News Archive October 2004

October 31, 2004. King Norodom Sihamoni addressed Cambodians for the first time as their crowned sovereign.
Charlotte Observer article
Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901-2004)
Telegraph article
Scotland on Sunday article
Independent article
Charlotte Observer article

October 30, 2004. Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to the memory of her aunt.
Kensington Palace press release
BBC News article
Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, died last night at 102.
Kensington Palace press release
BBC News article, obituary, and pictures
Telegraph article and obituary
CNN article
The Queen and other members of the royal family are reportedly angered by the Government's plans to eliminate historic Scottish regiments.
Scotsman article
The new king of Cambodia was enthroned yesterday in the room he used to have to clean as a prisoner of the Khmer Rouge.
Telegraph article
Japanese Emperor Akihito's comments about enforced patriotism made waves in a country where the monarch is expected to avoid controversy.
Telegraph article

October 29, 2004. In a glittering ceremony steeped in ancient ritual, Norodom Sihamoni was officially crowned King of Cambodia.
BBC News article, analysis and pictures
CNN article and gallery
New York Times article
Yahoo! News article
Channel News Asia articles
Emperor Akihito expressed his opposition to forcing students and teachers to sing the Japanese national anthem.
Japan Times article
The Tower of London's "beefeaters" may not chop off heads anymore, but they are still proud of their ancient allegiance to the Crown.
iafrica.com article
Empress Farah of Iran greeted compatriots and signed copies of her autobiography in Long Island.
Great Neck Record article

October 28, 2004. Cambodia is getting ready to crown its new king.
BBC News article

October 27, 2004. Prince Rainier III of Monaco was hospitalized for a chest infection.
NEWS.com.au article
Crown Prince Haakon of Norway expressed his desire for more children.
Nettavisen article
Cambodians are preparing for the coronation of their first new monarch in over 60 years.

October 26, 2004. Prince Charles reopened the British consulate in Istanbul.
Telegraph articles

October 25, 2004. Russian aristocrats continue their fight to save historic palaces.
BBC News article
The Prince of Wales enjoyed a feast of "slow food" in Italy.
Telegraph article

October 24, 2004. Clarence House spokesman Paddy Harverson explained why Prince Harry will not apologize to the photographer involved in the nightclub altercation.
Telegraph article

October 23, 2004. The orderly abdication of King Sihanouk and accession of King Sihamoni leave some questions unresolved for Cambodia.
New York Times article
The niece of the last king of Burundi, running for president, hopes to bring piece to her native land.
Independent interview
Prince Harry, who will not be apologizing, has spoken with his father and brother about the nightclub incident.
BBC News article
Telegraph articles

October 22, 2004. The Romanian government offered former King Michael 30m in compensation for royal property seized by the Communists.
Independent article
Royal aides offered neither excuses nor apologies for Prince Harry's behavior.
Telegraph articles
BBC News article
Hello! article

October 21, 2004. Prince Harry was involved in a scuffle with a photographer when leaving a nightclub.
Hello! article
BBC News article
CNN profile
Recently separated Princess Alexandra of Denmark vacationed in Greece with her sons and parents.
Hello! article
Empress Michiko's comments yesterday suggested that Crown Princess Masako should accept her responsibilities.
Telegraph article
More on the homecoming of Cambodia's new monarch:
New York Times article

October 20, 2004. King Norodom Sihamoni and former King Norodom Sihanouk returned to Phnom Penh.
BBC News article and pictures
Empress Michiko of Japan spoke of her concern for her troubled daughter-in-law.
Hello! article
CNN article

October 19, 2004. Cambodia's new king and his father are due home after long absences.
Channel News Asia article

October 18, 2004. Norodom Sihamoni may be inexperienced, but Cambodians are hopeful that he will make a good king anyway.
Many British people, especially the young, are shockingly ignorant about the monarchy and its history.
Telegraph article

October 17, 2004. Russian aristocrats hope to save historic palaces from oligarchs.
Telegraph article
Launching a new series on England's kings and queens, historian David Starkey called for a revival of traditional English patriotism.
Telegraph article

October 16, 2004. Some, but not all, young Cambodians appear uninterested in the monarchy.
Kansas City Star article
Cambodia's new king expects to stay out of politics.
An exam board cleared Prince Harry of cheating.
Telegraph article
More on yesterday's royal Sikh temple visit:
Telegraph article

October 15, 2004. King Norodom Sihamoni admitted to Cambodians his anxieties about his new role.
BBC News article
Cambodians are surprised by King Sihanouk's abdication but ready to accept his chosen successor.
New York Times article
Independent article
A former teacher at Eton secretly recorded a conversation in which she claims Prince Harry admitted cheating on an exam.
BBC News article
Hello! article
Telegraph articles
More on King Olav V's alleged British paternity:
BBC News article
Prince Charles plans to build a rental mansion on a country estate.
BBC News article
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited a Sikh temple.
BBC News article
Hello! article

October 14, 2004. A new book claims that King Olav V of Norway was not actually the son of King Haakon VII.
Aftenposten article
Cambodia's Throne Council officially named Norodom Sihamoni, 51, as the new king.
BBC News article and profile
CNN article
Reuters article
China Post article
Yahoo! News article
New York Times article

October 12, 2004. Cambodians seem prepared to rally behind the quiet and artistic Prince Sihamoni as their next king.
New York Times article

October 11, 2004. Denmark's Crown Princess Mary had an operation to remove a gallstone.
Hello! article
The heir to the Spanish throne and his wife concluded a visit to the U.S..
Hello! article
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has been looking radiant as pregnancy rumors grow.
Hello! article
The Dutch royal family gathered for the christening of Count Claus-Casimir van Oranje-Nassau.
Hello! article
Prince Norodom Sihamoni is considered the most likely successor to the throne as Cambodia prepares for a new king.
Reuters article
BBC News article
Time article

October 10, 2004. King Norodom Sihanouk confirmed that his abdication is final.
BBC News article
China Post article
Prime Minister Hun Sen urged that the Cambodian succession be settled quickly.
China View article
Prince Michael of Kent is launching a new charitable organization for Russia.
Sunday Times article
Prince Harry and Eton College denied a former teacher's allegations that the prince had cheated on an exam.
BBC News article
Yahoo! News article
More on Queen Elizabeth II and the Scottish Parliament:
Telegraph article

October 9, 2004. Prince Norodom Ranariddh went to Beijing to implore his father to change his mind about abdicating.
Scotsman article
The Queen opened the controversial new Scottish parliament building as republicans staged a rival event.
Scotsman articles: 1, 2, 3
BBC News articles and photo gallery
Buckingham Palace has installed an electric fence to deter intruders.
Telegraph article
Wines from the Tsars' cellar are to be auctioned.
Telegraph article
More on the Aga Khan divorce:
Telegraph article

October 8, 2004. Bulgaria's former king and current prime minister is more interested in getting Bulgaria into the EU than in restoring the monarchy.
Bulgarian News Network article
The Cambodian government appointed a Throne Council to select a new monarch.
BBC News article
The King of Cambodia's abdication announcement shocked his subjects.
Charlotte Observer article
New York Times article
BBC News articles: 1, 2 and pictures
Telegraph article
The Aga Kahn and his wife the Begum Inaara (formerly Gabriele zu Leiningen) are to divorce.
Hello! article
Princess Lalla Salma welcomed the King and Queen of the Belgians to Morocco.
Hello! article
Activists denounced Prince Charles's failure to use the latest politically correct terminology when describing his youthful reading interests.
Scotsman article
More on Queen Alexandra's photographs:
The Scotsman article

October 7, 2004. King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicated, leaving the throne temporarily vacant.
BBC News article and profile
CNN article
The 12-year-old ruler of Uganda's Toro kingdom celebrated the ninth anniversary of his accession.
New York Times article
The author of the poem which will be read when the Queen opens the new Scottish parliament endorsed a rival anti-monarchist event.
The Herald article
Photographs by Queen Alexandra are going on display at Windsor Castle.
Scotsman article

October 5, 2004. Crown Princess Mathilde delighted elderly Belgians at a seminar on ageing.
Hello! article

October 4, 2004. Crown Princess Masako of Japan has returned to public life.
Hello! article
Reaction was mixed to yesterday's beatification of the last Habsburg emperor.
New York Times article
International Herald Tribune article

October 3, 2004. The Pope formally beatified five Catholics, including Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary.
BBC News article and profiles

October 2, 2004. Pope John Paul II faces continuing criticism from anti-monarchists for his decision to beatify the last Habsburg emperor tomorrow.
Telegraph article
Financial Times article
A new book re-examines the identity of the first King of Scots.
The Scotsman article

October 1, 2004. The Benedictine monk who advocated the beatification of Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary for years will see his efforts rewarded on Sunday.
(Pittsburgh) Tribune-Review article
Zenit biography
Newly divorced Princess Stephanie of Monaco has a new boyfriend.
Hello! article

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