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European and African monarchs join Queen Elizabeth and King Abdullah in sending condolences to Lebanon

Monarchs from across Europe, Africa and the Middle East have joined Queen Elizabeth II and Jordan’s King Abdullah in sending condolences to Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun after the explosion that left massive devastation in Beirut on Tuesday. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima said: “Beirut is in shock following a disaster of unprecedented proportions. With the Lebanese…
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Meet the King of Rwanda who lives in a council house in Manchester

Being a monarch usually comes with lavish luxuries, not least a palace and team of servants. But for the King of Rwanda, Yuhi VI, a modest council house in Manchester is proving to be most sufficient. King Yuhi, who is better known as Emmanuel Bushayija, has been living in a semi-detached house in Greater Manchester for over 20 years now and became monarch of Rwanda in January 2017 following…
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Eswatini's Princess Sikhanyiso reveals pregnancy

In a series of posts on her Instagram account, Eswatini’s Princess Sikhanyiso, 32, revealed that she is expecting a son. The posts were from her baby shower at Nkoyoyo Royal Palace which featured a sign that said, “It’s a boy! A little prince is on the…
International royals

Fatimah, Last Queen of Libya

Early Life Fatimah was born in 1911 (the exact date has never been known) in what was Italian Libya in the Oasis of Kufra as the fifth daughter of Ahmed Sharif as-Senussi – who was the former 3rd Grand Seussi of the Senussi order of Sufism – and Khadija bint Ahmad al-Rifi. Her mother was the daughter of an influential general in the country, Ahmad al-Rifi. Her father was known for his…
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Narriman, Last Queen of Egypt

She was the daughter of a high ranking Egyptian official and the last Queen of Egypt as the second wife of King Farouk. The beauty married the King after he’d divorced his first wife after a failure to produce a male heir. Her Early Life Narriman Sadek was born…
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Sultan of Oman dies at 79

According to state media, the Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said Al Said, has died at the age of 79 after almost five decades on the throne. The Sultan, the longest-serving ruler in the Middle East, died Friday evening. A three day period of national mourning has been declared for both the public and private sectors. He had recently travelled to Belgium for medical treatment but returned to…
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