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Possible date for Emperor's abdication revealed

According to a government source, the Japanese government has been considering the possibility of Crown Prince Naruhito acceding to the Chrysanthemum Throne ahead of schedule. During a rare televised address last August, Emperor Akihito of Japan first alluded to a possible desire to step down from service and pass the role of Emperor to his son, Crown Prince Naruhito. The wish was not expressed…
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Rwandan King's Successor Named

The late King Kigeli V of Rwanda. Photo Credit: Rwanda Library via Wikimedia Commons CC The new Head of the Rwandan Royal House has been announced by the Rwandan Royal Council of Abiru via the Prester John Institute, the Royal and Imperial Council of Foreign…
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Last heir to the Ottoman Empire dies at age 92

The last heir to the former Ottoman Empire, Prince Bayezid Osman, has died at the age of 92. Osman Bayezid Osmanoğlu was the 44th head of the Ottoman family. On Friday he died at his home in New York, USA. If the Ottoman monarchy were restored, he would be Grand Sultan Bayezid III. Ahmed Tevfik Pasha, the last Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire. Photo: Bain News Service via Wikimedia Commons. He…
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Claimant to the Headship of the House of Romanov has died

Prince Dimitri Romanov, a claimant to the headship of the House of Romanov, died in Denmark yesterday evening. His wife, Princess Feodora (née Dorrit Revetlow) said he was taken to hospital last week due to a “dramatic decline in health.” She has confirmed he died on the evening of 31 December 2016. Prince Dmitri was born on 17 May 1926 in Cap d’Antibes in France as the second…
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Memorial for King Bhumibol's dead dog

Earlier today the late King Bhumibol’s dog was remembered in a Buddhist ceremony for the first anniversary of her death. Tong Daeng was the favourite dog of King Bhumibol. The ceremony took place near a statue of the dog in Hua Hin, where the dog died in Klai Kangwon Palace. Tong Daeng was a stray dog, which was picked up by the King himself from the streets in 1998. She was named Tong Daeng…
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