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Swedish police arrest suspect over royal jewels heist

Stockholm - Swedish police said Thursday they have arrested a person suspected of stealing priceless royal jewels from a cathedral in broad daylight in July.

Saudi prince rejects speculation over royal family rift

Apo - Saudi King Salman's brother has played down controversial remarks he made to anti-Saudi protesters in London that sparked furious speculation about possible discord within the royal family.

Anti-king banner unveiled in Barcelona ahead of attacks ceremony

Barcelona - Catalan separatists unveiled a giant banner against Spain's King Felipe VI on a building in the Barcelona square where he is due to attend a ceremony on Friday in honour of the victims of last year's deadly jihadist attacks in the city.

Glamour girl turned duchess: Meghan tones down

London - Muted colours, long dresses and chaste necklines: Meghan has had to tone down her fashion choices since marrying Prince Harry in May but still occasionally displays some of her past style.

Spain anti-corruption crusader to stand trial for extortion

Madrid - In a major role reversal, the head of a Spanish anti-corruption group that championed several cases including one against Princess Cristina will stand trial for extortion along with the head of a consumer group, a court said Wednesday.

Thieves snatch Swedish royal jewels in daylight heist

Stockholm - Robbers who nabbed two 17th century royal crowns and an orb from a Swedish cathedral remained at large on Wednesday, a day after fleeing their daring midday heist by motorboat.

Thieves snatch Swedish royal jewels in daylight heist

Stockholm - Robbers who nabbed two 17th century royal crowns and an orb from a Swedish cathedral remained at large on Wednesday, a day after fleeing their daring midday heist by motorboat.

Morocco king urges 'urgent action' on social problems

Rabat - Morocco's King Mohammed VI Sunday urged the government to take "urgent action" to address social issues, in particular health and education in the north African country which has been hit by protests over employment and corruption.

Elton John and Prince Harry launch bid to 'smash' AIDS stigma

Amsterdam - Elton John joined forces with Britain's Prince Harry to launch a $1.2 billion initiative on Tuesday to "break the cycle" of HIV transmission by targeting young men, among whom infections are on the rise.

Controversy as Spain's ex-king accused of getting tax amnesty

Madrid - Spain's prime minister said Tuesday he could not reveal who got a tax amnesty six years ago after the former mistress of Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos alleged he benefited from the measure.

Former Spanish king's ex-mistress says he laundered money

Madrid - Spain's former king Juan Carlos is once again in the spotlight after his former mistress claimed he was involved in money laundering, sparking calls for an investigation.

Japan's ill emperor cancels duties for second day

Apo - Japan's ageing Emperor Akihito cancelled his official duties for a second day Tuesday, after being treated for insufficient blood supply to the brain.

'Under the weather' Queen skips engagement in London

London - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II cancelled an engagement in London on Thursday because she is "feeling under the weather", Buckingham Palace said in a rare change to her schedule.

Prince William visits flashpoint Jerusalem mosque compound

Jerusalem - Prince William visited Jerusalem's super-sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Thursday as he wrapped up a landmark Middle East tour during which he has tiptoed through the region's diplomatic minefield.

In West Bank, Prince William speaks of Palestinian 'country'

Ramallah - Britain's Prince William found himself on diplomatic thin ice during a visit to the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Wednesday when he called the Palestinian Territories a "country".

Prince William takes a stroll with Israel Eurovision queen

Apo - Britain's Prince William took a stroll along one of Tel Aviv's hippest boulevards Wednesday with the flamboyant Israeli winner of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Britain's Prince William visits Israel Holocaust memorial

Jerusalem - Prince William honoured Holocaust victims and met Israeli leaders Tuesday as he began the first official visit by a British royal to both Israel and the Palestinian territories, at a time of heightened tensions.

Prince William watches England thrash Panama in replay

Apo - As England thrashed Panama 6-1 on Sunday Prince William, the president of the Football Association, was flying into Jordan for a historic Middle East tour.

Prince Hussein: Jordan's fast-rising royal heir

Apo - A Western-educated trainee helicopter pilot with a huge Instagram following, Jordan's 23-year-old Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah has emerged as the fresh-faced future of the desert kingdom's monarchy.

Britain's Prince William in Jordan for historic Middle East tour

Apo - Prince William flew in to Jordan on Sunday at the launch of a Middle East tour that will see him become the first British royal to pay official visits to both Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Britain's Prince William on historic trip to Israel and West Bank

Jerusalem - Prince William will next week become the first member of Britain's royal family ever to pay an official visit to both Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Spain king's brother-in-law starts jail term for embezzlement

Madrid - The Spanish king's brother-in-law began a six-year jail sentence on Monday, drawing a line under a long-running corruption scandal that enraged the public and brought shame on the royal family.

Napoleon fever confirmed as hat sells for 350,000 euros

Lyon - A two-cornered military dress hat thought to have belonged to Napoleon went for 350,000 euros ($406,000) at auction on Monday, the latest sale to highlight the boundless appetite for all things associated with the emperor.

Prince Harry told Meghan's dad to 'give Trump a chance': interview

London - Meghan Markle's father Thomas on Monday said that new son-in-law Prince Harry had urged him to give President US Donald Trump "a chance" in comments likely to cause discomfort for the royal family.

Spanish king's brother-in-law jailed over graft conviction

Madrid - The Spanish king's brother-in-law was jailed Monday after losing an appeal against a graft conviction, the prison authorities said.

Thai king granted full ownership of crown billions

Bangkok - Thailand's king has been granted full ownership of the palace's multi-billion dollar assets under a law passed last year, according to a rare "explanatory note" published by the financial arm of the powerful but secretive monarchy.

Marie Antoinette's exquisite jewels up for auction

Geneva - Diamonds and pearls that once belonged to French King Louis XVI's Queen Marie-Antoinette and have never been seen in public are to go on sale.

Spanish king's brother-in-law: Olympic glory to royal shame

Madrid - A tall and dapper former handball player with two Olympic medals to his name, Inaki Urdangarin went from "ideal son-in-law" to the black sheep of Spain's royal family when he landed in court in a corruption case.

Spain king's brother-in-law loses graft appeal, faces jail

Madrid - The Spanish king's brother-in-law was sentenced on appeal to five years and 10 months in jail on Tuesday for embezzling millions of euros, the Supreme Court said, in a sensational case that shamed the royals.

Spain king's brother-in-law loses appeal, gets 5 years for graft

Madrid - The Spanish king's brother-in-law was on Tuesday sentenced on appeal to five years and 10 months for syphoning off millions of euros in a case that has shamed the royals, the Supreme Court said.
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