Some controversial monarchs are on the guest list for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Lunch.
Thousands of members of the British Armed Forces took part in a parade and flypast at Windsor Castle Saturday as part of celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne.
Rights groups have slammed a lunch hosted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Friday for including monarchs criticized for their countries' human rights records.
Queen Elizabeth II pledged to rededicate herself to the service of her people Tuesday, as she addressed both houses of Parliament as part of celebrations of her Diamond Jubilee, or 60 years on the throne.
Sixty years ago Monday, a 25-year-old woman visiting a remote part of Kenya got a message that her father had died.
The Diamond Jubilee begins in England to honor Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-serving monarch, celebrated his 84th birthday Monday, giving the Southeast Asian country some much-needed cheer after months of devastating flooding nationwide.
A historic change in royal succession law could make the first born, regardless of sex, the automatic monarch.
Sons and daughters of British monarchs will have an equal right to the throne under changes to the United Kingdom's succession laws agreed to Friday, British Prime Minister David Cameron said.
Prince William's glittering wedding to Catherine Middleton captivated a global audience earlier this year.
Human Rights Watch called on Saudi Arabian authorities Sunday to immediately drop charges against prominent Saudi human rights activist Walid Abu al-Khair.
A few thousand people turned out Sunday to protest in Morocco, saying the king's proposed constitutional reforms don't go far enough.
CNN's Errol Barnett talks with analyst Shadi Hamid about the lack of depth in reforms announced by Morocco's king.
Some protesters not satisfied with the Moroccan king's proposed constitutional reforms have called for a peaceful demonstration Sunday.
Clashes broke out between citizens and anti-riot police during a visit by King Abdullah to southern Jordan on Monday.
CNN's Leone Lakhani reports other monarchies in the region have vested interest in maintaining law and order in Bahrain.
As U.S. President Barack Obama seeks to reinvigorate his administration's policy in the Middle East, he will have to contend with several issues where U.S. influence is less than overwhelming.
CNN's Max Foster takes a look inside the venue for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.
When Britain's Prince William marries Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey in April this year, they will be the latest royal participants in a blue-blood tradition that goes back a thousand years.
Fighting erupts again in the Zawiya, Libya after a lull in which rebels claimed pro-government troops had retreated.
The choice of Westminster Abbey as location for the most eagerly awaited royal wedding in 30 years has taken most royal experts by surprise; their consensus of opinion over the past week suggested that St. Paul's would oversee the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
In November, Prince William and Kate Middleton talked about their engagement and William's romantic proposal.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah left Monday for the United States for treatment of a herniated spinal disc and a blood clot that is causing him back pain, state media said.
Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Tuesday she believes Australia should become a republic after Queen Elizabeth II dies.
CNN's Richard Quest looks at Queen Elizabeth II's role in resolving who becomes the next British prime minister.
The days of discussions have ended, demands issued, concesssions made and a decision finally reached -- but even before they formed a government, the UK's political parties must wait for approval from one more person: The queen.
At first glance, he looks like any other 17-year-old.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, emerged from a hospital for the first time Friday since seeking medical attention more than a month ago.
CNN's Anna Coren speaks with journalist James Hookway about the political climate in Thailand.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has been hospitalized with fever and fatigue, the royal palace said Sunday.
Seven people were killed when a car careered into a crowd of people watching the Dutch royal family riding past in an open-top bus Thursday.
For the second time this year, Kuwaiti Cabinet ministers resigned Tuesday after a continuing power struggle with parliament.
Dance performances, archery and traditional sports -- such as snatching of the caps and pillow fights over a tub of cold water -- capped the three-day celebration in Thimphu of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck's coronation as Bhutan's king.
90 years since Russia's last Czar was assassinated, thousands still hold an imperial candle. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
It was 90 years ago Thursday that Russia's last royal family was executed -- but this year's anniversary comes with scientific proof ending years of speculation that some of the Romanovs managed to survive.
Nepal's deposed king gave up his crown of peacock feathers, yak hair and jewels on Wednesday and left his palace forever
Nepal's newly elected leadership changed the country from a monarchy to a republic just before midnight Wednesday, a historic move that ended about 240 years of autocratic rule in the country.
Nepal's king will have 15 days to leave the palace after his centuries-old throne is abolished, officials said Wednesday, hours before they were expected to declare the country a republic
Voters in the secluded Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan became the world's newest democracy Monday when the nation held its first elections and ended more than 100 years of royal rule.
Bhutan will hold general elections on March 24 -- the first time voters in the tiny southeast Asian nation will head to the polls after 100 years of absolute monarchy.
The gaudy accommodations and welcomes for Bush reflect not just oil wealth in the Gulf but obstacles to democracy as well
Osama bin Laden is at large, believed to be hiding in Pakistan, a country now in turmoil. CNN's Gary Nurenberg reports.
At 81 years and 243 days old, Queen Elizabeth II becomes the Britain's oldest-ever monarch Thursday, passing Queen Victoria.
Queen Elizabeth II became Britain's oldest reigning monarch Thursday, surpassing the record set by her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej celebrates his 80th birthday. CNN's Dan Rivers reports from Bangkok.
A barge procession began a birthday party for the Thai king, but he was absent due to illness. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
Nepal's Maoists pulled out of the country's coalition government Tuesday after their demands to abolish the monarchy and declare the nation a republic went unheeded.
The Thai government said Friday it has lifted a four-month ban on YouTube after the popular video-sharing Web site's operator agreed not to allow videos that violate the country's laws
The Thai government said Friday it has lifted a four-month ban on YouTube after the popular video-sharing Web site's operator agreed not to allow videos that violate the country's laws or are deemed offensive to Thai people.
In the wake of this week's military coup in Thailand, former central bank Governor Chatumongol Sonakul is favored to become the country's interim civilian leader, The Bangkok Post newspaper said Saturday.
Thailand's military coup leaders began on Friday probing alleged corruption under ousted billionaire leader Thaksin Shinawatra and sacked police officials tied to the former prime minister.
Thailand's military has banned political activity and detained four top members from the administration of Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, ousted in a bloodless military coup this week.
Through heavy oak doors, the butler emerges from the drawing room.
Nepal's King Gyanendra has been stripped of much of his power and privileges by the parliament that he recently reinstated, leaving the king a ceremonial monarch.
Nepal's new government has recalled 12 ambassadors who were appointed by King Gyanendra and revoked all royal appointments to government corporations and state-owned institutions, the Home Minister announced Sunday.
Celebrations have replaced protests in the streets of Nepal in the hours after King Gyanendra announced he was reinstating the parliament he dissolved in 2002, giving in to demands of an alliance of seven political parties that launched protests three weeks ago.
Queen Elizabeth II was praised for her "calmness, serenity and stillness" at a special service of thanksgiving on Sunday to mark her 80th birthday.
Celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 80th birthday continued Saturday with a special display staged at Buckingham Palace of historic British-built cars.
To the tune of a brass band playing "Happy Birthday," a beaming Queen Elizabeth II joined throngs of loyal subjects at Britain's Windsor Castle to celebrate as she turns 80.
Nepal's King Gyanendra came to throne in troubled circumstances -- the June 1, 2001 massacre of Nepal's royal family in which his brother, then-King Birendra, was slain by Birendra's son Dipendra in a drunken rage.
Activists are vowing to go ahead with plans for massive street protests in Kathmandu Thursday, despite an 18-hour government curfew that came into effect at 2 a.m. (8:15 p.m. Wednesday GMT) and a threat to shoot violators.
A special set of commemorative stamps for Queen Elizabeth II's 80th birthday went on sale in Britain Tuesday, signaling the start of a week of events to mark the monarch's landmark anniversary.
Under pressure to step down from power, Nepal's King Gyanendra early Friday vowed for "no delay in dialogue" with the country's political parties.
Police in Nepal have arrested 25 journalists and five human rights activists as pro-democracy demonstrations calling for the country's king to step down stretched into a week.
Kuwait's parliament has confirmed Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah as its new emir, ending the political crisis that erupted after the parliament removed Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah last week for health reasons.
Kuwait's Cabinet on Tuesday recommended the country's prime minister, Sabah al-Sabah, as the new emir, the country's justice minister said.
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, a key U.S. ally in the war against Iraq and a notable supporter of women's rights in the tiny Gulf country, died Sunday, according to a government statement. He was 77.
Thirty-seven Maoist rebels have been killed as security forces repelled a series of major attacks in Nepal's southern district, a Royal Nepal Army official said Tuesday.
Nepal's King Gyanendra has lifted a state of emergency that he imposed on February 1 after seizing control of the government
Prince Rainier III remained in stable condition Monday as medical treatment, including dialysis, has halted the deterioration in his health, the palace said.
Former Nepal prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was freed Friday, 40 days after King Gyanendra assumed power, dismissing Deuba's government and placing a number of political party leaders in house arrest.
Nepal remains gripped by political tension, with rebels helping to break more than a hundred prisoners out of jail, and police quashing a protest in the capital Kathmandu.
Leaders from around the world have condemned the decision by Nepal's King Gyanendra to dismiss the government and declare a state of emergency.
King Gyanendra says he has dissolved the government of Nepal and has declared a state of emergency as he takes control of the Himalayan kingdom.
Cambodia is crowning its first new king in decades, amid an array of official celebrations.
Cambodia has selected Prince Norodom Sihamoni, a former ballet dancer to be the nation's next king.
Suffering from poor health, Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk has announced his abdication.
Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit has given birth to a girl -- her first royal baby.
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