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Thai protestors held a Harry Potter-themed rally criticising the monarchy

Demonstrators in Thailand used a Harry Potter-themed rally to protest against “lese majeste” laws, which bans criticism of the royal family and means any defamatory comments can lead to 15 years in prison. Channel News Asia correspondent Saksith Saiyasombut tweeted that an organiser of the demonstration told him: “Bringing democracy […]
Thai protestors held a Harry Potter-themed rally criticising the monarchy
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10 countries that abolished their own monarchies

Monarchies have ended for a variety of reasons – military coups, democratic elections, or murder. Some royal family members remain prominent after their monarchies are abolished, while others are forced into exile. The last king of Bulgaria was elected as the country’s prime minister more than 50 years after the […]
10 countries that abolished their own monarchies
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Here’s what will happen when Queen Elizabeth II dies

The Queen has been sitting on the royal throne since 1952 – that’s the longest reign of any monarch in British history. Operation London Bridge is the codename given to the plan in place for the days and weeks after Queen Elizabeth II’s passing. Queen Elizabeth’s funeral will be one […]
Here’s what will happen when Queen Elizabeth II dies
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10 interesting things you probably didn’t know about European kings and queens

European monarchies have existed for centuries, and over the years, monarchs’ rules have resulted in historic changes, shocking stories, and interesting bits of history. Here are 10 fascinating facts about European monarchs throughout history. King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II, competed in Wimbledon. Wimbledon is the oldest […]
10 interesting things you probably didn’t know about European kings and queens
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7 queens reigning in Europe right now

Although many of Europe’s monarchies no longer exist, there are several that are still going strong today – even if it is for purely symbolic reasons. Within those monarchies are a number of queens and queen consorts who serve as prominent social and cultural figures for the nations they represent. […]
7 queens reigning in Europe right now
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9 quotes from Queen Elizabeth II on love, family, and the monarchy

At 94 years old, Queen Elizabeth II, has outlasted many world leaders. She has reigned for more than 68 years and is the longest-serving British monarch ever, breaking the record set by Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother, in 2015. To celebrate her milestone birthday, we gathered nine of her most memorable […]
9 quotes from Queen Elizabeth II on love, family, and the monarchy
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