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Former Japanese Emperor Akihito and former Empress Michiko take a walk in Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park in Tochigi Prefecture, eastern Japan, on May 28, 2024

Former Empress Michiko tests positive for COVID, symptoms light

Former Empress Michiko has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and has light symptoms, the Imperial Household Agency said Monday. The 89-year-old has a cough and discomfort in her...

Japanese emperor and empress visit towns hit by Jan. 1 quake and console thousands...

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on Friday visited towns in the north-central region of Noto to pray for victims of the deadly New Year’s Day earthquake and console thousands of homeless...

Catherine, Princess of Wales, reveals she has cancer

Catherine, Princess of Wales, said Friday she has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy, a revelation that followed weeks in which her absence from the public eye sparked intense speculation about her health.

Catalina could address the mystery about her health at a public event, according to...

The Princess of Wales could address the mystery surrounding her state of health, of which there are no details, at a public event in due course, according to those close to Catherine...

Japan emperor, empress to visit quake-hit Noto Peninsula

Arrangements are being made for Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako to visit the Noto Peninsula, possibly in late March, to meet with people affected by the powerful earthquake that struck the...

By disclosing his cancer, Charles breaks centuries of royal tradition. But he shares only...

In British history, the secrecy of the monarch’s health has always reigned supreme. The palace’s disclosure that King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer shattered that longstanding tradition. On the...

Billionaire Sultan Ibrahim sworn in as Malaysia’s 17th king under rotating monarchy system

The billionaire sultan who rules Malaysia’s Johor state was sworn in as the nation’s new king Wednesday under a unique rotating monarchy system. Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, 65, took his...

Danish royals attend church service to mark King Frederik’s first visit outside the capital

Denmark’s royal family on Sunday participated in a special “celebratory church service” at Aarhus Cathedral as the new King Frederik X, accompanied by wife Queen Mary and mother Queen Margrethe, waved to crowds...

Japan’s emperor pens poem to reflect on warm welcome during visits

Japanese Emperor Naruhito, in a poem recited at the annual Imperial New Year's Poetry Reading on Friday, reflected fondly on the warm welcome he and his wife Empress Masako have always received...