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]

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Diana Princess of Wales

Statue of Diana, Princess of Wales unveiled

Prince William and Prince Harry have unveiled a statue of their mother, Diana Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on what would have been her 60th Birthday. The unveiling took place at a small family event attended by Diana’s siblings: The Earl Spencer, The Lady Sarah McCorquodale, and The Lady Jane Fellowes, in [read more]