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New Emperor of Japan hosts first state banquet of reign

The Emperor and Empress await the arrival of the Trumps. OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY ANDEA HANKS Emperor Naruhito, alongside his wife Empress Masako, has hosted his first state banquet since he ascended the throne at the beginning of this month. United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are on a four-day state visit to Japan, and the President is the first foreign leader…
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Princess Soamsawali suffers second stroke this year

Princess Soamsawali of Thailand, the former wife and first cousin of the King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand, has suffered another stroke. She previously suffered a stroke in February of this year. The 61-year-old Princess was admitted to the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok on Saturday. She was last seen earlier this month when her former husband gave members of the Royal Family…
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Official images released of Queen of Thailand

The Royal Household Bureau of Thailand has released several images of the new Queen of Thailand, Suthida. There are 20 images total showing Her Majesty in varying outfits from military uniforms to formal wear. They announced that the public and government agencies are…
Japan

First official visit abroad for Princess Kako of Japan

The Imperial Household Agency has announced this week that Her Imperial Highness Princess Kako of Akishino is set to pay her first official visit abroad in September. The Princess will be travelling to Austria and Hungary to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the institution…
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Japanese, Spanish and Swedish royals unite for dementia forum

At the third annual Dementia X Forum at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden, Princess Sofia and Queen Silvia of Sweden welcomed Queen Sofía of Spain and Princess Takamado of Japan to their country for the event. Dementia X was hosted by BBC World News journalist and presenter Nisha Pillai, and she welcomed everyone to the forum before introducing the Minister of Children, Senior Citizens and…
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Thailand

Thai Queen's birthday now a holiday in Thailand

Thailand’s new queen consort, Queen Suthida, will now have her birthday celebrated as a national holiday. The Thai government declared on Tuesday, 14 May that Her Majesty’s birthday, 3 June will, from now on, be publicly celebrated as a national holiday. It was…
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King of Thailand bestows new titles on family members

The King of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, has bestowed new titles on his family members as part of the events following his coronation. His Majesty gave new titles to various family members including his mother, Queen Sirikit, who he gave the title of ‘Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother.’ The King’s 14-year-old son and heir, Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, was bestowed the…
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