Japan’s Emperor Begins Abdication

Earlier today Japan’s Emperor Akihito began a series of ceremonies to begin his abdication on 30 April. The first ceremonies were held on Tuesday at the three Imperial sanctuaries on the palace grounds in Tokyo. Dressed in an ancient court costume, The Emperor first visited the main sanctuary, Kashikodokoro. There he bowed and read out […]

Abdication Rumours Circulate Again

With the passing of Prince Henrik last month, rumours are again circulating that Queen Margrethe may abdicate. What fueled the latest rumour was last week when Princess Mary joined The Queen for Haandarbeid’s Fremme (The Danish Handicrafts Guild) 90th anniversary at the Greve Museum in Bækgårdsvej. According to a royal source, who spoke to Woman’s […]