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Death upheld for Kuwaiti royal over killing nephew

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Kuwait’s Supreme Court Monday upheld a death sentence for a member of the Gulf state’s ruling family convicted of killing his nephew, also a royal, according to the verdict.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Willem-Alexander sworn in as Dutch king

Dutch King Willem-Alexander takes the oath as his wife, Queen Maxima, stands at his side during his inauguration inside the Nieuwe Kerk or New Church in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. At 46, King Willem-Alexander is the youngest monarch in Europe and the first Dutch king in 123 years, since Willem III died in 1890.  AP PHOTO/PETER DEJONG

The Netherlands’ Willem-Alexander became Europe’s youngest monarch on Tuesday after his mother, queen Beatrix, abdicated and his country greeted their first king in 120 years with a massive orange-hued party.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Amsterdam’s drag queens out to rival Queen Maxima

Camp, heavily made-up and scantily clad, Dutch drag queens partied in Amsterdam as King Willem-Alexander was enthroned on Tuesday, showing the world that his Argentine wife, Maxima, was not the only queen in town.  AP PHOTO/EMILIO MORENATTI

Camp, heavily made-up and scantily clad, Dutch drag queens partied in Amsterdam as King Willem-Alexander was enthroned on Tuesday, showing the world that his Argentine wife, Maxima, was not the only queen in town.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thousands protest against scandal-hit Spanish monarchy

A protestor carries a banner reading, "Monarchy: racist system" during a protest against the monarchy in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Thousands of people were protesting the Spanish monarchy and demanding the return of a democratically elected head of state, another blow for embattled King Juan Carlos.  AP PHOTO/ANDRES KUDACKI

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Madrid on Sunday to demand the abdication of Spain’s scandal-hit monarchy.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Spanish princess a suspect in corruption case

A file picture taken on September 13, 2011 shows Spain's Princess Cristina attending a preview of the exhibition "The Invention of Glory: Alfonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries" at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Spain's Princess Cristina has been summoned to testify as a suspect in a corruption case involving her husband, a court official said on April 3, 2013, an historic blow to the prestige of the royal family including her father King Juan Carlos. The princess must testify as a suspect on April 27 at the court in Palma on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca in a case centred on accusations of embezzlement and influence peddling by her husband, Inaki Urdangarin.  AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM

Spain’s Princess Cristina has been summoned to testify as a suspect in a corruption case, a court official said Wednesday, a historic blow to the prestige of the royal family including her father King Juan Carlos.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Shadow of corruption scandal looms over Spanish royal family

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In this Feb. 26, 2012, file photo, Inaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma and the Spanish King's son-in-law, arrives at the courthouse of Palma de Mallorca on the Mediterranean resort island of Mallorca, Spain. He will be questioned Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, by a judge investigating a corruption case as press reports make new revelations that cast a growing shadow on the entire royal family.  AP/MANU MIELNIEZUK

Spanish King Juan Carlos’ son-in-law will be questioned Saturday by a judge investigating a corruption case as press reports make new revelations that cast a growing shadow on the entire royal family.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Spanish king’s son-in-law fails to make bail payment

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Spanish King Juan Carlos’ son-in-law faced having his assets frozen Thursday after he failed to pay bail in a corruption case that has rocked the monarchy.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Prince Harry lashes out at press on return from war zone

In this photo taken Dec. 12, 2012, made available Monday Jan. 21, 2013 of Britain's Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, makes his early morning pre-flight checks on the flight-line, from Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan. AP FILE PHOTO

Britain’s Prince Harry described his “anger” at the media and accused newspapers of printing “rubbish” and depriving him of a private life in comments released as he completed his tour of duty Monday.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US goes gaga over Britain’s royal baby-to-be

Prince William and wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are photographed by fans during a visit to the U. in Culver City, California in this July 2011 file photo. AP

News that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, aka Prince William and wife Kate, are having a baby lifted Americans’ fascination with the British royal family to new heights on Tuesday.

Posted: December 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Calls grow for reform of strict Thai royal insult law

Thousands upon thousands of Thais turned out on May 25, 2012, in Bangkok and the historic capital Ayutthaya to show their devotion to the country's 84-year-old monarch on his first trip outside Bangkok in almost three years. A petition signed by almost 27,000 people, urging reform of Thailand's strict royal insult law was submitted to parliament Tuesday, May 29, 2012, campaigners said, amid growing clamor for the rules to be changed.  AP PHOTO

A petition signed by almost 27,000 people urging reform of Thailand’s strict royal insult law was submitted to parliament Tuesday, campaigners said, amid growing clamor for the rules to be changed.

Posted: May 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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