Posts Tagged ‘Emperor Akihito’

Royal Round Up: Letizia, William, Harry, Beatrice, Victoria

This royal round up features: Queen Letizia over in Japan for a State Visit, Prince William and Prince Harry in France for a WWI commemorative event, Princess Beatrice at WE Day in NYC, and Crown Princess Victoria doing her thing.

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Royal Round Up: Triple the tiara appearances & double the York princesses

This royal round up features three separate tiara appearances (one that barely makes the count as royal, but whatevs) and two different York princesses. Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were out and about at State Banquets while Princess Beatrice was doing the charity thing and Princess Eugenie was attending a service at Westminster Abbey.

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Royal Round Up: Harry’s schedule, following up on that KP letter, and VJ Day

This Royal Round Up includes an update to Prince Harry‘s schedule, some Prince William and Kate Middleton news and follow up on their privacy letter, and other British royals commemorating VJ Day.

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Prince William’s elephant sanctuary embarrassment and ridiculous tour costumes

**Quick Kate Middleton update before the William post: Next Thursday, March 12, Kate will visit the set of Downton Abbey at Ealing Studios. That makes five appearances over four days next week. She really is packing in the appearances before she disappears to give birth, huh.**

Prince William‘s latest controversy proves how completely incompetent Will and Kate’s Kensington Palace team are. William visited an elephant sanctuary as part of his crusade against the illegal wildlife trade, where he met an elephant, planted a tree, and gave a speech about how the illegal wildlife trade needs to end (transcript here). About a mile away from where William was, elephants were shackled and forced to perform for visitors. So William was preaching animal conservation while giving no you-knows about animal cruelty.

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Japan’s Imperial Family celebrates New Year with tiaras

It’s a brand new year and two royal families celebrated with tiara events. This post is for the Japanese Imperial Family (go here for the Danish Royal Family post). Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan, accompanied by members of their family, hosted the annual New Year Greeting Ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo yesterday, January 1.

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