International royalsJapan

Japan's Prince Akishino publicly addresses Emperor's abdication and future of Imperial Family

Japan’s Prince Akishino stepped out and chatted with the media on Wednesday on the occasion of his 51st birthday. Prince Akishino is the younger son of the current Emperor Akihito. The Prince said it was good that his father expressed wishes to abdicate back in August. His health isn’t as good as it could be. He said, “It was good that [the Emperor] was able to express in an…
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Queen Sirikit returns home from hospital

The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, sent out a statement on 29 November stating that the dowager Queen had been released from the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital after being treated for a fever and a lung infection. Queen Sirikit returned to her home at the…
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Thailand's parliament invites Crown Prince to assume throne

The parliament in Thailand formally named Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn as the new king, completing a formal step for the heir to take the throne following the death of his father last month. He was then formally acknowledged as the new monarch by the members of the cabinet. “I would like everyone to stand up and give their blessings to the new king,” said National Assembly president…
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International royalsJordan

Princess Haya gives rare interview to Emirates Woman

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein has opened up in a rare interview with Emirates Woman about the loss of her mother, the ongoing Syrian conflict, her social media views, her admiration for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and more. Princess Haya, the younger half-sister of Jordan’s current King Abdullah, spoke about losing her mother when she was just 3-years-old and the…
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Funeral pyre for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej to be ready in September 2017

The funeral pyre for the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is expected to be ready before or during the month of September 2017. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was also called King Rama IX, died on 13 October after many years of ill health. He was 88-years-old. The Thai government announced on Monday that construction of the pyre will begin next year. Meetings of the committee for the royal…
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