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Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej treated for medical condition

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has experienced a hard ten months of medical problems. The world’s longest reigning monarch was treated for hydrocephalus, or water on the brain and a chest infection. Hydrocephalus occurs when there is a build-up of the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain. Boston Mayor John F. Collins and Mary Collins with Queen Sirikit and King Bhumibol…
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Romanian King Ferdinand honoured on 150th anniversary of his birth

The National Bank of Romania has issued three new coins to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Romania’s greatest Kings, Ferdinand I. King Ferdinand is best remembered for his role in expanding Romanian territories during the First World War A statue of King Ferdinand I. He was King of Romania for 13 years. Prince Ferdinand was born on August 24, 1865, the son of Leopold, Prince of…
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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dies, aged 90

The King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, has died at the age of 90. King Abdullah, who acceded to the throne on 1st August 2005, was admitted to hospital on the 2 January, requiring treatment for pneumonia. His health had deteriorated since 2010. He will now be succeeded by his half-brother, Crown Prince Salman. King Abdullah’s passing now makes Queen Elizabeth II the…
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The Duchess of Alba dies at age 88

<![CDATA[It has been reported that the Spanish aristocrat, The Duchess of Alba, died yesterday morning at Duenas Palace in Seville. The Duchess passed away at the age of 88 after contracting pneumonia. It is said that The Duchess' husband, Alfonso Diez Carabantes…
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Japan’s Crown Princess Masako attends banquet after 11 year absence

<![CDATA[She has been absent from official duties for eleven years, but on Wednesday Crown Princess Masako attended a banquet for the visiting Dutch royals. The Crown Princess has been keeping a low profile for the past decade due to suffering with stress related illnesses. The Imperial Household Agency confirmed that Masako accompanied her husband, Crown Prince Naruhito, at a banquet for King…
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