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Norway's King Harald released from hospital

Oslo - Norway's 80-year-old King Harald was released from hospital on Monday after being treated for three days for an infection, and is in "fine form", the palace said.

Elizabeth II, Prince Philip mark 70th wedding anniversary

London - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage on Monday, becoming Britain's first reigning couple to mark a platinum wedding anniversary.

Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70 years married

London - He accepted living in her shadow. She forgave his periodic gaffes.Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary on November 20, marking 70 years since they married in the splendour of Westminster Abbey.

Prince's vision spurs new Cornwall coastal village

Newquay - In his long wait to become Britain's king, Prince Charles has pursued his passion for architecture. His latest brainchild is a new neighbourhood in a deprived area of Cornwall in England's southwestern corner.

Uncle of Duchess of Cambridge pleads guilty to punching wife in the face

London - The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton's uncle pleaded guilty in a British court on Tuesday to punching his wife in the face during a drunken argument last month.

Largest diamond ever auctioned sold for record $34 mn in Geneva

Geneva - The largest diamond ever offered at auction went under the hammer in Geneva Tuesday evening for nearly $34 million, a world record for a gem of its kind, the Christie's auction house said.The 163.

Britain's Queen steps down from Remembrance Sunday role

London - Queen Elizabeth II took a significant step back from official duties on Sunday, leaving heir to the throne Prince Charles to lay a tribute to Britain's war dead on her behalf.

Royal purge: Saudi Arabia's '5-star prison'

Riyadh - Its chandelier-studded ballrooms hosted global business titans just weeks ago. Now Riyadh's palatial Ritz-Carlton is reported to have morphed into a makeshift prison after the kingdom's unprecedented crackdown on the coddled elite.

On target: Prince Charles shoots blowpipe in Borneo

- Taking aim with a traditional Borneo blowpipe, Britain's Prince Charles gave a royal puff and shot a sharpened wooden dart into a target as he tried out the weapon during a visit to the island on Monday.

Malaysian royals call for Mahathir to face sedition probe

Kuala Lumpur - A powerful Malaysian royal family called Thursday for former prime minster Mahathir Mohamad to face a sedition probe for allegedly insulting an ethnic group from which they claim descent.

The Obamas, Prince Harry encourage youth leaders at US summit

Chicago - Barack and Michelle Obama Tuesday launched a youth leadership summit with an accent on social service, with Britain's Prince Harry on hand.

Funeral for late Thai king Bhumibol draws to a close

Bangkok - A year of official mourning for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was to end Sunday after a lavish five-day funeral full of pageantry and religious ritual.

Relics picked from late Thai King's ashes

Bangkok - Thailand's new king picked bits of bone and ash from his father's remains on Friday to be enshrined as royal relics, after the cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej capped an extravagant funeral that brought the nation to a standstill.

Rama X: Thailand's new monarch making his mark

Bangkok - With the funeral of late king Bhumibol Adulyadej underway, his untested and unpredictable heir has taken centre stage.

Thais bid final goodbye to beloved King Bhumibol

Bangkok - Thailand bade farewell to late King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday in an elaborate, ritual-soaked funeral in Bangkok's historic quarter that gripped a nation mourning the loss of its chief unifying figure.

Thais poised for final goodbye to beloved King Bhumibol

Bangkok - Black-clad mourners thronged Bangkok's historic quarter before dawn on Thursday ahead of the cremation of king Bhumibol Adulyadej, a revered monarch whose passing after a seven decade reign plunged Thailand into a year of grieving.

Fit for a king: Thailand's royal cremation

Bangkok - Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will receive a lavish send-off this week during a spectacular five-day funeral centered around a cremation at a gilded pyre in Bangkok's historic heart on Thursday.

Pomp and pageantry as Thailand rehearses late King's funeral

Bangkok - Gilded chariots, horses and columns of military men in bright costumes swept through Bangkok's old quarter on Saturday in a final dress rehearsal for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's funeral -- a meticulously-planned spectacle of devotion to a man known ...

Japan emperor abdication set for March 2019: report

Toukyo - Japan's Emperor Akihito will step down on March 31, 2019, a report said Friday, the first imperial retirement in more than two centuries.

Louis XIV, Napoleon diamond to be auctioned off in Geneva

Geneva - A large, pink diamond once set in the crowns of numerous French kings and emperors will go under the hammer in Geneva next month, the Christie's auction house said Wednesday."Le Grand Mazarin", a 19.

William and Kate expect baby in April: Kensington Palace

London - Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their third baby in April, Kensington Palace announced on Tuesday.

One year after King's death, Thais prepare for final goodbye

Bangkok - Monks led sombre ceremonies across Thailand Friday to mark one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as the grieving nation prepares to bid a final farewell to the beloved monarch in a spectacular cremation ceremony this month.

One year after King's death, Thais prepare for final goodbye

Bangkok - Monks led sombre ceremonies across Thailand Friday to mark one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as the grieving nation prepares to bid a final farewell to the beloved monarch in a spectacular cremation ceremony this month.

Woman cautioned for nuisance at Prince George's London school

London - A woman on Monday accepted a police caution -- a type of formal police warning -- for causing a nuisance after gaining access to four-year-old Prince George's school in London.

Thais urged to tone down the fun in run-up to king's cremation

Bangkok - Bangkok's streets have turned monochrome again as the military government urges the public to wear black-and-white and mute celebrations in the weeks leading up to the cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

More than $500 million in bank shares transferred on Thai king's behalf

Bangkok - The financial arm of Thailand's ultra-rich monarchy has transferred bank shares worth more than $500 million on behalf of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Prince Charles warns 'plastic on the menu' in world's fish

Valletta - Britain's Prince Charles said that plastic is now "on the menu" in the fish we eat and called for decisive action as he opened a conference Thursday on protecting the world's oceans.

Brunei: tropical sultanate with oil wealth and sharia law

Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the world's second-longest reigning monarch, celebrated his golden jubilee Thursday with lavish celebrations, including a glittering procession and 21-gun salute.

Sultan of bling: Brunei monarch marks golden jubilee in style

Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei's all-powerful and fabulously wealthy sultan marked 50 years on the throne in lavish style Thursday, travelling in a gilded chariot through the streets and holding a tradition-filled ceremony at his golden-domed palace.

Sultan of bling: Brunei monarch marks golden jubilee in style

Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei's all-powerful and fabulously wealthy sultan marked 50 years on the throne in spectacular style Thursday, travelling in a gilded chariot through the streets and holding a tradition-filled ceremony at his golden-domed palace.
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