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The Duchess of Sussex

The Duchess of Sussex – A new life

The future Duchess of Sussex was born as Rachel Meghan Markle on 4 August 1981 as the daughter of Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland in Los Angeles in the United States. She has two half-siblings from her father’s first marriage to Roslyn Loveless. Her parents divorced when she was six years old, and while she [read more]

Elizabeth II

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee emblem revealed

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee emblem has been revealed after a competition run by the V&A in conjunction with Buckingham Palace. The winning design was submitted by Edward Roberts from Nottinghamshire. He is a 19-year-old graphic design student at the University of Leeds. He will see his emblem feature prominently throughout the celebrations of the first-ever [read more]

Aiko Princess Toshi

No empress for Japan despite a lack of heirs

Japan has ruled out allowing a woman to ascend the Imperial throne despite a lack of male heirs and widespread popular support for a female ruler. The government panel working to solve the succession crisis will not even consider allowing women to reign. Under the Imperial Household Law, only men can ascend the throne. The [read more]