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# Monarchy

This year
UK laws limiting protest must be repealed, campaigner says after being arrested on coronation day
In total the Met Police made 64 arrests during the coronation day of Britain’s King Charles.
Opinion: Charles' coronation comes at a tricky time - is the jig up for the British monarchy?
Peter Flanagan looks at the history and current state of the British monarchy ahead of the crowning of King Charles this weekend.
Taoiseach calls for 'respect' for monarchists after RTÉ criticised for coronation broadcast plans
Two TDs raised concerns that RTÉ One is devoting four hours to televised coverage of Saturday’s events in London.
Alan Cumming returns OBE over concerns of link to ‘toxicity’ of British Empire
The Scottish actor was honoured in 2009 for his work as an actor and for campaigning for the LGBTQ+ community.
Last year
'Unacceptable': British Royal aide quits after asking guest at event where she was 'really' from
The UK’s late Queen Elizabeth’s lady in waiting repeatedly asked a black guest where she really came from.
Two-thirds of people approve of tricolour being flown at half-mast as mark of respect for queen
68% of people said they would welcome a future visit to Ireland by King Charles III.
Number of arrests made as events held across UK following death of Queen Elizabeth II
In Edinburgh, a woman who was arrested during the accession proclamation for the king has been charged.
Woman arrested after protester holds anti-monarchy sign in Edinburgh
The proclamation was one of three taking place in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Sunday.
Charles formally declared British King as Elizabeth's funeral details released
“I am deeply aware of this great inheritance and of the duties and heavy responsibilities of Sovereignty which have now passed to me.”
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, has died
Buckingham Palace confirmed the death of Britain’s longest-serving monarch.
Buckingham Palace said the queen died peacefully this afternoon.
The flag at the palace in London was lowered to half mast at 6.30pm.
President Michael D Higgins expressed sympathy on behalf of the people of Ireland.
LIVE: The world reacts as the death of Queen Elizabeth II aged 96 is announced
UK royal family gathers at Balmoral after death of Queen Elizabeth
Prince William says British royal family 'supports' the Bahamas' decisions about its future
There are increasing calls in Carribean nations to remove the British queen as head of state.
All time
Tapes of Princess Diana discussing her failed marriage to air next month
Channel 4 has planned the broadcast for next month – but those who were close to Diana say the tapes will cause distress.
Belgian King vs Burger King: Country's royal family outraged at fast food chain ad
An online ad asks users to choose between King Philippe or Burger King.
Prince Harry on how he eventually dealt with his feelings over Princess Diana's death
“My way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand, refusing to ever think about my mum,” he said.
Man beaten by mob for insulting Thai monarchy
Videos showing mob justice in Thailand come after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej last week.
Beloved Thai king, the world's longest-serving monarch, dies aged 88
It is a major test for the country’s generals, who seized power in 2014 vowing to restore stability after a decade of political chaos.
Australia's state leaders push to cut ties with Queen Elizabeth
Almost all of Australia’s state and territory leaders have signed up in support of the country becoming a republic.
"I would love to have kids right now, but there's a process that one has to go through"
Prince Harry is looking for love, it seems.
Queen Victoria wrote this book when she was 10 years old
Warning: This post contains spoilers.
Scientists use modern forensics to find out which gory wound killed this English king
Three of his injuries had the potential to cause death quickly – two to the skull and one to the pelvis.
Queen Elizabeth is going to visit the set of Game of Thrones
The Queen will also meet with Martin McGuinness in a former prison.
"Long live the king!": Spain says hello to its new head of state
The king promised an “honest and transparent” monarchy after scandals that dogged his father Juan Carlos in a Spain recovering from recession.
King Juan Carlos is giving up his throne, but maybe not his immunity
That’s if the Government have anything to do with it.
"No more kings!" - Huge crowds gather to protest against the monarchy in Spain
The protesters are calling for a vote on the future of the monarchy after the abdication of King Juan Carlos.
Prince Charles compared Putin to Hitler. 'Unroyal behaviour' says the Russian President
Charles reportedly made the comment to a Polish woman, who had fled the Nazis as a child.
This is the first image of the royal couple and their new baby
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will soon leave the hospital in London with the new prince
Your Guide To Avoiding The Royal Baby Online
Quit your moaning.
WATCH: Man seems very confused about royal baby on Sky News
If you only watch one thing related to the royal baby make it this video.
Third in line: Here's the new line of succession to the British throne
Prince William’s baby son follows him in the order, overtaking William’s younger brother Prince Harry at third in line to the throne.
This 6-year-old boy is the future of Japan’s monarchy
Prince Hisahito is the only boy in four decades to be born into the world’s oldest monarchy – and will one day by emperor of Japan.
Skeleton found under car park is King Richard III, say archaeologists
The announcement by researchers at the University of Leicester was met with loud cheers at a press conference this morning.
Netherlands' Queen Beatrix to hand throne to eldest son
Beatrix, who turns 75 this week, will step down in April – on the same date that her mother stood down in 1980.
Britain blocks publication of Prince Charles letters
The attorney general blocked the letters saying it could be difficult for Charles to fulfil his duties as king if they are released.
VIDEO: DJ Prince Charles hits the decks, spins some tunes
VIDEO: European royal diamond sold for €7.6m at auction
Extraordinary jewel has had a rich history passing through royal families in France, the Netherlands, England and Prussia since the 17th century.
Thai man imprisoned over anti-royal family texts dies in prison
The 62-year-old grandfather, who was suffering from cancer, was handed a 20-year sentence for ‘insulting the morachy’ via text message.
Monaco prince hospitalised after brawl in New York bar
The 24-year-old prince, the son of Princess Caroline of Monaco, was briefly hospitalised after the brawl.
Queen to be honoured with 1,000-boat flotilla for jubilee
Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of her coronation this year and our neighbours are not keeping the celebrations low-key.
"Outdated" succession law set to be changed
A change in succession laws in Commonwealth countries means male heirs no longer can take the throne ahead of their older sisters.
Don't call me princess: Fáilte Ireland makes Queen gaffe
So our national tourism board got the British royal etiquette wrong – but how easy is it to know how to greet a monarch? We look at international royal meet ‘n’ greet customs.