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Hereditary Princess Sophie: “I appreciate the humour of the Liechtensteiners”

To mark the Principality of Liechtenstein’s 300th anniversary, Hereditary Princess Sophie has given an interview to Liechtenstein’s Vaterland to moving to Liechtenstein, her family, and her social work. About her first trip to Liechtenstein, Her Royal Highness said, “My first visit was during a summer weekend in the early 90s. My husband invited me together with several friends.
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New Malaysian king elected

A new king has been elected in Malaysia after the shocking abdication of King Sultan Muhammad V, 49, who resigned earlier this month, after only two years on the throne. This was the first time a Malaysian monarch abdicated instead of completing his five year tenure on the…
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King of Morocco pardons 783 prisoners

The Ministry of Justice in Rabat has announced that King Mohammed VI has graciously pardoned 783 prisoners as part of the celebrations for the 75th Anniversary of the Manifesto of Independence. This is in accordance with the practice where pardons are given as part of the celebrations for national and religious holidays in Morocco. Most recently the King pardoned 792 prisoners as part of the…
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Malaysia to elect its new King on 24th of January

The Malaysian Council of Rulers is to meet on January the 24th to elect a new king and deputy. The new rulers will be sworn in on the 31st. This follows on from the announcement that Sultan Muhammad V was to abdicate after only ascending to the throne in 2016. This is a first in Malaysian history. In his abdication statement, he thanked the other rulers, as well as the prime minister and…
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Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn expected to chair committee overseeing coronation events for Thai King

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand announced this week that the government will call on Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to chair a government-appointed committee to oversee the organisation and preparation of the coronation of her brother, His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn, which is scheduled for early May this year. Speaking in a special televised event following…
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