News Archive December 2006

December 28, 2006. New measuring techniques revealed the territory of the Principality of Liechtenstein to be slightly larger than previously thought.
BBC News article

December 26, 2006. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, granddaughter of the late Princess Margaret, stole the show as the British royal family attended Christmas services.
Telegraph article

December 25, 2006. Spain's King Juan Carlos advocated political cooperation in the fight against terrorism in his annual Christmas message.
Typically Spanish article
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II called for greater understanding between the generations in her annual Christmas message.
BBC News article

December 24, 2006. The Queen praised the courage of British troops in a special Christmas message for them.
BBC News article

December 23, 2006. Emperor Akihito urged young Japanese to learn history and honor the war dead.
BBC News article

December 17, 2006. Bhutan's new king addressed his subjects for the first time.
India eNews article
Bhutan reacted with gratitude and sadness to King Jigme Singye Wangchuk's abdication.
Scotland on Sunday article
Bangkok Post article

December 16, 2006. Prince William's graduation was the most high-profile public event his girlfriend Kate Middleton has attended.
Telegraph article

December 15, 2006. Prince William graduated from Sandhurst in a ceremony supervised by his grandmother the Queen.
BBC News article and pictures
Sooner than expected, Bhutan's King Jigme Singye Wangchuk handed over the throne to his son Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk, who at 26 becomes the youngest head of state in the world (and incidentally, the first head of state younger than I am).
BBC News article
Royalists marched against Maoist republicanism in Kathmandu.
India eNews article

December 14, 2006. The UK's official police inquiry found no evidence that the death of Diana, Princess of Wales was anything other than a tragic accident.
New York Times article
BBC News article

December 13, 2006. Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin was crowned Malaysia's 13th king in a traditional ceremony filled with pomp and pageantry.
Washington Post article
Princes William and Harry unveiled plans to commemorate the tenth anniversary of their mother's death next year with a charity concert and memorial service.
Telegraph article
BBC News article

December 8, 2006. Nepal's King Gyanendra and his son Crown Prince Paras have lost their traditional tax exemption as Parliament prepares to debate the monarchy's future.
BBC News article

December 6, 2006. Thais celebrated their revered king's 79th birthday.
Mainichi Daily News article
Queen Elizabeth II belatedly celebrated her 80th birthday at the Ritz with some of her family.
Telegraph article

December 5, 2006. Grand Duchess Maria of Russia continued her legal rehabilitation efforts on behalf of Tsar Nicholas II and his familiy.
RIA Novosti article

December 4, 2006. Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito performed as a violist in an alumni orchestra concert at his alma mater.
Hello! article
A study of Queen Elizabeth's Christmas broadcasts found that her upper-class accent has gradually softened over the years.
Telegraph article

December 3, 2006. Royalists began a campaign to save Nepal's monarchy.
India eNews article

December 1, 2006. Nigeria's northern emirs welcomed the Prince of Wales to their country.
BBC News pictures
Prince Jefri of Brunei defended himself regarding his dispute with his brother the Sultan.
Telegraph interview
The exiled Greek royal family plan to auction off silverware and other heirlooms.
Telegraph article

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