World May 13

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The modern-day relevance of the British monarchy

Prince Harry, sixth in line to the throne, will marry American actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle next weekend. As the wedding approaches, royal commentators say it marks a moment to consider the monarchy’s relationship to the British public in…

World Jun 02

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Throne game: How many monarchs have abdicated?

With the news of Spain’s King Juan Carlos abdicating the throne to his son, we wondered how many monarchies are still in existence, and how many abdications have happened in modern times.

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