Monarchy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25024/all en Daughter of UK's Prince William and Kate to be princess http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/daughter-uks-prince-william-and-kate-be-princess <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth has announced that if Prince William and pregnant wife Kate have a daughter she will officially hold the title of princess, updating rules introduced almost a century ago.</p> <p>Under a proclamation from King George V in December 1917, only the eldest son of William and Kate, who is due to give birth sometime in the middle of the year, would have been called a prince.</p> <p>A girl would have only have had the title "Lady" and would not have been known as "Her Royal Highness".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/daughter-uks-prince-william-and-kate-be-princess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monarchy Nobility Royalty Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732551 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch Queen to address nation, prompts talk of abdication http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/blank-headline-received-6 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AMSTERDAM, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Dutch Queen Beatrix will address the nation on television and radio on Monday evening, the Royal Household said in a statement, prompting the Dutch media to report that she would abdicate in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander.</p> <p>Queen Beatrix will be 75 years old on January 31. In 1980, she became the sixth monarch of the House of Orange on the abdication of her mother, Queen Juliana, who reigned for 31 years. (Reporting by Sara Webb; Editing by Jon Hemming)</p> Beatrix of the Netherlands House of Orange-Nassau Monarchy Nobility Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:30:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740559 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Dutch Queen abdicates, Willem-Alexander to succeed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-dutch-queen-address-nation-expected-abdicate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Queen's quotes, political comment, details)</p> <p>By Anthony Deutsch and Sara Webb</p> <p>AMSTERDAM, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Dutch Queen Beatrix, who turns 75 on Thursday, announced she was abdicating in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander, telling her country it was time to hand the crown to the next generation after more than three decades on the throne.</p> <p>Willem-Alexander, 45, who will be sworn in as king on April 30, is married to Princess Maxima, who comes from Argentina, and has three young children.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-dutch-queen-address-nation-expected-abdicate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard Entertainment House of Orange-Nassau Monarchy Netherlands Nobility Politics War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:30:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740607 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch Queen Beatrix abdicates, Willem-Alexander to become king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/blank-headline-received-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AMSTERDAM, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Dutch Queen Beatrix announced she would abdicate in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander, in a televised broadcast to the nation on Monday evening.</p> <p>Willem-Alexander, 45, will become King of the Netherlands on April 30, she said, adding that she considered he was ready for the role. Queen Beatrix turns 75 on Thursday.</p> <p>(Reporting by Sara Webb; Editing by Andrew Heavens)</p> House of Orange-Nassau Monarchy Nobility Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740656 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/blank-headline-received-14 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUTCH QUEEN BEATRIX SAYS PRINCE WILLEM-ALEXANDER WILL BECOME KING ON JAN. 30</p> House of Orange-Nassau Monarchy Nobility Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:30:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740659 at http://www.globalpost.com From beer to water, Netherlands gets first king in a century http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/beer-water-netherlands-gets-first-king-century Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand, known as "Alex" to his friends and dubbed "Prince Pils" by the tabloids because of his taste for beer, has carefully built up a reputation as an expert in water management and sits on several international committees.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/beer-water-netherlands-gets-first-king-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BeNeLux Business House of Orange-Nassau Human Interest Monarchy Nobility Politics World Leaders Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:15:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740691 at http://www.globalpost.com One woman's quest to redeem the king under the car park http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/one-womans-quest-redeem-the-king-under-the-car-park <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Band of devotees' quest to unearth bones of lost monarch</p> <p>* Passionate Ricardians ensured cash for crucial dig</p> <p>* Clues and vision vindicated by carbon dating, DNA and modern scholarship</p> <p>* After 500 years, supporters believe Shakespeare besmirched name of Richard</p> <p>By Michael Holden</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/one-womans-quest-redeem-the-king-under-the-car-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Monarchy Richard Richard III of England Royalty Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 07:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749708 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepalese ex-prince suffers heart attack in Thailand http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/nepalese-ex-prince-suffers-heart-attack-thailand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Nepalese crown prince Paras Shah is in intensive care in Thailand after suffering a heart attack, the Nepalese embassy in Bangkok said Wednesday.</p> <p>Shah, 42, who had been living in Thailand, was admitted to hospital late Tuesday, acting Ambassador Dornath Aryal told AFP.</p> <p>"Doctors said his condition is improving and he needs a full examination," he said.</p> <p>Bangkok's Samitivej Hospital confirmed that Shah had been admitted but declined to discuss his condition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/nepalese-ex-prince-suffers-heart-attack-thailand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monarchy Old Etonians Prince Royalty AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:00:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760755 at http://www.globalpost.com Papal exits: A turbulent history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/papal-exits-turbulent-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pope Benedict XVI, who will step down next week because his age is impairing his ability to govern, is the first pontiff in more than 700 years to formally resign because he can no longer carry on.</p> <p>There has been only one other pope to resign his duties in similar circumstances in the Church's 2,000-year history, but numerous popes were deposed, exiled or forced to step down.</p> <p>Four popes died in exile or in prison, six were assassinated, two died of wounds received during riots and one was killed when a roof collapsed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/papal-exits-turbulent-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Monarchy Roman Curia AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:15:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762848 at http://www.globalpost.com Prince Harry revisits Lesotho http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/prince-harry-revisits-lesotho <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's Prince Harry on Wednesday will visit his charity in Lesotho during a return visit to the southern African kingdom.</p> <p>Wrapping up a three-day tour, the 28-year-old will stop at a centre for deaf children and a community housing and water project.</p> <p>Both are supported by his NGO Sentebale, which Harry set up with Prince Seeiso, the younger brother of King Letsie of Lesotho.</p> <p>The third-in-line to the British throne will next whisk off to Johannesburg in neighbouring South Africa for a fund-raising gala dinner.</p> <p>jcm/arb/jz</p> Monarchy Political geography Royalty AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:31:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768171 at http://www.globalpost.com Huge crowd in St Peter's Square for pope's last audience http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/huge-crowd-st-peters-square-popes-last-audience <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* General audience is last before pope resigns on Thursday</p> <p>* Pope will first go to summer residence, then back to Vatican</p> <p>* Cardinals begin pre-conclave meetings on Friday</p> <p>By Philip Pullella</p> <p>VATICAN CITY, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A huge crowd gathered in St Peter's Square on Wednesday to bid goodbye to Pope Benedict the day before he becomes the first pontiff in some six centuries to step down.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/huge-crowd-st-peters-square-popes-last-audience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benedict Christianity Government Monarchy Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:45:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768228 at http://www.globalpost.com Prince Harry returns to Lesotho for charity visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/prince-harry-returns-lesotho-charity-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's Prince Harry visited his charity projects in Lesotho on Wednesday, finding time to perform traditional dance moves with children during his return visit to the southern African kingdom.</p> <p>On the third day of a three-day tour, the 28-year-old stopped at the Kananelo Centre for the Deaf, where around 70 kids cheered his arrival.</p> <p>He took part in a traditional dance with the students, though the locals coyly admitted that the flame-haired royal messed up the moves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/prince-harry-returns-lesotho-charity-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monarchy Political geography Royalty AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:30:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768272 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's Charles and Camilla in Qatar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/britains-charles-and-camilla-qatar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla arrived on Wednesday in the Gulf state of Qatar on a regional tour that has also seen the royal couple visit Jordan.</p> <p>They visited the Museum of Islamic Art for a private viewing and a meeting with Sheikha Mayassa, the emir's eldest daughter, before a reception at the museum for contributors to the Qatar-UK Year of Culture 2013.</p> <p>In Jordan on Wednesday, Charles and Camilla visited a camp for Syrian refugees in the north of the country.</p> <p>They are also due to visit Saudi Arabia and Oman during their tour.</p> <p>fb-wak/at/srm/al</p> British people Monarchy Royalty AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:19:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782530 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU:Near enough is not good enough: Johnson http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/rugbyunear-enough-not-good-enough-johnson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scotland must progress from being a side that gets close to beating top teams into becoming actual winners, their interim coach Soott Johnson insisted.</p> <p>The 50-year-old Australian - who stepped up from assistant coach after Andy Robinson left the post following a humiliating defeat by Tonga in November last year - was speaking after France had beaten his side 23-16 in their final Six Nations game at the Stade de France on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/rugbyunear-enough-not-good-enough-johnson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monarchy Royalty Rugby union Soott Johnson AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 02:30:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785702 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope urges religions, those with no church to ally for justice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/simpler-inauguration-planned-more-modest-pope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Philip Pullella</p> <p>VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged members of all religions and those belonging to no church on Wednesday to unite to defend justice, peace and the environment and not allow the value of a person to be reduced to "what he produces and what he consumes".</p> <p>Francis, elected a week ago as the first non-European pope in 1,300 years, met leaders of non-Catholic Christian religions such as Orthodox, Anglicans, Lutherans and Methodists, and others including Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/simpler-inauguration-planned-more-modest-pope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benedict Francis Christianity Christianity in Europe Environment Europe Government International Theological Commission Monarchy Papal conclave Political geography Pope Pope Benedict XVI Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:30:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5787263 at http://www.globalpost.com