Oct 10, 2016

Thai king, 88, on ventilator, health 'not stable'

Doctors treating Thailand’s hospital-bound King Bhumibol Adulyadej placed the ailing monarch on a ventilator this week, the palace said Sunday, adding that the 88-year-old’s health was “not stable. Bhumibol is the world’s longest-reigning monarch and beloved by many in Thailand. But he has not ...

Spanish King Juan Carlos abdicates

/ Jun 2, 2014

Spanish King Juan Carlos abdicates

Spanish King Juan Carlos announced his abdication on Monday in favor of his son Prince Felipe, ending a 39-year reign that guided Spain from dictatorship to democracy but was later battered by royal scandals. The 76-year-old monarch, crowned in November 1975 after the death ...

Imminent birth puts spotlight on monarch

/ Jul 14, 2013

Imminent birth puts spotlight on monarch

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Aging monarchs in the Netherlands and Belgium stepped down this year to make room for the next generation of Europe’s crowned heads. But in Britain, the impending birth of a royal baby will have heirs stacking up like planes at London’s super-clogged Heathrow Airport. ...