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A forthcoming Coronation later this year, Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s new role, Emperor Akihito’s abdication news, State Opening of Parliament in Britain, and Koningsdag (King’s Day).

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Thai Coronation

King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s forthcoming coronation will take place later this year.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s portrait on Ratchadamnoen Avenue in Bangkok

Watch this space for more details …

Norwegian Literature Ambassador

Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who has organised the annual Literature trains in Norway, has a new role promoting Norwegian Literature.

HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Photo: Jørgen Gomnæs / The Royal Court.

Visit http://www.buchmesse.de/en/fbf/ to find out more about the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Emperor Akihito’s Abdication Update

A final report has been submitted to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Emperor Akihito in 2014

Find out in this week’s show, what happens next …

State Opening of Parliament

The State Opening of Parliament in Great Britain is scheduled for Monday, 19 June, but not with all the usual pomp and pageantry.

We explain why in this week’s show.

King Willem-Alexnder’s 50th Birthday

Celebrations for King Willem-Alexander’s 50th birthday kicked off in Tilburg for Koningsdag (King’s Day) on 27 April 2017.

King Willem-Alexander was presented with a chocolate bust of himself during the festivities!

The Dutch Royal Family attended a concert as part of the festivities.

Visit the Netherlands Tourism – Tilburg for more information.

Hashtag: #Koningsdag #WA50