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Elizabeth II: Britain's constant in an ever-changing world
Elizabeth II: Britain's constant in an ever-changing world

After reigning through the decline of the British empire and some of the worst scandals in royal history, Queen Elizabeth II is set to become Britain's longest-serving monarch.

Elizabeth II: Britain's constant in an ever-changing world
Thousands mourn death of influential Nigerian monarch
Thousands mourn death of influential Nigerian monarch

Hundreds of thousands of people flocked the streets of Nigeria's second city on Friday to pay their final respects to one of the country's most influential traditional rulers as he was laid to rest.

Thousands mourn death of influential Nigerian monarch
Athanase Teiri. Photo courtesy of tahiti-infos.com
Self-styled Polynesian 'king' convicted for issuing fake money

A self-styled "king" who claims to rule over an unrecognised "republic" in French Polynesia was convicted by a Tahiti court Wednesday for issuing fake money.

Self-styled Polynesian 'king' convicted for issuing fake money
Spanish prince's star rises as monarchy stumbles
Spanish prince's star rises as monarchy stumbles

As Spain's royal family reels from scandals and its elderly king leans on crutches after numerous operations, one figure is standing tall, offering the monarchy hope: heir apparent Prince Felipe.

Spanish prince's star rises as monarchy stumbles
Japanese Emperor Akihito turns 80
Japanese Emperor Akihito turns 80

Thousands of people thronged Japan's Imperial Palace Monday to celebrate Emperor Akihito's 80th birthday, as he lauded his wife for standing by him in his "lonely" pursuit of leading the world's oldest monarchy.

Japanese Emperor Akihito turns 80
Mswati III, King of Swaziland. ©REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine
Swaziland is a 'monarchial democracy', says king

Africa's last absolute monarch King Mswati III has declared his tiny mountain kingdom has a new political system -- a "monarchial democracy".

Swaziland is a 'monarchial democracy', says king
Dutch crown prince vows less protocol as 21st century king
Dutch crown prince vows less protocol as 21st century king

Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander vowed to be an approachable, 21st century monarch, insisting in a wide-ranging interview.

Dutch crown prince vows less protocol as 21st century king

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