Japan

Princess Mako turns 29

Japan’s Princess Mako of Akishino is celebrating her 29th birthday today; she is the niece of Emperor Naruhito and eldest granddaughter of Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko. A video was released by the Imperial Household Agency of Mako and her younger sister, Princess Kako, at their home. It was taken in early October in Tokyo at the Akasaka Estate. Mako…
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Thailand

Thai Senate backs controversial king

Thailand’s Senate has expressed their support for the kingdom’s controversial monarch, King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Senate President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai spoke on Thursday during a special meeting and stressed the need to “protect and uphold this noble…
BhutanMiddle East

Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck travels to Kuwait to express condolences on death of late Emir

Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck of Bhutan was sent to Kuwait on behalf of his older half-brother, King Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, to convey the condolences of the King, Royal Family and Bhutanese people on the death of the late Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah died at the age of 91 on 29 September in a hospital in the United States where he had been…
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Japan

Japan to hold proclamation ceremonies for Crown Prince in November

Japan is set to hold its proclamation ceremonies for Crown Prince Fumihito on 8 November even as the country continues to battle COVID-19. There had been much debate on when the ceremonies would take place due to the pandemic, but the government decided they could take place in November after being postponed from April. The new Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, said last week…
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Bhutan

King of Bhutan and his father tour Bhutan to encourage their kingdom

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has toured his kingdom alongside his father, the former monarch, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The father and son toured different parts of Bhutan to encourage the people and motivate them as the pandemic continues. The reigning King travelled from Samdrup Jongkhar to Jomotshangkha on 1 October where he will be staying to visit with the people. He has…
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