Check out this interesting article: How Modern Monarchies are Evolving.
It’s a look at how monarchies impact the world, most particularly the countries where they exist.
The coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn (King Rama X) will be taking place over the next two days, although his rule has considered to have started back in 2016. His rule is not without issue, primarily due to the Lese Mageste laws that are in place. It is our hope that he, and the people of Thailand, have a bright future ahead of them.
Portions of the original website for the IGE as well as it’s successors are in the Internet Archive and I, Emperor Norton II, have requested that the current website for the IGE is included as well.
Yesterday was the last day of the reign of Emperor Akihito. It isn’t always easy to know when to step down and let someone else take over, but that time always comes. Emperor Akihito did it with love and grace, and during his reign showed what a proper Emperor should be. He stood with his people, went out after national crisis’s, and represented his people to the world.
Today starts a new reign, and it is our hope that the new Emperor of Japan has learned from his father what he needs to do.