Emperor Naruhito (almost wrote Akihito, I am so used to that!) ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne. The actual footage begins at minute 5:35. (UPDATE: Photos have been added from screenshots)
Queen Elizabeth II is probably not amused. She would never even entertain the thought. It’s that dreaded “A” word, the one that gives her the chills. That’s right – abdication. But it’s not a dirty word.
There is so much information pouring out of Japan over the abdication, it made me curious about their customs. Looking at some of their cultural etiquette – specifically bowing – I found some interesting tidbits, especially as it relates to American leaders.
Grand Duke Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d’Aviano: January 5th, 1921 – April 23rd, 2019. Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg has died at the age of 98. His eldest son, Grand Duke Henri, made a statement:
When you or a friend or family member is expecting a baby, the planning and preparation process begins. Gender reveal parties and baby showers are a fun way to celebrate becoming a parent.
In an unexpected move, Japan’s Emperor Akihito will abdicate this spring. The 85-year-old emperor has expressed concern over his health affecting his ability to carry out duties.
Little did Maxima Zorreguieta know that a party in Seville, Spain, would change the course of her life. Maxima’s bright smile caught the eye of a young man in attendance. The pair chatted amiably, but
With her radiant smile and charming manner, Princess Marie is one of Denmark’s classiest imports. French-born Marie officially joined the royal family in 2008 when she married Prince Joachim, the younger son of Queen Margrethe II. Since then, Marie has become extremely popular in her adopted country, and it’s not hard to see why: she’s a great representative of Denmark, a loving… Read More