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King of Thailand ‘Fired Upon’ With Rubber Pellets By German Teens

  June 21, 2017 at 10:44 am by

While out cycling in Bavaria two weeks ago, King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand and his entourage were ‘fired upon’ with rubber pellets from an airsoft gun by two teenagers, a spokesperson for the prosecution office in Landshut said on Tuesday. The two boys – aged 14 and 13 – were in a garden along a street in Erding, Bavaria when they shot the bullets at a passing group of cyclists, as well … Continue reading

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Japanese Government Approves Bill To Allow Emperor’s Abdication

  May 19, 2017 at 5:25 pm by

The Japanese Cabinet on Friday approved a bill that will allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate the throne. It will now be submitted to a full sitting of Parliament for final approval, which is is likely to receive as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a majority. Emperor Akihito made his desire to abdicate public last August. Once the bill – which is specifically written to allow only the current Emperor to … Continue reading

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Video of Crop-Top Wearing King Maha Vajiralongkorn Could Shut Down Facebook Thailand

  May 16, 2017 at 7:46 am by

A ten-month-old video of King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand in a pair of jeans and a yellow crop-top, a number of fake tattoos visible, reportedly walking through a German shopping centre has led to somewhat of a standoff between Thai officials and Facebook after the video went viral this month on the Thai arm of the social media giant. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) had threatened to sue Facebook Thailand … Continue reading

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King of Swaziland Wants To Ban Divorce

  April 19, 2017 at 7:34 am by

Swaziland’s King Mswati III has voiced his desire to have divorce banned in his country, The Times of Swaziland reports. “In our culture, once you marry, there is no turning back,” the 49-year-old King – who has fifteen wives – is reported to have told the country’s religious leaders during an Easter service at the weekend, whom he asked to “inform citizens that there will be no pulling out from marriage, once it takes … Continue reading

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Princess Margaret’s Will To Remain Sealed, Judge Rules

  April 12, 2017 at 3:04 pm by

The President of the Family Division of the High Court, Sir James Munby, has ruled that the late Princess Margaret’s will is to remain sealed, quashing an application by an individual claiming to be the Princess’s illegitimate daughter. The judge called Malika Benmusa’s claim “a farrago of delusional nonsense”. His ruling was only four sentences long, which he correctly described as “historically short”. This is the second time this year Sir … Continue reading

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Court Ruling: King Albert II Not Delphine Boël’s Father

  March 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm by

A Brussels court has today ruled that Delphine Boël has not satisfied their requirements to forfeit her paternity in her years-long quest to be recognised as the biological daughter of King Albert II of Belgium.  “The Court considers that, given the importance and during of the affective reality revealed by the possession of an existing state between Ms D. Boël and Mr J. Boël [Jacques Boël, Delphine’s legal father] and that the role of filiation … Continue reading

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Iñaki Urdangarín To Remain In Switzerland During Appeal Process

  February 23, 2017 at 5:12 pm by

A court in Palma de Mallorca has decided that Iñaki Urdangarín will be allowed to continue living in Switzerland with his family until the conclusion of the appeal process against the guilty verdict he was handed last week in the Nóos corruption case. Iñaki is required to meet with local authorities on the first day of each month and inform the court if he changes residence at any time. He will not … Continue reading

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Iñaki Urdangarin Sentenced To Six Years In Prison for Nóos Fraud

  February 17, 2017 at 7:40 am by

The Nóos scandal has come to a conclusion today in Mallorca, where Iñaki Urdangarin was sentenced to serve six years and three months in prison after being found guilty of fraud by the Provincial Court of Palma. He has also been fined 512,000€. Infanta Cristina, his wife, has been found not guilty of tax evasion. She will be required to pay a 265,000€ fine. Urdangarin had been charged with several crimes – … Continue reading

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Tax Liability for King Michael?

  May 19, 2016 at 7:03 am by

Romanian news website, Romania Insider, reports that His Majesty King Michael I of Romania is amongst a list of 187,000 names of the country’s biggest individual debtors to the State. According to the report, King Michael has tax liabilities of RON4.1 million (Romanian Leu), which is just over EUR 910,000 or around £697,000. The list, published by the National Fiscal Administration Agency, states that the liabilities relate to overdue payments … Continue reading

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Yet Another Relative of King Felipe VI Investigated By Tax Services

  May 18, 2016 at 5:52 am by

Princess Inès of the Two Sicilies, youngest daughter of the late Infante Alfonso of Spain and his wife Infanta Alicia, née Princess of Bourbon-Parma, is being investigated by Spanish tax services for money laundering. The princess has put the money she inherited from her father -who died in 1964- on a bank account in Switzerland. The princess says that the Swiss bank accounts can easily explained: her father opened them … Continue reading

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Tax Authorities Will Investigate Infanta Pilar’s Offshore Firm

  April 5, 2016 at 5:35 am by

A spokesperson of the Spanish tax authorities has announced that they have started an investigation into the firm that Infanta Pilar, sister of King Juan Carlos, has had for forty years in Panama. Yesterday it became clear that the princess is one of the names that has been mentioned in the ‘Panama papers’.  The papers show that hundreds politicians and celebrities have offshore accounts in Panama, possibly to evade taxes … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar’s ‘Financial Facade’ Named In Panama Papers

  April 4, 2016 at 11:11 am by

Today had more bad news in store for the Spanish royal family. Although the king has worked hard to make the family’s finances more transparent, his family doesn’t seem to be too cooperative.  His sister the Infanta Cristina and her husband Inaki Urdangarin are suspected of embazzling tax money. However, his aunt Pilar now also is under scrutiny. This weekend the so-called ‘Panama Papers’ have been opened. A group of … Continue reading

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“My Name Is On A Black List, Between Terrorists and Dictators”

  March 30, 2016 at 3:43 pm by

Delphine Boël continues her search for recognition by her father King Albert II. Boël gave an interview to the Flemish magazine Humo where she explains how her ‘life became a hell’. She also claims that the name of her and her family is on an international black list, between those of terrorists and dictators. She names an example: to her surprise she received a notification from her British bank that … Continue reading

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Duke of Parma Loses Legal Battle Against Son

  March 14, 2016 at 10:22 am by

Minister Ard van der Steur (Justice) rejected the objection that the Duke of Parma filed. The duke wanted to prevent his illigitemate son, (Carlos) Hugo Klynstra, to be incorperated into the Dutch nobility with the title Prince de Bourbon de Parme. The duke can still go to the court of appeal to challenge the decision of the minister. Hugo Klynstra was born in 1997 to Prince Carlos Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, … Continue reading

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Cristina Stands By Iñaki: “I Am Convinced of My Husband’s Innocence”

  March 4, 2016 at 5:47 am by

Yesterday afternoon it was Infanta Cristina’s time to be heard during the Nóos trial. The Infanta and her husband are facing charges of corruption for embazzling 4,5 million Euros of public money. The Princess said that she has full confidence in her husband and his innocence. She also distanced herself again from the running of the company Aizoon, of which she was co-owner. She said that it was her husband … Continue reading

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Iñaki Denies Involvement of Cristina and Juan Carlos

  March 3, 2016 at 1:09 pm by

Iñaki Urdangarin, husband of Infanta Cristina of Spain, had to testify in court again today. The former duke of Palma de Mallorca is a suspect in a fraud scandal. He and his business partner Diego Torres are accused of misusing public funds for their Nóos foundation. Iñaki denied that either his wife or his father-in-law knew about the embazzlements. He told them little about his business, only about a business … Continue reading

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Iñaki Testifies: “I Don’t Know”, “I Can’t Recall” and “I Suppose So”

  February 27, 2016 at 5:53 am by

Yesterday it was Iñaki’s turn to speak and defend himself. The borther-in-law of the Spanish King is facing trial for corruption. He and his business partner Diego Torres are suspectedof embazzling 6,2 million Euros. According to ‘El País’, Iñaki answered most questions with: “I don’t know”, “I can’t recall”or “I suppose so”. What he did remember and admit was that the real estate company Aizoon, owned by him and his … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina on Forced Leave From Job While Palace Is Linked To Nóos Case

  February 24, 2016 at 5:22 am by

Infanta Cristina has been forced to take an unpaid leave by her employer, the La Caixa Foundation, for which she has been working since 1992. The last few years the Princess worked for their international events department in Geneva, Switzerland. Iñaki Urdangarin is also without a job since he was forced to leave Telefónica due to the Nóos trial. The Nóos case continues in Mallorca. Yesterday Iñaki’s business partner Diego … Continue reading

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Death Certificate for Lord Lucan Granted; Son Inherits Earldom

  February 4, 2016 at 1:30 am by

There is now a new Earl of Lucan, 42 years after the 7th Earl disappeared following the gruesome murder of the family nanny. George Bingham became the 8th Earl after a High Court judge yesterday approved a death certificate for his father, John Bingham – more commonly known as Lord Lucan. The Earl has not been seen since November 1974, when he disappeared after allegedly beating nanny Sandra Rivett to … Continue reading

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Delphine Boël Has Court Victory, Can Continue Legal Suit For Paternity

  February 3, 2016 at 7:26 pm by

After a 15-month case, Belgium’s Constitutional Court has ruled that Delphine Boël, who claims to be a biological daughter of former King Albert II, can continue with her legal bid to prove her paternity. The Court today announced its decision that the right to have the knowledge of your biological father is more important than the law, which states that such a challenge must be done either prior to the child’s … Continue reading

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