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Japan

A look at Japan’s Princess Kako

Japan’s Princess Kako of Akishino was born as the second child of the now Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko; Kako Naishinnō was born at the Imperial Household Hospital in Tokyo on 29 December 1994. Her older sister is Princess Mako (b. 1991), and her younger brother is Prince Hisahito (b. 2006). Embed from [read more]

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The Netherlands

Queen Wilhelmina and Arkansas

The last place one would expect to see a connection to Queen Wilhelmina would be the southern US state of Arkansas. However, surprisingly, the state has a national park named in her honour.  Arkansas has a state park called Queen Wilhelmina State Park, which was named after the Wilhelmenia Inn at the top of Rich [read more]

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Máxima of the Netherlands

Taking a look at Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti was born on 17 May 1971 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta (a government official and advisor) and María del Carmen Cerruti de Zorreguieta. The Queen’s maiden last names follow Spanish naming customs where the child takes their father’s last name (Zorreguieta) and their mother’s last name (Cerruti). In most [read more]

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Queen Silvia of Sweden

A look at Queen Silvia of Sweden

Sweden’s consort was born as Silvia Renate Sommerlath on 23 December 1943 in Heidelberg, Germany, to Walther and Alice Sommerlath. The half-German and half-Brazilian grew up with three older brothers – Ralph, Walther, and Jörg – in their mother’s native Brazil and their father’s native Germany. The family spent time in São Paulo, Brazil, from [read more]