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The world’s oldest monarchy has only two male heirs left in line.
After a princess renounced her royal title to marry a commoner and the emperor abdicated, it's safe to assume that the Japanese monarchy is continuously shrinking. The family is running short on male heirs, too, with the youngest and second-in-line at age ...
 
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The reign of the next emperor will be known as the Reiwa era.
The month of May will mark the beginning of the Reiwa era for Japan as Crown Prince Naruhito will be inaugurated as the 126th emperor.The Kenji to Shokei no Gi, one of the ceremonies to mark the accession of Naruhito, will take ...
 
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From Creed to Penhaligon's, these classics are the favorite of kings and princes.
Royals have been known to stick to their favorites. In fact, they've even awarded those who have supplied goods and services to them with a royal warrant of appointment. Through time, these have included nothing but the finest manufacturers of clothes, cars, ...
 
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Meet the fashion models, designers, and magazine editors of royalty.
Style is practically a given in a royal family. After all, it’s almost impossible not to develop refined tastes when surrounded with the best the world has to offer.These young royals have, in fact, been so enamored with the fashion world that they ...
 
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Less is known about Prince Albert, but he was actually a dominant figure and influence behind Queen Victoria's successful reign.
It was not until Prince Albert’s death in 1861 that his contributions to the monarch and the country were immensely appreciated, as he had often been deemed as a German interloper by British society during his lifetime. During his life, he was ...
 
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The story about how Mexico’s monarchy lasted for less than a year.
On September 27, 1821, Agustin de Iturbide and his Army of the Three Guarantees marched into Mexico City and declared the nation’s independence from Spain. He was later installed as the monarch of the First Mexican Empire, tasked with bringing order to ...
 
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These watches have appeared at coronations, royal weddings, and engagements.
Luxury timepieces are markers of history, products of keen craftsmanship and bearers of heritage stories.For royals, as they are for everyone else, they're also a style statement, a memory, an inheritance, a family heirloom, or a prized possession of sentimental value.Below, the signature ...
 
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The line of succession has become more confusing lately.
Today, monarchies are trying to cut down their number of full-time royals, but it’s a different story in the Middle East.Since the establishment of the modern kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the House of Saud began a tradition that passed on the title ...
 
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He had the lover's head preserved in a bottle of spirits.
In Russian history, there are only two leaders who were known as “Great” for their leadership styles and contribution to the country’s westernization: Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. The former was coincidentally wed to a woman named Catherine as well. ...
 
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The Romanov couple left behind a romantic—and forbidden—love story that's remembered until today.
A fairytale match, the story of Nicholas II and Alexandra is one of love and strife. Constantly embroiled in familial and social politics, the couple remained in love until their tragic end exactly 100 years ago. The couple first met in 1884 ...
 
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Owned by different matriarchs from the Russian and British royal families, the Vladimir Tiara has survived a revolution, smuggling, and many redesigns.
With the recent centennial anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the world can’t help but reflect on what is indisputably one of the most perplexing periods in history, and of course, the infamous family caught in the middle of it all—the Romanovs. Today, ...
 
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The grand duchesses innocently fell in love with the soldiers and officers they met.
It's been a century since the Romanovs were slain, and yet, their story still manages to fascinate many today. One side that's often unexplored are the young princesses' many suitors. As noblewomen, the princesses were expected to marry into similar houses. Though ...
 
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It's the most talked-about event at this season's menswear shows.
For his debut as the new artistic director of Dior Homme, Kim Jones understandably wanted to make a splash on the Spring 2019 menswear runway. He did so with a dashing prince.Following his recent departure from Louis Vuitton, English fashion designer Jones ...
 
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There are only 85 pieces available.
With thousands of items of royal wedding memorabilia to choose from, we've finally found the one made specifically for the fashionable royalist. Louis Vuitton has just shown its support for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage by emblazoning the Union flag onto ...
 
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Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart was said to have descended from Mary, Queen of Scots and Winston Churchill, with some relation to our own Zobel de Ayalas.
One might have easily defined the illustrious life of the Duchess of Alba de Tormes by the number of titles she had—over 57 titles and a Guinness World Record to match. At the same time, she was unlike any other aristocrat of ...
 
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Pedro I and Inês de Castro were the real-life Romeo and Juliet.
The epic love story of Peter I of Portugal and Ines de Castro is one that’s characterized by passion, intrigue, mystery, jealousy, and murder. It’s spawned several legends and has even become a source of inspiration for poets and artists alike. There’s ...
 
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Though Joanna of Castile was given the moniker “Juana la Loca,” she contributed to the establishment of Spain.
Out of the many mad monarchs in history, Joanna of Castile’s story remains the most tragic. Born in the city of Toledo, Joanna the Mad was the third child of Ferdinand II of Aragon of the Royal House of Trastámara and Isabella ...
 
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Rostislav Romanov is one of the members of Russia's Romanov family with a direct connection to the now-defunct monarchy.
Was the Romanov death one of the most tragic events to ever befall Russian history? The murder of Tsar Nicholas II and his family, which led to the downfall of the Romanov dynasty almost a century ago, did not necessarily mean the ...
 
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During his days as a bachelor, the then-playboy prince was famous for his relationships with beautiful women from around the world.
Prince Albert is the reigning monarch of Monaco and head of the princely house of Grimaldi. The son of Prince Rainier III and American actress Grace Kelly was at one point the most eligible bachelor in the world, and he was linked ...
 
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Disappearances, untimely deaths, and lost jewels fuel some of history's greatest mysteries.
Due to lack of documentation or intentional cover-ups, many questions still litter the stories of royalty from times gone by. Little evidence exists to debunk centuries-old tales of royal murders, missing bodies, and lost treasures. Here, we've listed down some of history’s ...
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