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Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand admitted to hospital, lost feeling in hand

Thailand’s Princess Chulabhorn, 62, has been admitted to Chulabhorn Hospital in Bangkok, the Royal House announced today in a short statement. The Princess’s public duties are suspended until further notice. She has lost feeling in her left hand, and an MRI scan showed that her nerves were trapped around the elbow. The numbness is in her left arm, left ring finger and the left…
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Updated list of royal representatives set to attend Emperor Naruhito's Enthronement Ceremony

Ahead of Emperor Naruhito of Japan’s Enthronement Ceremony on 22 October in Tokyo, we have compiled a list of royals who will be in attendance at the ceremony. Royal Central was able to get confirmation regarding the representatives from Bhutan, Denmark, and Luxembourg. Bahrain: Crown Prince Salman Belgium: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Bhutan: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel and…
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The Royal Central Podcast: should abdication be the new norm?

This week’s Royal Central podcast looks ahead to the enthronement of the new Emperor of Japan. As well as the latest behind the scenes news on the guest list from our Deputy Editor, Brittani Barger, there’s also a debate about whether abdication is changing the way we view monarchies and questions about whether, in the 21st century, monarchs stepping aside is the preferred way of…
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Thai Royal Household Bureau releases biography and images of King's concubine

The Thai Royal Household Bureau has released a biography and images of King Maha Vajiralongkorn (or Rama X)’s concubine, Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, 34, who is formally known as the Royal Consort “Chao Khun Phra”. Royal Household Bureau She is the first royal concubine of a Thai monarch in close to a century, and the Royal Household took the unusual step to release candid photos of…
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