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A look at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall - the Thai King's residence

As we await the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn as King Rama X this week, let’s take a look at the official residence of the King of Thailand. Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall, also known as the Ambara Villa, is located within Bangkok’s Dusit Palace and translates to “the royal seat in the sky.” Completed in 1906, it now serves as the primary residence of the…
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King of Morocco to contribute to reconstruction of Notre Dame

The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI is contributing to the reconstruction of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. Morocco’s monarch informed the Archbishop of Paris, via the Moroccan Ambassador to France, Chakib Benmoussa, last week of his country’s contribution to the famed cathedral’s reconstruction. Since the devastating fire that started on the late afternoon of 15 April 2019, around…
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Who is Japan's Aiko, Princess Toshi?

Aiko, Princess Toshi is the daughter and only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan. Embed from Getty Images She was born on 1 December 2001 at the Imperial Household Agency Hospital in the Tokyo Imperial Palace. The Princess has two names, a…
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The life of Empress Michiko

Michiko Shōda – the future Empress of Japan – was born on 20 October 1934 at the University of Tokyo Hospital. She was the daughter of Hidesaburō Shōda and Fumiko Soejima and was the second of four children. She received a solid education, a combination of traditional and Western, and learned to speak English. She attended the Futaba Elementary School in Tokyo but was forced to…
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Liechtenstein state visit to Switzerland takes place

Liechtenstein’s Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie have undertaken a rare state visit to neighbouring Switzerland on the invitation of the Swiss Federal Council and the President of Switzerland. They have been accompanied by Prime Minister Adrian Hasler, Deputy Prime Minister Daniel Risch and various other members of the Liechtenstein government. Upon arrival, the couple…
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