Nobility http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25025/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 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 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 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 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 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 5740691 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain town asks scandal-hit royal to drop duke title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/spain-town-asks-scandal-hit-royal-drop-duke-title <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>Authorities Thursday asked Spanish King Juan Carlos's son-in-law, mired in a corruption scandal, to stop using the title Duke of Palma, claiming he has disrespected the town's name, an official said.</p> <p>Inaki Urdangarin, who is married to the Duchess of Palma, the king's youngest daughter Cristina, is under investigation for embezzlement and tax fraud -- the first major public scandal to hit the king's family.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/spain-town-asks-scandal-hit-royal-drop-duke-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indo-European languages Nobility Spanish people AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:30:42 +0000 5742077 at http://www.globalpost.com How science digs up the royal dirt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/how-science-digs-the-royal-dirt <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>The identification of King Richard III's skeleton is the latest coup by forensic scientists who use radiocarbon-dating, DNA analysis, 3D scanning and other hi-tech tools to unlock the secrets of the long-dead.</p> <p>Other famous cases include:</p> <p>-- OETZI THE ICEMAN</p> <p>In 1991, hikers in the Oetztal Alps in Italy's Tyrol region found the mummified remains of a man that had been extraordinarily preserved by the ice. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/how-science-digs-the-royal-dirt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French people Nobility Royalty Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:46:15 +0000 5745561 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish king's son-in-law fails to make bail payment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/spanish-kings-son-law-fails-make-bail-payment <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>Spanish King Juan Carlos' son-in-law was facing Thursday having his assets frozen after he failed to make a bail payment in a corruption case that has rocked the monarchy. </p> <p>Inaki Urdangarin and his former associate Diego Torres Perez were given until the end of Wednesday to jointly pay the 8.2 million euros ($11.1 million) by a court in Palma on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.</p> <p>The bail is being applied in a civil case and failure to pay it could lead to their property being seized but would not send them to prison.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/spanish-kings-son-law-fails-make-bail-payment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exonumia Nobility Spanish people AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:16:29 +0000 5748811 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish king's son-in-law fails to make bail payment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/spanish-kings-son-law-fails-make-bail-payment-0 <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>Spanish King Juan Carlos' son-in-law faced having his assets frozen Thursday after he failed to pay bail in a corruption case that has rocked the monarchy.</p> <p>Inaki Urdangarin and former associate Diego Torres Perez had until the end of Wednesday to jointly pay 8.2 million euros ($11.1 million) as ordered by a court in Palma on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.</p> <p>The bail is being applied in a civil case, and failure to pay it could lead to their property being seized but would not result in the pair being sent to prison.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/spanish-kings-son-law-fails-make-bail-payment-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Exonumia Nobility Politics Spanish people Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:01:06 +0000 5748870 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish king's son-in-law fails to make bail payment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/spanish-kings-son-law-fails-make-bail-payment-1 <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>Spanish King Juan Carlos' son-in-law faced having his assets frozen Thursday after he failed to pay bail in a corruption case that has rocked the monarchy.</p> <p>Inaki Urdangarin and former associate Diego Torres Perez had until the end of Wednesday to jointly pay 8.2 million euros ($11.1 million) as ordered by a court in Palma on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.</p> <p>The bail is being applied in a civil case, and failure to pay it could lead to their property being seized but would not result in the pair being sent to prison.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/spanish-kings-son-law-fails-make-bail-payment-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Nobility Politics Spain Spanish people Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:16:30 +0000 5748963 at http://www.globalpost.com Shadow of corruption scandal looms over Spanish royal family http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/shadow-corruption-scandal-looms-over-spanish-royal-family <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>Spanish King Juan Carlos' son-in-law will be questioned Saturday by a judge investigating a corruption case as press reports make new revelations that cast a growing shadow on the entire royal family.</p> <p>Inaki Urdangarin and former partner Diego Torres are suspected of syphoning off millions of euros paid by regional governments to the Noos Institute, a charitable organisation which Urdangarin chaired from 2004 to 2006.</p> <p>The money was meant to cover the cost of staging sporting and tourism events.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/shadow-corruption-scandal-looms-over-spanish-royal-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IƱaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca Law Nobility Spanish people Technology AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:15:37 +0000 5759220 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain's king faces surgery for slipped disc: palace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/spains-king-faces-surgery-slipped-disc-palace <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>Spain's King Juan Carlos will have surgery for a slipped disc on March 3, the royal palace said Thursday, in what will be the 75-year-old monarch's seventh operation in three years.</p> <p>The king has a herniated disc in his lower back for which "the most suitable treatment... is a surgical operation", the palace's head doctor Miguel Fernandez Tapia-Ruano said in a statement.</p> <p>Juan Carlos is widely respected for his role in steering Spain to democracy after the death of the dictator General Francisco Franco in 1975.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/spains-king-faces-surgery-slipped-disc-palace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Francoist Spain Government Juan Carlos Nobility Politics AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:31:27 +0000 5762180 at http://www.globalpost.com Blast survivor was wounded again in India attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/blast-survivor-was-wounded-again-india-attack <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>A man injured in Thursday's twin blasts that killed at least 14 people in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad had lost his leg in an earlier attack on the city, his father said Friday.</p> <p>Abdul Wasif Mirza, a 25-year-old clothes hawker, was badly hurt in 2007 when a bomb exploded at a city mosque, according to local media reports.</p> <p>"I had no hope he would survive but God was kind and the doctors provided very good treatment and his life was saved," his father Shahid Mirza told reporters on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/blast-survivor-was-wounded-again-india-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mirza Nobility Religion Surnames AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 08:30:19 +0000 5763035 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish king's son-in-law to appear in court again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/spanish-kings-son-law-appear-court-again <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>Spanish King Juan Carlos' son-in-law and his daughters' longtime secretary will be questioned Saturday by a judge investigating a corruption case that has cast a growing shadow over the entire royal family.</p> <p>Inaki Urdangarin, who is married to the king's youngest daughter, and former partner Diego Torres are suspected of syphoning off millions of euros paid by regional governments to the Noos Institute, a charitable organisation which Urdangarin chaired from 2004 to 2006.</p> <p>The money was meant to cover the cost of staging sporting and tourism events.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/spanish-kings-son-law-appear-court-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Law Nobility Spain Spanish people AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:16:51 +0000 5763544 at http://www.globalpost.com