Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, the daughter of Cambodia’s late King Norodom Sihanouk and half-sister of King Norodom Sihamoni, has died at the age of 76.
Princess Buppha Devi passed away on Nov. 18, as announced by Cambodia’s Constitutional Council, of which she was a member. Details of her death were not disclosed, according to The Washington Post.
Princess Ayako of Takamado, daughter of Norihito, Prince Takamado, and Hisako, Princess Takamado, is now the second Japanese princess in two years to renounce her royal status to marry a “commoner.”
According to Japan’s Imperial Household Agency, Princess Ayako, 27, will marry Kei Moriya, 32, an employee of the shipping firm NYK Line.
On November 26, the last princess of Korea — a Caucasian woman originally from the U.S. — died at the age of 94 in Hawaii.
Julia Mullock was all by herself in her final moments, according to Lee Nam-ju, a former professor at Seoul’s Sungshin Women’s University and a close friend. “Mullock died so lonely on the hospital bed. She was so sick and weak that she was not able to use her mobile phone before she died,” Lee told The Seoul Times.
Right out of the pages of a Disney movie, Princess Mako, the granddaughter of Japan’s Emperor Akihito, is ready to give up her royal title to marry a beach tourism worker she met at a restaurant.
The 25-year-old princess is set to be engaged to Kei Komuro, also 25, who is a law firm worker and graduate student, the Imperial House told CNN.
On Monday, Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visited Cambodia, but before she arrived, she requested that they build a $40,000 air-conditioned outhouse with a lake view that only she can use.