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An overview of the Thai laws of succession

Succession to a dynastic throne has always been a perplexing and gender-specific affair when it comes to hereditary monarchies. For centuries dating back to the era of the ancient world, male-preference primogeniture has always been the overriding choice for establishing who would succeed a reigning monarch. This ancient, patriarchal method of passing the throne through the first-born male line of…
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Empress Emerita Michiko told to take it easy after doctors diagnose heart valve abnormalities

The Imperial Household Agency announced on Monday that the Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan has been diagnosed with heart valve abnormalities. She underwent a heart exam on Saturday after a blood test from earlier this month showed a higher risk of heart failure. The former Empress, who is 84-years-old, retired from official duties alongside her husband Emperor Emeritus Akihito at the end of…
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Former Empress of Japan set to undergo heart exam

Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan, 84, is set to undergo a heart examination according to the Imperial Household Agency on Friday. The heart examination has been set up after Michiko’s blood test showed that she has a higher risk of heart failure. As a result, further…
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Thailand celebrates new Queen's birthday

Thailand’s new Queen Suthida was widely celebrated yesterday in the kingdom with various events. Alms were given to hundreds of Buddhist monks by government officials – including Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha – in the capital of Bangkok near the Royal…
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Emperor and Empress of Japan attend the national tree-planting ceremony

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan were present in the Aichi Prefecture for the 700th National Tree-planting Festival in the Aichi Forest Park. The theme of the festival was “science on wood, town, people’s tomorrow, the future.” Over 9,000 people attended the festival. The previous Emperor did not speak at the tree-planting ceremony to reduce the burden on him, but…
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Queen Mother of Thailand released from hospital

Thailand’s Queen Mother has been released from hospital and has returned home to Chitralada Royal Villa, located within the grounds of Dusit Palace,according to the Royal Household Bureau on Tuesday. Queen Sirikit, 86, had recently been suffering from a cystitis infection (also called a urinary tractinfection or UTI) and was admitted to Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok. The…
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