Morocco

Who is Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco?

Born in Rome, Italy, on 26 August 1962, to King Hassan II and his second wife, Lalla Latifa Hammou, Lalla Meryem was the first child and eldest daughter of the couple; her birth, reportedly, took place in Italy because the family was on holiday there at the time. She would go on to have four siblings: King Mohammed VI, Princess Lalla Asma, Princess Lalla Hasna, and Prince Moulay Rachid.
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Morocco

King of Morocco will no longer celebrate birthday with official annual ceremony

It has been announced by the Ministry of Royal Palaces that King Mohammed VI will no longer celebrate his birthday each year with an official ceremony at the Royal Palace, which is held on 21 August. In a statement, it was said that the King had decided “not to organise, from this year, the official ceremony” for his birthday. No reason has been given. The official celebrations…
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International royalsJapan

Emperor Emeritus Akihito suffers bout of cerebral anaemia due to fatigue

Emperor Emeritus Akihito of Japan suffered an episode of severe cerebral anaemia last week, the Imperial Household Agency announced on Tuesday. The Emperor Emeritus had been undergoing a regular health check-up when he was unable to continue standing up at one point. The cerebral anaemia is believed to have been the result of fatigue caused by the health check-up. He has since recovered. Both the…
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International royalsJapan

Princess Mako visits Machu Picchu

Princess Mako of Akishino, a niece of Emperor Naruhito of Japan, has visited the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru as part of her six-day visit to the country. The official trip to Peru and Bolivia marks the 120th anniversary of the start of Japanese immigration to…
International royalsJapan

Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Japan begin visit to Poland

Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko of Japan were welcomed by the Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda as the royal couple begins a tour of Poland on Friday. The tour marks the centenary of Japan’s diplomatic relations with Poland and Finland. The official welcome ceremony took place at the Presidential Palace in Warshaw. Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown…
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