Japan's Emperor Akihito steped down from his role after 30 years on the Chrysanthemum throne.
The 85-year-old is the country's first monarch to abdicate in 200 years.
Donald Trump will make state visit to UK from June 3-5
A sweet manufacturer in Germany has apologised after posting a picture of a chocolate-covered marshmallow on the day of Meghan Markle's marriage to Britain's Prince Harry.
Serbia's monarchs were kicked out of the country during World War II but they never gave up the claim to the throne. Now a new political party is lobbying to bring the monarchy back.
Fifty years after independence, Swaziland is following in the footsteps of all other former British colonies by changing its name.
The monarch attended the runway show to give British designer Richard Quinn the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II award for British design.
Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle, who was dressed in a Scottish tartan coat, were welcomed enthusiastically in Edinburgh on Tuesday (February 13) on an official joint visit to Scotland ahead of their marriage in May.
Two of the ring’s jewels come from Princess Diana‘s personal collection, while the third diamond is from Botswana.
Queen Elizabeth II, 91, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 96, are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on Monday (November 20).
Hundreds of thousands of mourners have gathered in Bangkok for the royal cremation.
Some 250,000 mourners are set to attend King Bhumibol's cremation on Thursday in Bangkok. Many have pitched tents to secure a spot.
The four-year-old, accompanied by his father Prince William, arrived for his first day at Thomas's Battersea school.
As with her first two pregnancies, Kate, 35, is suffering from acute morning sickness and being cared for at Kensington Palace.
Prince Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, has made his final solo appearance at an official engagement before he retires from active public life.
For the first time Princes William and Harry discuss Princess Diana as a mother, for a new documentary marking the 20th anniversary of her death in a Paris car crash.
Here are some rules anyone coming into contact with British royalty might like to follow.
The gigantic moon rises over the Pantheon; people practise standup paddleboard yoga in Croatia; a wild cow leaps over revellers in Pamplona; British
Spain’s King Felipe said on Wednesday he was confident that Spain and Britain could work towards an acceptable arrangement over Gibraltar, a British
If you were a Briton who’d voted to remain in the EU, Tuesday’s Queen Speech would have made for difficult viewing.
Brexit dominated the address
Making a success of Brexit is a key priority for Theresa May's minority government, said Queen Elizabeth during her speech to officially open the UK parliament.
Who is Black Rod? Does the UK Crown really
ride in its own coach? Who are the Yeomen of the Guard and why do they search the cellars?
Saudi Arabia's king has appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince - replacing his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as first in line to the throne.
Prince Harry has unveiled the team that will represent the UK at the next Invictus Games - a sports competition for injured war veterans - in Toronto.
A tongue-in-cheek advert from Burger King has ruffled royal feathers in Belgium.
The publicity video asks Belgians to choose between the real-life
The younger sister of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge walked down the aisle with financier James Matthews.
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