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Princess Soamsawali suffers second stroke this year

Princess Soamsawali of Thailand, the former wife and first cousin of the King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand, has suffered another stroke. She previously suffered a stroke in February of this year. The 61-year-old Princess was admitted to the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok on Saturday. She was last seen earlier this month when her former husband gave members of the Royal Family…
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Former King of Malaysia dies at 88

It has been announced by Pahang Chief Minister Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail that the former King of Malaysia, Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah died on Wednesday morning in the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur at 8.50 am. He was 88-years-old. The Chief Minister said…
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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 Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan. She was born on 1 December 2001 at the Imperial Household Agency Hospital in the Tokyo Imperial Palace. The Princess has two names, a personal one Aiko, and an official…
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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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