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The skull and crown of Swedish 12th century King Erik IX, called Erik the Saint, are displayed in Uppsala Cathedral in Sweden. Researchers from Uppsala University have opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in 1160. The researchers also removed the king’s burial crown, which is the oldest known royal crown in Sweden, to display it to the public for the first time. Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge with a child on a visit to RAAF Base Amberley, west of Brisbane, Australia. Britain's Prince William plays cricket in Latimer Square in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George during a visit to Plunket nurse and parents group at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George arrive for their visit to New Zealand at the International Airport, in Wellington, New Zealand.

Pope Francis with Queen Elizabeth II, at the Vatican. Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge presents Domhnall the Irish Wolfhound with a shamrock, during a visit to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St. Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks, Aldershot, in England. Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, left, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh talk during a meeting in New Delhi. The Crown Prince is on a three-day visit to India. Thailand's Royal Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn with Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio during the Angami Naga Sekrenyi festival at Kisama, near Kohima,  Nagaland. Britain's Prince Charles is received by Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa upon arriving at Bahrain International Airport in Muharraq, Bahrain. 

Britain's Prince Charles wears traditional Saudi uniform as he attends the traditional Saudi dancing best known as 'Arda', performed during Janadriya culture festival at Der'iya in Riyadh. Charles arrived in Saudi Arabia on a private visit.  Bahrain's King Hamad Al Khalifa being welcome by MoS for External Affairs, E Ahmed on his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi. The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, accompanied by Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of Bafta (left). Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, unloads sandbags, with members of the armed forces, in Datchet, England where he and Prince Harry have joined forces with soldiers to help flood-hit villagers protect their homes. Kate Duchess of Cambridge wearing a dress by British designer Jenny Packham and the Cartier diamond known as the 'Nizam of Hyderabad', given to Queen Elizabeth II in 1947 for her wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh, at a fund raising gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge was seen flashing these Cartier diamonds known as the 'Nizam of Hyderabad', given to Queen Elizabeth II in 1947 for her wedding, at a fund raising gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Kate Duchess of Cambridge talks to guests wearing a diamond necklace borrowed from the queen. Kate Duchess of Cambridge walks with a guest at fund raising gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Kate Duchess of Cambridge is escorted by Director of the  National Portrait Gallery Sandy Nairne, as they stand opposite a portrait of the Duchess, at a fund raising gala at the gallery in London. Kate Duchess of Cambridge at a fund raising gala at the gallery in London. Kate Middleton at a dinner for London's National Portrait Gallery, in London. Kate Duchess of Cambridge arrives to attend a fund raising gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London . <b>Stop Showing Your Knees,</b> was what Queen Elizabeth II reportedly said to granddaughter-in-law Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, here seen at the Calgary Airport, in Alberta, Canada. According to reports, Kate has irked the Queen with her short skirts, who has since demanded lower hemlines and that she stop dressing like a harlot. Reports say that the Queen has even lent her personal dresser Angela Kelly to Kate. A man dressed as a Qing Dynasty emperor performs a reenactment of an imperial ritual ceremony praying for good harvest in the coming year at the Temple of Earth park on the Spring Festival in Beijing.

 Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary shakes hands with an internally displaced boy at Say Tha Mar Gyi camp in north of Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar. Mary visited the camp and other relocation sites of the Buddhists, who become displaced following sectarian violence. 


Congress President Sonia Gandhi with King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck  and the Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, before their meeting  at her residence  in New Delhi. President, Pranab Mukherjee his daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee with Bhutan King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen, Jetsun Pema Wangchuck during a meeting at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prince Charles with London-based Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal with wife Usha Mittal at Buckingham Palace in London. 

Prince Charles with London-based Indian billionaire couple Cyrus and Priya Vandrevala at  Buckingham Palace in London. 
Family members and other people at a post-funeral ritual of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, scion of the erstwhile Mysore royal family, at Mysore Palace. Japan's Emperor Akihito, left, accompanied by his wife Empress Michiko wave at well-wishers as they appear on the balcony of the Imperial Palace to mark the emperor's 80th birthday in Tokyo. Titular Travancore maharaja Utradam Thirunal Marthanda Varma, 91, brother of the last ruler Chithira Thirunal. Custodian of richest temple in India, the Sree Padmanabha temple in Thiruvananthapuram. Britain's Prince Harry, left, and Ivan, touch the pole, as they and their fellow adventurers reach the South Pole, as part of their Walking With The Wounded charity trek. After more than three weeks pulling sleds across the frozen wastes of Antarctica the group stood at the bottom of the world at midday. Rituals being performed near the mortal remains of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, the last descendant of the Wodeyar dynasty, during his funeral in Mysore. Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur, actor Amitabh Bachchan and Nita Ambani at the launch of an awareness programme on 'Head Injury' in Mumbai. A file photo of Mysore scion Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar who died following a cardiac arrest in a private hospital in Bengaluru.  Queen Grand Mother of Bhutan Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuk arrives at Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya. Thai military personnel and civilians hold candles as a mark of respect during Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej's birthday celebrations, in Bangkok, Thailand. Hundred of people gather with candle lights to celebrate the 86th birthday of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand. <b>Park view</b> The Japanese royal couple at Lodi Gardens in New Delhi Japanese Empress Michiko with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha at Raj Bhawan in Chennai. Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha looking at the postage stamp released in India coinciding with the royal couple's visit to India, at Raj Bhavan in Chennai. Hundred of people gather with candle lights to celebrate the 86th birthday of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand. Fireworks lit the sky during Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej birthday celebrations, in Bangkok, Thailand. Fireworks light the sky during Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej birthday celebrations, in Bangkok, Thailand. Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko with industrialist Ratan Tata (L) and former Attorney-General Soli Sorabjee during a visit to India International Center (IIC) in New Delhi. Japan's Emperor Akihito with Opposition leader in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj during a meeting in New Delhi. Japan's Empress Michiko shakes hands with members of India International Center (IIC) during a visit in New Delhi. Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung and wife Ameena Jung during a reception in the honour of Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Japanese Embassy in New Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur with the Emperor of Japan, His Majesty Akihito and the Empress of Japan, Her Majesty Michiko at the Ceremonial Reception, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi. Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko receive a memento at Rajghat in New Delhi. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid is also seen. Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi. Japan's Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with officials from both sides at a meeting at Hyderabad house in New Delhi. Japan's Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh before a meeting at Hyderabad house in New Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee greets Japan's Emperor Akihito as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh looks on during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi. Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, at Japanese Studies Centre at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Japan's Emperor Akihito waves to the students during a visit at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, arrives at Japanese Studies Centre at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. Japan's Emperor Akihito, center, and Empress Michiko take a walk in Lodhi garden, in New Delhi.  Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, gets onto a Triumph motorbike during his visit to Motorcycle Live at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England. Japan's Emperor Akihito, left, and Empress Michiko watch a crying Japanese child during their visit to Lodhi garden, in New Delhi. Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko take a walk in Lodhi garden, in New Delhi. Japan's EmperorAkihito and Empress Michik during their visit to Lodhi Garden in New Delhi. Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko wave during a visit to Lodhi Garden in New Delhi. Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during a visit to Lodhi Garden in New Delhi. Japan's Empress Michiko waves to children as she walks with Emperor Akihito during their visit to Lodhi garden, in New Delhi. File photo of Their Imperial Highness the Emperor Hirohito, Empress Nagako and Crown Prince Akihito with the then Prime Minister Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru and Indira Gandhi at a luncheo party at the Imeprial Palace in Tokyo in October 1957. The Emperor Akihito is arriving on Saturday for a visit to India 53 years after his visit as Crown Prince. File photo of Their Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan with the then Prime Minister Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru and the Vice President S. Radhakrishnan in New Delhi on November 30, 1960. The Emperor and Empress of Japan are arriving on Saturday for a visit to India 53 years after their visit as Crown Prince and Crown Princess. File photo of Their Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan being received on their arrival at Palam Airport in New Delhi on November 29, 1960. The Emperor and Empress of Japan are arriving on Saturday for a visit to India 53 years after their visit as Crown Prince and Crown Princess. File photo of Their Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan laying a wreath at Mahatma Gandhi's samadhi at Rajghat in New Delhi on November 30, 1960. The Emperor and Empress of Japan are arriving on Saturday for a visit to India 53 years after their visit as Crown Prince and Crown Princess. File photo of their Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan on their arrival at Palam Airport in New Delhi on November 29, 1960. The Emperor and Empress of Japan are arriving on Saturday for a visit to India 53 years after their visit as Crown Prince and Crown Princess. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers as she leaves The Guildhall in Windsor, England. Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge helps with a cookery lesson at the Centrepoint support centre in Sunderland north-east England. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and his wife present a momento to Britain`s Prince Charles at Kottayam. Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla , the Duchess of Cornwall coming out from the Mattanchery Palace in Kochi. Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at a handcraft shop in Kochi city, Kerala. Britain's Prince Charles during a visit to the Vazhachal waterfalls, a popular picnic spot, 60 kms from Thrissur district. Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles with nursing students at a hospital in Kochi. Britain's Prince Charles interacts with employees during a visit to Cochin Shipyard in Kochi. Britain’s Prince Charles, center left, stands with a cleric at the Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai. Britain's Prince Charles interacts with people  during a visit to the remembrance Sunday service at the Afghan church (Church of St John the Evangelist) in Mumbai. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attempts a hand gesture used in Indian classical dance as she poses with students during a visit to the Asha Sadan children's home in Mumbai. Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla with industrialist Mukesh Ambani, Nita Ambani, actors Ajay Devgan and Kajol during a reception for Prince of Wales in Mumbai. Prince Charles pays homage to 26/11 terror attack victims at a memorial at Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, poses with students during a visit to the Asha Sadan children's home in Mumbai. Britain's Prince Charles with Chairman and Managing Director of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited, Jamshyd N. Godrej and Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej visiting the Godrej Mangroves in Mumbai. Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla with industrialist Ratan Tata at a ceremony to pay homage to 26/11 terror attack victims at Taj Hotel in Mumbai. British Prince Charles along with his wife Camilla during a visit to a mobile creche in Mumbai. British Prince Charles and his wife Camilla during a visit to a mobile creche in Mumbai. Prince Charles interatcs with tourists at Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla with industrialist Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani, during a reception for Prince of Wales in Mumbai. Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and  Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla pose for a photograph during their visit at the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee with Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla during a meeting at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah shake hands before a meeting at her residence in New Delhi. Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla during their visit at the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi. Prince of Wales, Prince Charles being welcomed during his visit at the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meet with Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) artisans from Bihar at the British High Commissioner's Residence in New Delhi. Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and Founder and Executive Director of Katha, Geeta Dharmarajan looking at a stray dog as they leave after a visit to the Katha Lab school in New Delhi. Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla during a visit to the Katha Lab school in New Delhi. Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla being presented with a shawl by DMK MP, Vasanthi Stanley during a reception at the residence of British High Commissioner, in New Delhi. Britain's Prince Charles speaks during a convocation where he was bestowed with an honorary degree in forestry at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun. Britain's Prince Charles shakes hands with soldiers at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun. Britain's Prince Charles, center and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrive at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun. Charles and Camilla are on a nine day visit to India. Britain's Prince Charles waters a sapling, planted by him at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun. Britain's Prince Charles is bestowed with an honorary degree in forestry at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun. Prince of Wales, Prince Charles meets Army official wives at the Indian Military Academy, in Dehradun. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall take part in aarti at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram on the banks of Ganga in Rishikesh. Prince Charles being received by Uttrakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on his arrival in Dehradun. The official christening photo of Britain's Prince George photographed in the Morning Room at Clarence House in London on Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013. Kate Duchess of Cambridge holds her son Prince George seated next to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William, back row from left, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, Pippa Middleton, James Middleton, Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton. Britain's Prince William, holds his son Prince George as they arrive at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in London, for the christening of the three month-old Prince. <b>The deal, oil on canvas</b> Clive meets Mir Jaffar after the battle of Palashi, 1757 <b>Seringapatam, 1799</b> Engraving showing the fall of Tipu Sultan <b>The Sikh umbrella</b> Maharaja Ranjit Singh with his royal entourage People visit the fort of King Rao Ram Baksh Singh in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. Archaeologists began digging for treasure beneath the 19th century fort after a popular sadhu said a former king appeared to him in a dream and told him of the cache. Malala Yousafzai gives a copy of her book to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during a reception for youth, education and the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace, London. Britain's Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge plays volleyball during a visit to a SportsAid Athlete Workshop, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Britain's Prince Harry,  Patron of the Rugby Football Union, center, plays rugby as he takes part in a coaching session at Twickenham Stadium in London. <b>October 2013</b> The Queen of England invited her to a reception at Buckingham Palace
The scion of the Mysore royal family, Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar during Dussehra celebrations in Mysore. Maharani Sita Devi was famous for wearing sarees of French chiffon Princess Tarabai of Baroda poses with her pet in Raja Ravi Varma’s portrait The portrait of nawab Ali Khan of Arcot featured theatrical elements Maharaja Hira Singh of Nabha and his son surrounded by ‘painted’ luxe objects Maharani Sanyogita Devi of Indore dressed in Western wear UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi with the Prince Karim Aga Khan during a meeting at her residence in New Delhi. Prince Charles meeting with young Indian entrepreneurs supported by his charity network 'Youth Business International' at St. James Palace in London. <b>Bonnie Prince Georgie</b>
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Tilly the retriever lies supine to the left, called by noon naptime. Lupo the cocker spaniel gamely hangs about. In the middle lies Britain's favourite family in glorious Berkshire sunshine: William, Kate and George, their newborn son. The credit for capturing the sunny warmth of a young family—the press approves heartily—goes to Michael Middleton, Kate's father. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son, Prince George, in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, England. Britain's Prince Charles  is presented with a teddy bear for Prince George of Cambridge during a visit to the 132nd Sandringham Flower Show at Sandringham House England. The Faridkot estate is seen in New Delhi. A court in Punjab recently ruled that the will of Maharaja Harinder Singh Brar of Faridkot leaving all his wealth to a trust set up by his palace officials was forged. The maharaja's daughters will inherit his vast fortune valued at $4 billion. Fardikot was one of hundreds of royal kingdoms that dotted India until the country's independence in 1947. <b>Doll king</b> Kate and William with their son, George Alexander Louis, in front of St Mary's hospital Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, hold the Prince of Cambridge, as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess gave birth on Monday July 22. The Royal couple are expected to head to London’s Kensington Palace from the hospital with their newly born son, the third in line to the British throne. Safe in the hands of the Duchess of Cambridge, the Royal couple and their son who was born on Monday, leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in west London. A selection of British daily newspapers headlining the news of the birth of a son to Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Dabbawalas celebrate in Mumbai after Prince William’s wife Kate Middleton delivered an eight-pound baby boy. Tony Appleton, a town crier, announces the birth of the royal baby, outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London. A notice proclaiming the birth of a baby boy of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge is display for the public view at Buckingham Palace in London. Britain's Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, with 6 month old Emily Scott,  as he meets crowds of well wishers on a visit to Bugthorpe, England. FILE - In this June 22, 1982, file photo, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and wife Princess Diana take home their newborn son Prince William, as they leave St. Mary's Hospital in London. It was announced  on Monday, July 22, 2013, in London that Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, gave birth to a boy weighting 8lbs  6 oz.  Belgium's Prince Philippe, right, and his wife Princess Mathilde, left, wave to the crowd as they leave a church service at the St. Gudule cathedral in Brussels. Belgium's King Albert II was set to relinquish the throne in a concession to his age and health, paving the way for his eldest son to become the country's seventh monarch. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrives at Fredensborg Castle, Copenhagen, with King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Queen Margrethe and Prince Hernik of Denmark during their one-day visit to Denmark. The visit is part of a series of visits by the Dutch royal couple to European countries over the summer. Britain's Prince Harry, left, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, center, and Prince William, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, during the Trooping The Colour parade, in London Dutch Princess Beatrix, right, speaks with Princess Catharina-Amalia at the Nieuwe Kerk or New Church in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, prior to the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander. Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima appear on the balcony of the Royal Palace with their children, from left: Catharina-Amalia, Ariane, and Alexia in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  Britain's Kate the Duchess of Cambridge watches her husband Prince William as he sits on the 'Batpod' during the inauguration of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden near Watford, north west of central London. Bhutan’s Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, left, listens to tips from an official as he practices at the national shooting championship in Hyderabad. Wangchuck is expected to participate in the 300 meters big bore event. President Barack Obama walks with Jordan's King Abdullah II to participate in an official arrival ceremony, at Al-Hummar Palace, the residence of Jordanian King Abdullah II, in Amman, Jordan. Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, reacts as she is presented a badge that says 'Baby on Board', normally available to pregnant passengers to encourage others to give them a seat, watched by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, bottom, at Baker Street underground station in London, for a visit to mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. Britain's Kate the Duchess of Cambridge receives flowers from a little girl at the 1st Battalion Irish Guards' St Patrick’s Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, England. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, receives flowers from children during her visit to Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, in Grimsby. Tourists pose for photographs beside a floral portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by British florist Joseph Massie during a promotional display for the media to coincide with Valentine's Day tomorrow, in Trafalgar Square, London. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck shake hands as Queen Jetsun Pema looks on during a meeting in New Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee and Chief Guest King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck received by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on their arrival during Republic Day Parade in New Delhi. The President, Pranab Mukherjee, the Chief Guest of Republic Day the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the Vice President, Mohd. Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and other dignitaries at the Salami Manch on the occasion of the 64th Republic day celebrations, at Rajpath. The President, Pranab Mukherjee and the Chief Guest of Republic Day the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck being received by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Defence Minister, A.K. Antony, on their arrival at Salami Manch, on the occasion of the 64th Republic day celebrations, at Rajpath, in New Delhi. The President, Pranab Mukherjee, the Chief Guest of Republic Day the King of Bhutan, his Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, arrive at the Salami Manch on the occasion of the 64th Republic day celebrations, in New Delhi. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, greets Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, second from left, as Bhutan's Queen Jetsun Pema and President Pranab Mujherjee, right, stand during a ceremonial reception for Wangchuk, in New Delhi. Wangchuck is on a seven-day official visit to India, will be the chief guest on Republic Day Parade. The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh meeting the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, in New Delhi. King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema paying homage at the Rajghat in New Delhi. King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema being welcomed by MoS for External Affairs E. Ahamed on their arrival at IGI Airport in New Delhi. Miami-Dade carnival dancers perform at the annual Martin Luther King Day parade in Miami, as the nation honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Emperor Akihito, left,  and Empress Michiko show at a balcony as they acknowledge to well-wishers for the new year's celebrations at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Thousands of people from across the country turned out at the palace to greet Emperor and the Imperial family for the new year. Husband Benedict Barboza, center, holds his son Junal, right, and daughter Lisha during the burial of nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. Husband Benedict Barboza, center, holds his son Junal, on his right, and daughter Lisha, during the burial of nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore. This undated hand out photo provided by the Metropolitan Police shows Jacintha Saldanha. British police say that a nurse who was found dead days after she took a hoax call about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was originally from India. Scotland Yard said that 46-year-old Jacintha Saldanha, who was found dead on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 had lived in Bristol in southwestern England for nine years. Saldanha worked at the London hospital where Prince William's wife, Kate, was being treated for acute morning sickness. The nurse was duped by a prank call performed by two Australian DJs, who pretended to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles to ask about Kate's condition. 2DayFM DJs Michael Christian, left and Mel Greig, right impersonating Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles, called the hospital and gained information about the condition of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge -- which they subsequently played on air. The nurse who was duped into transferring a hoax call that gave away information on pregnant Kate Middleton's medical condition to Australian radio presenters was found dead in a suspected suicide. Wax figures of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge are unveiled in Tokyo. Madame Tussauds announced that its wax museum will be open in Tokyo in March, 2013. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, and Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, right, pose with the certificate of incorporation of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, KAICIID, during the inauguration ceremony in Vienna, Austria. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paying tribute to Norodom Sihanouk, the Late King-Father of the Kingdom of Cambodia at Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, hold koalas at Government House, in Adelaide, Australia. The royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. Traditional dancers perform as Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwell arrive at Jackson's international airport  in Port Morsby, Papua New Guinea. The Prince and Duchess are in PNG for three days followed by Australia and New Zealand. Britain's Prince Charles, left, receives a traditional lei as he arrives at Jackson's international airport in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. King of Spain Juan Carlos pays floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi. King of Spain Juan Carlos with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. King Juan Carlos I of Spain signs the visitor’s book after a wreath-laying ceremony at the Rajghat, the memorial to the late Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi. King Juan Carlos I of Spain inspects an honor guard during a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. King Juan Carlos I of Spain, left, is presented a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial at Rajghat, in New Delhi. The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh meeting the King of Spain, His Majesty Juan Carlos I, in New Delhi. Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko greet guests during the autumn garden party in Tokyo. About 2,100 people were invited to the annual party hosted by the Emperor and Empress. King of Spain Juan Carlos I poses with Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Chhagan Bhujbal and others during a reception at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. Cambodia's Queen Monineath, right, greets Buddhist monks in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Monineath and her son King Norodom Sihamoni visited mourners gathered in front of the Royal Palace from across the country to pay tribute to late Cambodian king Norodom Sihanouk. Mourners burn incense sticks for their late King Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The body of Sihanouk returned to his homeland on a plane from China, welcomed by tens of thousands of mourners who packed tree-lined roads in the Southeast Asian nation's capital ahead of the royal funeral. A Cambodian elderly woman mourns the death of late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. A mourner burns incense sticks to pay their respects to the late King Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Candles are reflected on a portrait of Cambodia's late King Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Queen at the Thames pageant A phoenix float carrying the casket carrying late former King Norodom Sihanouk arrives at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The body of Cambodia's late King returned to his homeland on a plane from China on Wednesday, welcomed by tens of thousands of mourners who packed tree-lined roads in the Southeast Asian nation's capital ahead of the royal funeral. <b>Staying On Top</b>
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tiny Tuvalu usually sees king-tide events at austral summer’s end. Will-Kat’s visit came out of season, but demanded attention on no lesser a stage. With half the island out to greet them, they got it. Princess Adeleh Bint Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, daughter of the King of Saudi Arabia, during a visit to Taj Mahal in Agra.
Britain's Prince William, center left, and his wife Kate, center right, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrive in Tavanipupu, Solomon Islands, on a traditional war canoe. Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, wave on a truck decorated as a canoe as they depart Honiara International Airport, Solomon Islands.  Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, prepares to visit a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are in Malaysia for a three-day visit as part of a tour to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.  Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by Brig. Gen. Richard Robless on her arrival at Hospis Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Prince William and Kate are in Malaysia for a three-day visit as part of a tour to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.  Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take their shoes off before entering a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Japan's Emperor Akihito, center, arrives to offer prayers at Meiji Shrine where his great-grandfather Emperor Mutsuhito's spirit is dedicated, in Tokyo. Akihito visited the Shinto shrine to mark the centennial of Mutsuhito's death on July 30. Shinto priests march as Japan's Emperor Akihito, unseen, visits Meiji Shrine where his great-grandfather Emperor Mutsuhito's spirit is dedicated, in Tokyo. Akihito visited the Shinto shrine to mark the centennial of Mutsuhito's death on July 30. Feb. 22, 1937  His Exalted Highness the Nizam of Hyderabad

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister and former IRA commander Martin McGuinness watched by First minister Peter Robinson, centre, at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Martin McGuinness was senior leader of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) that killed her cousin, Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, in 1979. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip right, walk in the grounds of Windsor Castle to attend the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, England. The Most Noble Order of the Garter, founded in 1348, is the highest order of chivalry existing in England. Recipients of the honor are chosen because they have held public office, contributed to national life or served the sovereign personally. The appointment of Knights of the Garter is in the Queen's gift and is made without consulting ministers.  In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, relatives from the Saudi royal family lift the coffin of the late Saudi Crown prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. Nayef was the hard-line interior minister who spearheaded Saudi Arabia's fierce crackdown crushing al-Qaida's branch in the country and then rose to become next in line to the throne. Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, left, laughs as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II gestures while they watch part of a children's sports event during a visit to Vernon Park in Nottingham, central England. The British Royal Air Force  Red Arrows fly in formation over Buckingham Palace in London to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee as the royal family stood on the balcony. Pealing church bells and crowds cheering God save the queen! greeted Queen Elizabeth II as she arrived for a service at St. Paul's Cathedral on the last of four days of Diamond Jubilee celebrations honoring her 60 years on the throne.  From left, Britain's Prince Charles, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William stand on the balcony at Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in central London.  Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attends the Diamond Jubilee concert in London. Anti-monarchy protesters gather close to the river Thames in central London, where a 1,000-boat flotilla joins Queen Elizabeth II in a pageant along the river Thames as part of the four-day Diamond Jubilee celebration marking the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne. A young British boy pokes Rupa the elephant as others take a ride during a party to commemorate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebration at the British High Commission, in New Delhi. The Royal Barge, transporting the Royal family approaches Chelsea Bridge in London during The Diamond Jubilee River Pageant. More than 1,000 boats sailed down the River Thames in a flotilla tribute to Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne that organizers are calling the biggest pageant on the river for 350 years. In heavy rain, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, reviews a flotilla of 1,000 vessels passing her barge, flanked by Kate Duchess of Cambridge, second right, Prince William, second left, and Prince Harry, left, on the River Thames, during a river pageant to celebrate the queen's Diamond Jubilee in London. An armada of vessels, from historic sailboats and barges to kayaks, lifeboats and military launches, took part in river pageant to mark the queen's 60 years on the throne. Malaysian armed forces stand in line during King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah's birthday celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is presented with her portrait as the Colonel-in-Chief of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada at the Moss Park Armoury in Toronto. Queen Elizabeth II, right, looks on as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chat with King Hussein and Queen Rania of Jordan as guests arrive at a lunch for sovereign monarchs of the world, held in honour of the queen's Diamond Jubilee, at Windsor Castle, in Windsor. Critics are aghast at the choice of some guests for the lunch _ among them a king whose Gulf nation has been engaged in a brutal crackdown on political dissent. Prince Andrew, Duke of York, is presented with a memento by Infosys Chairman Emeritus N R Narayan Murthy, during his visit to the IT major's headquarters in Bengaluru. Prince Andrew, Duke of York looks on as a girl does block printing during a visit to the Child Care Home and Vocational Education and Income Generation Centre at Madhyamgram in North 24 Pargana district of West Bengal. Britain's Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, center, listens to a guide as he visits a potter's dwelling at the Dharavi slum in Mumbai. The prince is on a week long visit to India. Prince Andrew, Duke of York, interacts with school children as Nita Ambani looks on during a visit to the Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai. Prince Andrew, Duke of York interacts with the school children while Nita Ambani looks on during his visit to the Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai. Malaysian King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, left, makes a royal address beside Queen Haminah Hamidun during his coronation ceremony to be Malaysia's 14th king at National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thai officials pay last respect to the urn of Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi before unloading from a carriage to the crematorium during the royal cremation ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. Princess Bejaratana was the only child of King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) and was the first cousin of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand. The Princess passed away on July 27, 2011 at the age of 86. Waxworks of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are unveiled at Madame Tussauds, London.  Britain's Prince Charles, left, looks at an artpiece, depicting his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, made of yarn, by designer Emmanuel Y.Obuobi, center, during his visit at the Ideal Home Show, in London. The Prince, who visited the show last year,  formally opened the 17 day show, which is now in its 104th year and attracts over 270,000 visitors.  Dutch Prince Constantijn, Queen Beatrix, Princess Mabel wife of Prince Johan Friso and Prince Willem Alexander, from left, arrive at the main hospital in Innsbruck, western Austria, one week after the Queen's second son Prince Johan Friso was rushed to the intensive care unit of the clinic after he was buried by an avalanche. Doctors treating the Dutch Prince say he suffered massive brain damage and he may never regain consciousness. Japan's Emperor Akihito, left, accompanied by Empress Michiko, leave University of Tokyo Hospital after he received tests in Tokyo. A Japanese television report said Akihito will have heart bypass surgery. US talk show host Oprah Winfrey being welcomed by Maharani Padma Devi at City Palace in Jaipur. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the UK Premiere of 'War Horse' in aid of The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, at a central London cinema, London. Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar is welcomed by former maharaja of Jodhpur Gaj Singh and his wife Hemlata Raje for a cultural programme at Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur on Sunday evening. Kate Middleton has got middleclassness to royalty From left, Britain's Prince Andrew, Prince William, Kate Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles, Prince Harry and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall arrive to attend a Christmas Service at St Mary's church on the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, England. <b>Microscopia</b> 
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Much of the focus prior to THE royal wedding lay on Kate Middleton’s lack of pedigree. If anything, the spotlight only served to underscore her class. A kiss later and the glare on the Duchess of Cambridge just got brighter. Will the grace match up?  <b>But What About The Birdie?</b>
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So he’s used to having cameras trained on him at all times. Rahul Gandhi could have managed an open-mouth smile during the Bhutan royal wedding festivities. <b>Bhawani Singh</b>, 79, Former maharaja of Jaipur The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive along with Prince Harry, right, at the Imperial War Museum for 'A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards',  in London. Malaysia's outgoing King, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, left, salutes as Queen Nur Zahirah, right, stands beside him during his official farewell ceremony at Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mizan Zainal Abidin, who was proclaimed the Malaysia's 13th king on Dec. 13, 2006 for a five-year rotation period, completed his reign. Lookalikes of Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton, stop outside the Crown Pub during a 'Royal walkabout' in central London, to launch the new book, 'Exposed',  by a British artist and photographer Alison Jackson, known for her lookalike pictures of celebrities. M.A.K. Pataudi (1941-2011) <b>Queen At The Wheel</b>
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Have Bhutan’s master-weavers finally found the brand ambassador they have so sorely missed in their elegant new Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck? Judging by her dexterous manipulation of the charkha in Sabarmati Ashram, a resounding ‘Yes!’. In this photo provided by the Bureau of the Royal Household, Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, center, appears to speak at the balcony of the Grand Palace during a ceremony celebrating his 84th birthday in Bangkok, Thailand. Queen Sirikit, front row third right, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, second right, Crown Princess Sirindhorn, second left, and Princess Chulabhorn, left, are also seen. The king has called for his countrymen to unite amid the worst floods in half a century. The revered monarch spoke to mark his birthday and amidst deep political divisions plaguing the country. Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, right, and Queen Jetsun Pema are greeted by Keio University President Atsushi Seike and officials upon their arrival at the university's Mita campus in Tokyo. The Himalayan king, currently in Japan as a state guest, was conferred the honorary doctorate degree of Economics at the university. Japanese Empress Michiko, center, walks with Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema after their meeting at the Akasaka guesthouse in Tokyo. Japanese Emperor Akihito has been hospitalised with deteriorating symptoms of bronchitis and he did not attend the welcoming ceremony for Bhutan's royal couple. <b>Tradition Claims A Head</b>
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Even after 64 years of Independence, what would poor villagers of the Pataudi riyasat do without a caring nawab? Thus, reportedly, Saif Ali Khan relented to the customary ‘pagdi’ ceremony. Also seen is the tenth nawab of Pataudi’s mother Sharmila Tagore and sisters Saba and Soha Ali Khan. Saif Ali Khan after being anointed the tenth Nawab of Pataudi at a ceremony at his ancestral palace Inbrahim Palace, Pataudi in Haryana. Saif Ali Khan with his mother Sharmila Tagore after he was anointed the tenth Nawab of Pataudi at a ceremony at his ancestral palace Inbrahim Palace, Pataudi in Haryana. Saif's sisters Soha and Saba are also seen. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda with actress Sharmila Tagore during coronation of Saif ali Khan as the 10th Nawab of Pataudi at Inbrahim Palace in Haryana. Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk, center, is assisted by his son King Norodom Sihamoni, left, and his wife former Queen Monineath during a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the former monarch's return to his homeland after years of civil war, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The ailing former King Sihanouk, his country's dominant figure for half-a-century, vowed at a rare public appearance never to leave his homeland again. Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema pose for a photo during their visit to Jag Mandir palace in Udaipur, Rajsthan. Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema visiting Mehrangarh Fort  in Jodhpur. Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema arrive on horse carriage at  Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur on Friday. Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk meeting Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in Jaipur on Thursday night during their three-day visit to the state. Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema arrive on horse carriage at The Rambagh Palace in Jaipur. Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema upon their arrival at Gandhi Nagar railway station in Jaipur for a three-day visit to Rajasthan. Queen Elizabeth II, center right, speaks with former Australian test cricketer Adam Gilchrist, center left, during a state reception at Government House in Perth, Australia. The queen, on her first visit to Australia since 2006, will attend the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting during her stay in Perth. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, is welcomed by Saudi Foreign minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal upon his arrival at Riyadh airbase in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Biden is leading an American delegation in the Saudi capital to offer condolences to King Abdullah after the death of the kingdom's second in line for the throne. Prince Salman bin Abdel-Aziz, Saudi King's brother and Riyadh Governor, second left, carries with other princes the shrouded body of his brother Late Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud before performing special prayers at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Prince Sultan died abroad undergoing treatment for illness in New York. The death of the prince, who was in his 80's, opens questions about the succession in the critical, oil-rich U.S. ally. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, center, covers his face with a medical mask as he prays with other royal family princes during the funeral of his brother Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Hundreds of men in flowing white robes and red-checkered head scarves have packed a mosque in the capital of Saudi Arabia for the state funeral of crown prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. Prince Sultan, who was next in line to rule, died in New York on Saturday at the age of 80 after an unspecified illness. Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk shakes hands with Army chief Gen V. K. Singh during a meeting in New Delhi. Bhutan's King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and his wife Queen Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, in New Delhi. MoS Communications and IT, Milind Deora is also seen in the picture. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, talks to Bhutan's new Queen Jetsun Pema during a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck inspects a guard of honor during a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk, center, his newly wed queen, Jetsun Pema, and President Pratibha Patil, right, pose for a photograph during a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Bhutan's King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk with his wife Queen Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck prepare to leave after paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, in New Delhi. King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Queen Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck on their arrival at IGI airport in New Delhi. File - In this Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 file photo, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdel Aziz arrives at the awards ceremony of the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud International Prize at King Fahd Cultural center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi TV said the kingdom's heir to the throne has died abroad after an illness. He was 85 years old. Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center, and  Queen Jetsun Pema, center left, dance the traditional final dance with guests at the main stadium, including AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi (second right) and MoS Jyotiraditya Scindia (left) in Thimphu.  Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk kisses Queen Jetsun Pema during their wedding reception at the Chang Lime Thang Stadium at Thimpu in Bhutan. Bhutan Royal family members clicking picture of AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi during wedding reception of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk and Queen Jetsun Pema at the Chang Lime Thang Stadium at Thimphu in Bhutan. AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi with King of Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuck during Guard of Honour ceremony at Secretariat in Thimpu, Bhutan. A dance troupe performs during wedding reception of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and Queen Jetsun Pema at the Chang Lime Thang Stadium at Thimphu in Bhutan. King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, right, holds a young child as he greets locals with Queen Jetsun Pema during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan. King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, left and Queen Jetsun Pema pose after they were married at the Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan. The 31-year-old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series of ceremonies. Minister of State Jyotiraditya Scindia with wife Priyadarshini Raje after attending the royal wedding of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan. King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, right, and Queen Jetsun Pema greet locals during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan. King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center, and Queen Jetsun Pema, center rear, greet locals during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan. A Bhutanese student carries a portrait of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, before hanging outside the Lungten Zanpa School, their alma mater in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan. The 31 year-old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom will wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies set for Thursday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talk to local police as they visit Summerfield Community Center, Birmingham, England, which was a very badly affected by unrest that swept London and other major cities last week. Prince William and his wife Kate, visited a community center in the English city of Birmingham, where three men were killed in a hit-and-run during last week's violence. The couple spent 15 minutes speaking with families of the victims and greeted emergency workers and locals at the city's Summerfield Community Center. Sree Utthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, arrives at the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Raja Ravi Varma portrait of a bejewelled Rani Bharani Thirunal Lakshmi Bayi (1848-1901) <b>Rescue Operation</b> Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has sent envoys to India to blow over the stink raised by RIL’s charge against Saudi firms Prince William and wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, share a laugh at a ceremony at Province House in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island as part of their Royal Tour of Canada. Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at centre court prior to the start of play at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar calling on Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, in Stockholm. Danish Crown Prince Frederik, left, plays a soccer game with Nobiru Elementary School children during his visit to Nobiru area of Higashimatsushima in Miyagi Prefecture. Frederik, currently on a three-day visit to Japan, became the first foreign royal figure to visit the northeastern Japan badly damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck with Jetsun Pema, whom he is marrying later this year. Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge drive away from Buckingham Palace in a convertible after the Royal Wedding in London. Britain's Prince William drives his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, away from Buckingham Palace in a vintage Aston Martin Volante convertible after their wedding at London's Westminster Abbey. Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge watch a fly past of military planes from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Royal Wedding in London. Britain's Prince William salutes, and his wife, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge bows her head, as they pass the Cenotaph, the memorial to Britain's war dead, following their marriage at Westminster Abbey in London. Britain's Prince William, right, shakes hands with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, center, as her partner Tim Mathieson, left, looks on, at Buckingham Palace following his marriage to Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, at Westminster Abbey, London. Traffic moves past a giant hoarding advertising the royal wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, in Mumbai. Coronation of twelve-year-old Padmanabh Singh, the grandson (also adopted son) of Sawai Bhawani Singh,  being solemnised at a ceremony at City Palace in Jaipur. A detail from the 'Instrument of Consent', which is the Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's historic formal consent to Prince William's forthcoming marriage to Kate Middleton, is seen at the Crown Office at the House of Lords in London. Under the Great Seal of the Realm, the Queen signed an elaborate notice of approval which proclaimed, in transcribed calligraphy, consent to the union of Our Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales, K.G. and Our Trusty and Well-beloved Catherine Elizabeth Middleton. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, celebrating her 85th birthday, takes part in the traditional Royal Maundy Service at Westminster Abbey. According to Buckingham Palace, it was the first time the Queen's birthday had fallen on Maundy Thursday. Each Maundy money recipient- all retired pensioners invited in recognition of their service to the church and the community- will receive two purses- one red and one white- in the centuries-old tradition. The red purse contains a 5 pound ( US$ 8.15: euro 5.6) coin commemorating the Duke of Edinburgh's 90th birthday in June, and a 50p (US$ 0.82: euro 0.57) coin marking the 2012 London Olympic Games. The white purse holds uniquely minted Maundy Money of silver one, two, three and four penny pieces, the sum of which equals the Queen's age. A poster depicting Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton, with a headline in French reading, Do the British still want a king? is seen at a newsstand located on the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, southern France. Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry on April 29. The funeral procession of Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh, the last Maharaja of Jaipur, moves past the Hawa Mahal monument in Jaipur. Singh, 79, died on Saturday in a New Delhi hospital where he was being treated for high blood pressure and a lung infection. Bhawani Singh, 79, Former maharaja of Jaipur Japanese Emperor Akihito, left, and Empress Michiko, kneel down and smile at people at an evacuation shelter in Asahi City in Chiba Prefecture, about 86 kilometers (54 miles) east of Tokyo, during their first trip to the disaster zone since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The imperial couple visited two evacuation shelters in the city near the Pacific coast. Kate Middleton reacts to the crowd at Witton County Park, Darwen, England. Prince William and fiancee Kate Middleton visited northwest England to support local youth charities - the last trip in their pre-wedding tour of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Britain's Prince William accompanied by his fiancee Kate Middleton, arrives at Witton Country Park, Darwen, England. Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry on April 29. Impersonators Simon Watkinson as Prince William, centre left, and Jodie Bredo as Kate Middleton, centre right, walk through the streets of London in wedding attire to promote photographer Alison Jackson's new book 'Kate and Wills Up The Aisle'. Jackson became well known in 1999 with her look alike photographs of celebrities in compromising positions. 

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, unseen, arrive at a windy RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales, to visit their grandson Prince William at the base. They saw William for the first time in his working environment as he gave them a personal tour of an RAF search and rescue helicopter at the base. Prince William and Kate Middleton leave City Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during their surprise visit to Northern Ireland. Middleton's appearance and comments during the visit sparked some concerns about whether the princess-in-waiting is losing too much weight in advance of the April 29 royal wedding. In front-page newspaper photographs, Middleton appears to be in good health if a bit slimmer than usual, but many in the crowds who met her in Northern Ireland the day before were concerned that she looked a bit gaunt. In this image made available by The Middleton Family, Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton pose together following their graduation from St. Andrews University, Scotland, on June 23, 2005. Five images from the Middleton family album have been made available, as the couple move towards their wedding which is scheduled to take place on April 29, at London's Westminster Abbey.  
A man prays in front of a former royal palace which was destroyed during the civil war, in Kabul, Afghanistan Memorabilia for the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton are displayed in a shop in London. The couple are due to get married on April 29. <b>Easy run</b> The Scindias of Gwalior after an election win
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Besides wealth, royals in politics have the advantage of having been rulers. The late Madhavrao Scindia (in black jacket) used it. Now his son Jyotiraditya (left) has a double edge. In this Wednesday Nov. 28, 2007 file photo, Zara Phillips, left, granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and British rugby player Mike Tindall, pose together outside Buckingham Palace in London,, after Phillips had received an MBE from her grandmother. Buckingham Palace announced the couple's engagement, saying that 29-year-old Phillips, who is 12th in line to the throne, had accepted a proposal from Tindall.  Phillips is the daughter of Princess Anne and her ex husband Capt. Mark Phillips, and the queen's eldest granddaughter. Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, react as their car is attacked by angry protesters in London. An Associated Press photographer saw demonstrators kick the car in Regent Street, in the heart of London's shopping district. The car then sped off. Charles' office, Clarence House, confirmed that their royal highness' car was attacked by protesters on the way to their engagement at the London Palladium this evening, but their royal highness' are unharmed. Peruvian Nobel literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa, left, receives the Nobel Prize in Literature from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, right, at the Concert Hall in Stockholm. The Swedish royal family, front from left, Queen Silvia, Prince Carl Philip, King Carl XVI Gustaf, Prince Daniel and Crown Princess Victoria, listen to Magnus Storch, Chairman of the Nobel Foundation, speak on the rostrum during the Nobel prize giving ceremony at the Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden. <b>Saviour and the saved Jam</b> Saheb Digvijaysinhji in Balachadi with Polish child actors of the play Cinderella. Also seen is Fr Pluta (in uniform), the commandant of the camp. Harshad Kumari, daughter of the Jam Saheb of Nawanagar Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej waves to his wellwishers as he returns to Siriraj hospital after attending a ceremony to celebrate his birthday in Bangkok, Thailand. King Bhumibol, the world's longest reigning monarch, turned 83 on Sunday. <b>Royal Gold </b>
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The wedding of Gaj Singh’s son Shivraj to Gayatri Kumari, the princess of Askot, had royal razzmatazz and opulence written all over. Eight hundred guests, 14 chartered flights and a traditional ceremony. The groom was seen in the same Rolls his father was driven in for his baarat 37 years ago. Mugs commemorating the forthcoming marriage of Britain's Prince William to Kate Middleton, are stacked at the Prince William Pottery Company in Liverpool, England. Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry on April 29, 2011 in Westminster Abbey, the historic London church where Princess Diana's funeral was held. Wedding rituals of the titular Prince of Jodhpur, Yuvraj Shivraj Singh and Gayatri Kumari, Princess of Askot, in Jaipur on Thursday night. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets the public as she leaves Sheffield Cathedral in Sheffield, England where she watch a rehearsal of the Sing! project before meeting the children and parents. Westminster Abbey looks like the most likely venue for Britain's royal wedding, after Kate Middleton was photographed emerging from the central London landmark. William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, married in 1,000-year-Westminster Abbey in 1947, and Diana's funeral was held there in 1997.  Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton pose for the media at St. James's Palace in London after they announced their engagement. The couple are to wed in 2011. 


Prince William interacts with members of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment during his unofficial visit to Sydney.
Apr 23, 2014
The skull and crown of Swedish 12th century King Erik IX, called Erik the Saint, are displayed in Uppsala Cathedral in Sweden. Researchers from Uppsala University have opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in 1160. The researchers also removed the king’s burial crown, which is the oldest known royal crown in Sweden, to display it to the public for the first time.

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Apr 19, 2014
Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge with a child on a visit to RAAF Base Amberley, west of Brisbane, Australia.

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Apr 14, 2014
Britain's Prince William plays cricket in Latimer Square in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Apr 09, 2014
Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George during a visit to Plunket nurse and parents group at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Apr 07, 2014
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George arrive for their visit to New Zealand at the International Airport, in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Apr 03, 2014
Pope Francis with Queen Elizabeth II, at the Vatican.

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Mar 17, 2014
Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge presents Domhnall the Irish Wolfhound with a shamrock, during a visit to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St. Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks, Aldershot, in England.

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Feb 27, 2014
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, left, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh talk during a meeting in New Delhi. The Crown Prince is on a three-day visit to India.

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Feb 25, 2014
Thailand's Royal Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn with Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio during the Angami Naga Sekrenyi festival at Kisama, near Kohima, Nagaland.

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Feb 22, 2014
Britain's Prince Charles is received by Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa upon arriving at Bahrain International Airport in Muharraq, Bahrain.

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Feb 19, 2014
Britain's Prince Charles wears traditional Saudi uniform as he attends the traditional Saudi dancing best known as 'Arda', performed during Janadriya culture festival at Der'iya in Riyadh. Charles arrived in Saudi Arabia on a private visit.

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Feb 18, 2014
Bahrain's King Hamad Al Khalifa being welcome by MoS for External Affairs, E Ahmed on his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Verma
Feb 17, 2014
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, accompanied by Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of Bafta (left).

- AP Photo / Yui Mok
Feb 14, 2014
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, unloads sandbags, with members of the armed forces, in Datchet, England where he and Prince Harry have joined forces with soldiers to help flood-hit villagers protect their homes.

- AP/PTI
Feb 12, 2014
Kate Duchess of Cambridge wearing a dress by British designer Jenny Packham and the Cartier diamond known as the 'Nizam of Hyderabad', given to Queen Elizabeth II in 1947 for her wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh, at a fund raising gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

- AP Photo
Feb 12, 2014
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge was seen flashing these Cartier diamonds known as the 'Nizam of Hyderabad', given to Queen Elizabeth II in 1947 for her wedding, at a fund raising gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

- AP Photo/ Alastair Grant, Pool
Feb 12, 2014
Kate Duchess of Cambridge talks to guests wearing a diamond necklace borrowed from the queen.

- AP Photo/ Alastair Grant, Pool
Feb 12, 2014
Kate Duchess of Cambridge walks with a guest at fund raising gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

- AP Photo/ Alastair Grant, Pool
Feb 12, 2014
Kate Duchess of Cambridge is escorted by Director of the National Portrait Gallery Sandy Nairne, as they stand opposite a portrait of the Duchess, at a fund raising gala at the gallery in London.

- AP Photo/ Alastair Grant, Pool
Feb 12, 2014
Kate Duchess of Cambridge at a fund raising gala at the gallery in London.

- AP Photo/ Alastair Grant, Pool
Feb 12, 2014
Kate Middleton at a dinner for London's National Portrait Gallery, in London.

- AP Photo
Feb 12, 2014
Kate Duchess of Cambridge arrives to attend a fund raising gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London .

- AP Photo/ Alastair Grant, Pool
Feb 05, 2014
"Stop Showing Your Knees," was what Queen Elizabeth II reportedly said to granddaughter-in-law Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, here seen at the Calgary Airport, in Alberta, Canada. According to reports, Kate has irked the Queen with her short skirts, who has since demanded "lower hemlines" and that she stop "dressing like a harlot". Reports say that the Queen has even lent her personal dresser Angela Kelly to Kate.

- TV Grab
Jan 31, 2014
A man dressed as a Qing Dynasty emperor performs a reenactment of an imperial ritual ceremony praying for good harvest in the coming year at the Temple of Earth park on the Spring Festival in Beijing.

- AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan
Jan 12, 2014
Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary shakes hands with an internally displaced boy at Say Tha Mar Gyi camp in north of Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar. Mary visited the camp and other relocation sites of the Buddhists, who become displaced following sectarian violence.

- AP/PTI Photo
Jan 07, 2014
Congress President Sonia Gandhi with King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and the Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, before their meeting at her residence in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
Jan 07, 2014
President, Pranab Mukherjee his daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee with Bhutan King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen, Jetsun Pema Wangchuck during a meeting at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

- PTI Photo
Dec 27, 2013
Prince Charles with London-based Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal with wife Usha Mittal at Buckingham Palace in London.

- PTI Photo
Dec 27, 2013
Prince Charles with London-based Indian billionaire couple Cyrus and Priya Vandrevala at Buckingham Palace in London.

- PTI Photo
Dec 23, 2013
Family members and other people at a post-funeral ritual of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, scion of the erstwhile Mysore royal family, at Mysore Palace.

- PTI Photo
Dec 23, 2013
Japan's Emperor Akihito, left, accompanied by his wife Empress Michiko wave at well-wishers as they appear on the balcony of the Imperial Palace to mark the emperor's 80th birthday in Tokyo.

- AP Photo/ Koji Sasahara
Dec 16, 2013
Titular Travancore maharaja Utradam Thirunal Marthanda Varma, 91, brother of the last ruler Chithira Thirunal. Custodian of richest temple in India, the Sree Padmanabha temple in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Dec 14, 2013
Britain's Prince Harry, left, and Ivan, touch the pole, as they and their fellow adventurers reach the South Pole, as part of their Walking With The Wounded charity trek. After more than three weeks pulling sleds across the frozen wastes of Antarctica the group stood at the bottom of the world at midday.

- AP Photo/Walking with the Wounded, Victoria Nicholson
Dec 11, 2013
Rituals being performed near the mortal remains of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, the last descendant of the Wodeyar dynasty, during his funeral in Mysore.

- PTI Photo
Dec 11, 2013
Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur, actor Amitabh Bachchan and Nita Ambani at the launch of an awareness programme on 'Head Injury' in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo
Dec 10, 2013
A file photo of Mysore scion Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar who died following a cardiac arrest in a private hospital in Bengaluru.

- PTI Photo
Dec 09, 2013
Queen Grand Mother of Bhutan Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuk arrives at Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.

- PTI Photo
Dec 05, 2013
Thai military personnel and civilians hold candles as a mark of respect during Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej's birthday celebrations, in Bangkok, Thailand.

- AP Photo/ Manish Swarup
Dec 05, 2013
Hundred of people gather with candle lights to celebrate the 86th birthday of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand.

- AP Photo/ Wason Wanichakorn
Dec 05, 2013
Park view The Japanese royal couple at Lodi Gardens in New Delhi

- Jitender Gupta
Dec 05, 2013
Japanese Empress Michiko with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha at Raj Bhawan in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Dec 05, 2013
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha looking at the postage stamp released in India coinciding with the royal couple's visit to India, at Raj Bhavan in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Dec 05, 2013
Hundred of people gather with candle lights to celebrate the 86th birthday of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand.

- AP Photo/ Wason Wanichakorn
Dec 05, 2013
Fireworks lit the sky during Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej birthday celebrations, in Bangkok, Thailand.

- AP Photo/ Manish Swarup
Dec 05, 2013
Fireworks light the sky during Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej birthday celebrations, in Bangkok, Thailand.

- AP Photo/ Manish Swarup
Dec 03, 2013
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko with industrialist Ratan Tata (L) and former Attorney-General Soli Sorabjee during a visit to India International Center (IIC) in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Atul Yadav
Dec 03, 2013
Japan's Emperor Akihito with Opposition leader in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj during a meeting in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Kamal Singh
Dec 03, 2013
Japan's Empress Michiko shakes hands with members of India International Center (IIC) during a visit in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Atul Yadav
Dec 03, 2013
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung and wife Ameena Jung during a reception in the honour of Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Japanese Embassy in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Dec 02, 2013
President Pranab Mukherjee, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur with the Emperor of Japan, His Majesty Akihito and the Empress of Japan, Her Majesty Michiko at the Ceremonial Reception, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi.

- PIB.NIC.IN
Dec 02, 2013
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko receive a memento at Rajghat in New Delhi. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid is also seen.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Dec 02, 2013
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Dec 02, 2013
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with officials from both sides at a meeting at Hyderabad house in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Dec 02, 2013
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh before a meeting at Hyderabad house in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Atul Yadav
Dec 02, 2013
President Pranab Mukherjee greets Japan's Emperor Akihito as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh looks on during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Dec 02, 2013
Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, at Japanese Studies Centre at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Dec 02, 2013
Japan's Emperor Akihito waves to the students during a visit at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Dec 02, 2013
Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, arrives at Japanese Studies Centre at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Dec 01, 2013
Japan's Emperor Akihito, center, and Empress Michiko take a walk in Lodhi garden, in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/ Manish Swarup
Dec 01, 2013
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, gets onto a Triumph motorbike during his visit to Motorcycle Live at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England.

- AP Photo/ Joe Giddens, Sun On Sunday
Dec 01, 2013
Japan's Emperor Akihito, left, and Empress Michiko watch a crying Japanese child during their visit to Lodhi garden, in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/ Manish Swarup
Dec 01, 2013
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko take a walk in Lodhi garden, in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/ Manish Swarup
Dec 01, 2013
Japan's EmperorAkihito and Empress Michik during their visit to Lodhi Garden in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Dec 01, 2013
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko wave during a visit to Lodhi Garden in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Dec 01, 2013
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during a visit to Lodhi Garden in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/ Manish Swarup
Dec 01, 2013
Japan's Empress Michiko waves to children as she walks with Emperor Akihito during their visit to Lodhi garden, in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/ Manish Swarup
Nov 29, 2013
File photo of Their Imperial Highness the Emperor Hirohito, Empress Nagako and Crown Prince Akihito with the then Prime Minister Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru and Indira Gandhi at a luncheo party at the Imeprial Palace in Tokyo in October 1957. The Emperor Akihito is arriving on Saturday for a visit to India 53 years after his visit as Crown Prince.

- PTI Photo/ Courtesy Photo Division
Nov 29, 2013
File photo of Their Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan with the then Prime Minister Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru and the Vice President S. Radhakrishnan in New Delhi on November 30, 1960. The Emperor and Empress of Japan are arriving on Saturday for a visit to India 53 years after their visit as Crown Prince and Crown Princess.

- PTI Photo/ Courtesy Photo Division
Nov 29, 2013
File photo of Their Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan being received on their arrival at Palam Airport in New Delhi on November 29, 1960. The Emperor and Empress of Japan are arriving on Saturday for a visit to India 53 years after their visit as Crown Prince and Crown Princess.

- PTI Photo/ Courtesy Photo Division
Nov 29, 2013
File photo of Their Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan laying a wreath at Mahatma Gandhi's samadhi at Rajghat in New Delhi on November 30, 1960. The Emperor and Empress of Japan are arriving on Saturday for a visit to India 53 years after their visit as Crown Prince and Crown Princess.

- PTI Photo/ Courtesy Photo Division
Nov 29, 2013
File photo of their Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan on their arrival at Palam Airport in New Delhi on November 29, 1960. The Emperor and Empress of Japan are arriving on Saturday for a visit to India 53 years after their visit as Crown Prince and Crown Princess.

- PTI Photo/ Courtesy Photo Division
Nov 29, 2013
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers as she leaves The Guildhall in Windsor, England.

- AP Photo/ Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool
Nov 22, 2013
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge helps with a cookery lesson at the Centrepoint support centre in Sunderland north-east England.

- AP Photo/Andrew Yates, Pool
Nov 14, 2013
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and his wife present a momento to Britain`s Prince Charles at Kottayam.

- PTI Photo
Nov 14, 2013
Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla , the Duchess of Cornwall coming out from the Mattanchery Palace in Kochi.

- PTI Photo
Nov 14, 2013
Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at a handcraft shop in Kochi city, Kerala.

- PTI Photo
Nov 12, 2013
Britain's Prince Charles during a visit to the Vazhachal waterfalls, a popular picnic spot, 60 kms from Thrissur district.

- PTI Photo
Nov 12, 2013
Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles with nursing students at a hospital in Kochi.

- PTI Photo
Nov 12, 2013
Britain's Prince Charles interacts with employees during a visit to Cochin Shipyard in Kochi.

- PTI Photo
Nov 11, 2013
Britain’s Prince Charles, center left, stands with a cleric at the Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai.

- AP Photo/ Punit Paranjpe, Pool
Nov 10, 2013
Britain's Prince Charles interacts with people during a visit to the remembrance Sunday service at the Afghan church (Church of St John the Evangelist) in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo/Shashank Parade
Nov 09, 2013
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attempts a hand gesture used in Indian classical dance as she poses with students during a visit to the Asha Sadan children's home in Mumbai.

- AP Photo/ Indranil Mukherjee, Pool
Nov 09, 2013
Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla with industrialist Mukesh Ambani, Nita Ambani, actors Ajay Devgan and Kajol during a reception for Prince of Wales in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo/ Santosh Hirlekar
Nov 09, 2013
Prince Charles pays homage to 26/11 terror attack victims at a memorial at Taj Hotel in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo/ Santosh Hirlekar
Nov 09, 2013
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, poses with students during a visit to the Asha Sadan children's home in Mumbai.

- AP Photo/ Indranil Mukherjee, Pool
Nov 09, 2013
Britain's Prince Charles with Chairman and Managing Director of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited, Jamshyd N. Godrej and Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej visiting the Godrej Mangroves in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo/ Shashank Parade
Nov 09, 2013
Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla with industrialist Ratan Tata at a ceremony to pay homage to 26/11 terror attack victims at Taj Hotel in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo/ Santosh Hirlekar
Nov 09, 2013
British Prince Charles along with his wife Camilla during a visit to a mobile creche in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo by Shashank Parade
Nov 09, 2013
British Prince Charles and his wife Camilla during a visit to a mobile creche in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo/ Shashank Parade
Nov 09, 2013
Prince Charles interatcs with tourists at Taj Hotel in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo/ Santosh Hirlekar
Nov 09, 2013
Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla with industrialist Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani, during a reception for Prince of Wales in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo/ Santosh Hirlekar
Nov 08, 2013
Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla pose for a photograph during their visit at the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Verma
Nov 08, 2013
President Pranab Mukherjee with Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla during a meeting at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Kumar Joshi
Nov 08, 2013
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah shake hands before a meeting at her residence in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Subhav Shukla
Nov 08, 2013
Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla during their visit at the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Verma
Nov 08, 2013
Prince of Wales, Prince Charles being welcomed during his visit at the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Verma
Nov 08, 2013
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meet with Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) artisans from Bihar at the British High Commissioner's Residence in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Subhav Shukla
Nov 08, 2013
Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and Founder and Executive Director of Katha, Geeta Dharmarajan looking at a stray dog as they leave after a visit to the Katha Lab school in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Manvender Vashist
Nov 08, 2013
Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla during a visit to the Katha Lab school in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Manvender Vashist
Nov 08, 2013
Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla being presented with a shawl by DMK MP, Vasanthi Stanley during a reception at the residence of British High Commissioner, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Nov 07, 2013
Britain's Prince Charles speaks during a convocation where he was bestowed with an honorary degree in forestry at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun.

- AP Photo/ Altaf Qadri
Nov 07, 2013
Britain's Prince Charles shakes hands with soldiers at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun.

- AP Photo/ Altaf Qadri
Nov 07, 2013
Britain's Prince Charles, center and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrive at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun. Charles and Camilla are on a nine day visit to India.

- AP Photo/ Altaf Qadri
Nov 07, 2013
Britain's Prince Charles waters a sapling, planted by him at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun.

- AP Photo/ Altaf Qadri
Nov 07, 2013
Britain's Prince Charles is bestowed with an honorary degree in forestry at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun.

- AP Photo/ Altaf Qadri
Nov 07, 2013
Prince of Wales, Prince Charles meets Army official wives at the Indian Military Academy, in Dehradun.

- PTI Photo
Nov 06, 2013
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall take part in aarti at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram on the banks of Ganga in Rishikesh.

- AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
Nov 06, 2013
Prince Charles being received by Uttrakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on his arrival in Dehradun.

- PTI Photo
Oct 25, 2013
The official christening photo of Britain's Prince George photographed in the Morning Room at Clarence House in London on Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013. Kate Duchess of Cambridge holds her son Prince George seated next to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William, back row from left, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, Pippa Middleton, James Middleton, Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton.

- AP Photo/ Jason Bell, Camera Press
Oct 23, 2013
Britain's Prince William, holds his son Prince George as they arrive at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in London, for the christening of the three month-old Prince.

- AP Photo/ John Stillwell/Pool
Oct 22, 2013
The deal, oil on canvas Clive meets Mir Jaffar after the battle of Palashi, 1757

- Francis Hayman
Oct 22, 2013
Seringapatam, 1799 Engraving showing the fall of Tipu Sultan

- Getty Images (From Outlook 04 November 2013)
Oct 22, 2013
The Sikh umbrella Maharaja Ranjit Singh with his royal entourage

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Oct 18, 2013
People visit the fort of King Rao Ram Baksh Singh in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. Archaeologists began digging for treasure beneath the 19th century fort after a popular sadhu said a former king appeared to him in a dream and told him of the cache.

- AP Photo
Oct 18, 2013
Malala Yousafzai gives a copy of her book to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during a reception for youth, education and the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace, London.

- AP Photo/ Yui Mok, Pool
Oct 18, 2013
Britain's Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge plays volleyball during a visit to a SportsAid Athlete Workshop, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

- AP Photo/ Kirsty Wigglesworth
Oct 17, 2013
Britain's Prince Harry, Patron of the Rugby Football Union, center, plays rugby as he takes part in a coaching session at Twickenham Stadium in London.

- AP Photo/ Lefteris Pitarakis
Oct 17, 2013
October 2013 The Queen of England invited her to a reception at Buckingham Palace

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Oct 14, 2013
The scion of the Mysore royal family, Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar during Dussehra celebrations in Mysore.

- PTI Photo
Oct 09, 2013
Maharani Sita Devi was famous for wearing sarees of French chiffon

- Pictures Courtesy: Indian Portraits (DAG)
Oct 09, 2013
Princess Tarabai of Baroda poses with her pet in Raja Ravi Varma’s portrait

- Pictures Courtesy: Indian Portraits (DAG)
Oct 09, 2013
The portrait of nawab Ali Khan of Arcot featured theatrical elements

- Pictures Courtesy: Indian Portraits (DAG)
Oct 09, 2013
Maharaja Hira Singh of Nabha and his son surrounded by ‘painted’ luxe objects

- Pictures Courtesy: Indian Portraits (DAG)
Oct 09, 2013
Maharani Sanyogita Devi of Indore dressed in Western wear

- Pictures Courtesy: Indian Portraits (DAG)
Sep 19, 2013
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi with the Prince Karim Aga Khan during a meeting at her residence in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Subhav Shukla
Sep 11, 2013
Prince Charles meeting with young Indian entrepreneurs supported by his charity network 'Youth Business International' at St. James Palace in London.

- PTI Photo
Aug 22, 2013
Bonnie Prince Georgie

Tilly the retriever lies supine to the left, called by noon naptime. Lupo the cocker spaniel gamely hangs about. In the middle lies Britain's favourite family in glorious Berkshire sunshine: William, Kate and George, their newborn son. The credit for capturing the sunny warmth of a young family—the press approves heartily—goes to Michael Middleton, Kate's father.

- AP

Aug 20, 2013
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son, Prince George, in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, England.

- AP Photo/ Michael Middleton/ TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Jul 31, 2013
Britain's Prince Charles is presented with a teddy bear for Prince George of Cambridge during a visit to the 132nd Sandringham Flower Show at Sandringham House England.

- AP Photo/ Chris Jackson/PA
Jul 29, 2013
The Faridkot estate is seen in New Delhi. A court in Punjab recently ruled that the will of Maharaja Harinder Singh Brar of Faridkot leaving all his wealth to a trust set up by his palace officials was forged. The maharaja's daughters will inherit his vast fortune valued at $4 billion. Fardikot was one of hundreds of royal kingdoms that dotted India until the country's independence in 1947.

- AP Photo/ Shivan Sarna
Jul 25, 2013
Doll king Kate and William with their son, George Alexander Louis, in front of St Mary's hospital

- Reuters (From Outlook 29 July 2013)
Jul 24, 2013
Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, hold the Prince of Cambridge, as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess gave birth on Monday July 22. The Royal couple are expected to head to London’s Kensington Palace from the hospital with their newly born son, the third in line to the British throne.

- AP Photo/ Kirsty Wigglesworth
Jul 24, 2013
Safe in the hands of the Duchess of Cambridge, the Royal couple and their son who was born on Monday, leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in west London.

- AP Photo/ John Stillwell, Pool
Jul 23, 2013
A selection of British daily newspapers headlining the news of the birth of a son to Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

- AP Photo/ Tony Hicks
Jul 23, 2013
Dabbawalas celebrate in Mumbai after Prince William’s wife Kate Middleton delivered an eight-pound baby boy.

- PTI Photo/ Santosh Hirlekar
Jul 23, 2013
Tony Appleton, a town crier, announces the birth of the royal baby, outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London.

- AP Photo/ Lefteris Pitarakis
Jul 23, 2013
A notice proclaiming the birth of a baby boy of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge is display for the public view at Buckingham Palace in London.

- AP Photo/ Sang Tan
Jul 23, 2013
Britain's Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, with 6 month old Emily Scott, as he meets crowds of well wishers on a visit to Bugthorpe, England.

- AP/PTI
Jul 23, 2013
FILE - In this June 22, 1982, file photo, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and wife Princess Diana take home their newborn son Prince William, as they leave St. Mary's Hospital in London. It was announced on Monday, July 22, 2013, in London that Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, gave birth to a boy weighting 8lbs 6 oz.

- AP/PTI
Jul 21, 2013
Belgium's Prince Philippe, right, and his wife Princess Mathilde, left, wave to the crowd as they leave a church service at the St. Gudule cathedral in Brussels. Belgium's King Albert II was set to relinquish the throne in a concession to his age and health, paving the way for his eldest son to become the country's seventh monarch.

- AP Photo/Ezequiel Scagnetti
Jun 25, 2013
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrives at Fredensborg Castle, Copenhagen, with King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Queen Margrethe and Prince Hernik of Denmark during their one-day visit to Denmark. The visit is part of a series of visits by the Dutch royal couple to European countries over the summer.

- AP Photo/Polfoto/ Jens Dresling
Jun 15, 2013
Britain's Prince Harry, left, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, center, and Prince William, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, during the Trooping The Colour parade, in London

- AP Photo/ Dominic Lipinski/PA
May 01, 2013
Dutch Princess Beatrix, right, speaks with Princess Catharina-Amalia at the Nieuwe Kerk or New Church in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, prior to the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander.

- AP Photo/ Michael Kooren, Pool
Apr 30, 2013
Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima appear on the balcony of the Royal Palace with their children, from left: Catharina-Amalia, Ariane, and Alexia in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

- AP Photo/ Dusan Vranic
Apr 26, 2013
Britain's Kate the Duchess of Cambridge watches her husband Prince William as he sits on the 'Batpod' during the inauguration of "Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden" near Watford, north west of central London.

- AP Photo/ Chris Jackson, Pool
Apr 16, 2013
Bhutan’s Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, left, listens to tips from an official as he practices at the national shooting championship in Hyderabad. Wangchuck is expected to participate in the 300 meters big bore event.

- AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.
Mar 23, 2013
President Barack Obama walks with Jordan's King Abdullah II to participate in an official arrival ceremony, at Al-Hummar Palace, the residence of Jordanian King Abdullah II, in Amman, Jordan.

- AP Photo/ Carolyn Kaster
Mar 20, 2013
Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, reacts as she is presented a badge that says 'Baby on Board', normally available to pregnant passengers to encourage others to give them a seat, watched by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, bottom, at Baker Street underground station in London, for a visit to mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground.

- AP Photo/Matt Dunham
Mar 17, 2013
Britain's Kate the Duchess of Cambridge receives flowers from a little girl at the 1st Battalion Irish Guards' St Patrick’s Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, England.

- AP Photo/Matt Dunham
Mar 05, 2013
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, receives flowers from children during her visit to Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, in Grimsby.

- AP/PTI
Feb 13, 2013
Tourists pose for photographs beside a floral portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by British florist Joseph Massie during a promotional display for the media to coincide with Valentine's Day tomorrow, in Trafalgar Square, London.

- AP Photo/ Matt Dunham
Jan 28, 2013
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck shake hands as Queen Jetsun Pema looks on during a meeting in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Subhav Shukla
Jan 26, 2013
President Pranab Mukherjee and Chief Guest King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck received by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on their arrival during Republic Day Parade in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Jan 26, 2013
The President, Pranab Mukherjee, the Chief Guest of Republic Day the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the Vice President, Mohd. Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and other dignitaries at the Salami Manch on the occasion of the 64th Republic day celebrations, at Rajpath.

- pib.nic.in
Jan 26, 2013
The President, Pranab Mukherjee and the Chief Guest of Republic Day the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck being received by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Defence Minister, A.K. Antony, on their arrival at Salami Manch, on the occasion of the 64th Republic day celebrations, at Rajpath, in New Delhi.

- pib.nic.in
Jan 26, 2013
The President, Pranab Mukherjee, the Chief Guest of Republic Day the King of Bhutan, his Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, arrive at the Salami Manch on the occasion of the 64th Republic day celebrations, in New Delhi.

- pib.nic.in
Jan 25, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, greets Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, second from left, as Bhutan's Queen Jetsun Pema and President Pranab Mujherjee, right, stand during a ceremonial reception for Wangchuk, in New Delhi. Wangchuck is on a seven-day official visit to India, will be the chief guest on Republic Day Parade.

- AP Photo/ Manish Swarup
Jan 25, 2013
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh meeting the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, in New Delhi.

- pib.nic.in
Jan 25, 2013
King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema paying homage at the Rajghat in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Subhav Shukla
Jan 23, 2013
King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema being welcomed by MoS for External Affairs E. Ahamed on their arrival at IGI Airport in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Verma
Jan 22, 2013
Miami-Dade carnival dancers perform at the annual Martin Luther King Day parade in Miami, as the nation honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

- AP Photo/ Alan Diaz
Jan 02, 2013
Emperor Akihito, left, and Empress Michiko show at a balcony as they acknowledge to well-wishers for the new year's celebrations at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Thousands of people from across the country turned out at the palace to greet Emperor and the Imperial family for the new year.

- AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye
Dec 17, 2012
Husband Benedict Barboza, center, holds his son Junal, right, and daughter Lisha during the burial of nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge.

- AP Photo/ Rafiq Maqbool
Dec 17, 2012
Husband Benedict Barboza, center, holds his son Junal, on his right, and daughter Lisha, during the burial of nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore.

- AP Photo/ Rafiq Maqbool
Dec 08, 2012
This undated hand out photo provided by the Metropolitan Police shows Jacintha Saldanha. British police say that a nurse who was found dead days after she took a hoax call about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was originally from India. Scotland Yard said that 46-year-old Jacintha Saldanha, who was found dead on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 had lived in Bristol in southwestern England for nine years. Saldanha worked at the London hospital where Prince William's wife, Kate, was being treated for acute morning sickness. The nurse was duped by a prank call performed by two Australian DJs, who pretended to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles to ask about Kate's condition.

- AP Photo/ Metropolitan Police
Dec 08, 2012
2DayFM DJs Michael Christian, left and Mel Greig, right impersonating Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles, called the hospital and gained information about the condition of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge -- which they subsequently played on air. The nurse who was duped into transferring a hoax call that gave away information on pregnant Kate Middleton's medical condition to Australian radio presenters was found dead in a suspected suicide.

- TV Grab
Nov 28, 2012
Wax figures of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge are unveiled in Tokyo. Madame Tussauds announced that its wax museum will be open in Tokyo in March, 2013.

- AP Photo/ Junji Kurokawa
Nov 27, 2012
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, and Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, right, pose with the certificate of incorporation of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, KAICIID, during the inauguration ceremony in Vienna, Austria.

- AP Photo/ Ronald Zak
Nov 19, 2012
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paying tribute to Norodom Sihanouk, the Late King-Father of the Kingdom of Cambodia at Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

- PTI Photo/ Kamal Singh
Nov 07, 2012
Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, hold koalas at Government House, in Adelaide, Australia. The royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand.

- AP Photo/ Morne de Klerk, Pool
Nov 03, 2012
Traditional dancers perform as Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwell arrive at Jackson's international airport in Port Morsby, Papua New Guinea. The Prince and Duchess are in PNG for three days followed by Australia and New Zealand.

- AP Photo/ Rob Griffith
Nov 03, 2012
Britain's Prince Charles, left, receives a traditional lei as he arrives at Jackson's international airport in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

- AP Photo/ Rob Griffith
Oct 26, 2012
King of Spain Juan Carlos pays floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Verma
Oct 26, 2012
King of Spain Juan Carlos with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Subhav Shukla
Oct 26, 2012
King Juan Carlos I of Spain signs the visitor’s book after a wreath-laying ceremony at the Rajghat, the memorial to the late Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/ Altaf Qadri
Oct 26, 2012
King Juan Carlos I of Spain inspects an honor guard during a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/ Kevin Frayer
Oct 26, 2012
King Juan Carlos I of Spain, left, is presented a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial at Rajghat, in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/ Altaf Qadri
Oct 26, 2012
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh meeting the King of Spain, His Majesty Juan Carlos I, in New Delhi.

- pib.nic.in
Oct 25, 2012
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko greet guests during the autumn garden party in Tokyo. About 2,100 people were invited to the annual party hosted by the Emperor and Empress.

- AP Photo/ Issei Kato, Pool
Oct 25, 2012
King of Spain Juan Carlos I poses with Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Chhagan Bhujbal and others during a reception at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo
Oct 23, 2012
Cambodia's Queen Monineath, right, greets Buddhist monks in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Monineath and her son King Norodom Sihamoni visited mourners gathered in front of the Royal Palace from across the country to pay tribute to late Cambodian king Norodom Sihanouk.

- AP Photo/ Heng Sinith
Oct 18, 2012
Mourners burn incense sticks for their late King Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The body of Sihanouk returned to his homeland on a plane from China, welcomed by tens of thousands of mourners who packed tree-lined roads in the Southeast Asian nation's capital ahead of the royal funeral.

- AP Photo/ Wong Maye-E
Oct 18, 2012
A Cambodian elderly woman mourns the death of late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.

- AP Photo/ Wong Maye-E
Oct 18, 2012
A mourner burns incense sticks to pay their respects to the late King Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

- AP Photo/ Wong Maye-E
Oct 18, 2012
Candles are reflected on a portrait of Cambodia's late King Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

- AP Photo/ Wong Maye-E
Oct 18, 2012
The Queen at the Thames pageant

- AFP (From Outlook 29 October 2012)
Oct 17, 2012
A phoenix float carrying the casket carrying late former King Norodom Sihanouk arrives at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The body of Cambodia's late King returned to his homeland on a plane from China on Wednesday, welcomed by tens of thousands of mourners who packed tree-lined roads in the Southeast Asian nation's capital ahead of the royal funeral.

- AP Photo/ Wong Maye-E
Sep 26, 2012
Staying On Top

tiny Tuvalu usually sees king-tide events at austral summer’s end. Will-Kat’s visit came out of season, but demanded attention on no lesser a stage. With half the island out to greet them, they got it.

- AFP (From Outlook 08 October 2012)

Sep 23, 2012
Princess Adeleh Bint Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, daughter of the King of Saudi Arabia, during a visit to Taj Mahal in Agra.

- PTI Photo
Sep 17, 2012
Britain's Prince William, center left, and his wife Kate, center right, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrive in Tavanipupu, Solomon Islands, on a traditional war canoe.

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Sep 16, 2012
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, wave on a truck decorated as a canoe as they depart Honiara International Airport, Solomon Islands.

- AP Photo/Rick Rycroft
Sep 14, 2012
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, prepares to visit a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are in Malaysia for a three-day visit as part of a tour to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.

- AP Photo/ Mark Baker
Sep 13, 2012
Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by Brig. Gen. Richard Robless on her arrival at Hospis Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Prince William and Kate are in Malaysia for a three-day visit as part of a tour to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.

- AP Photo/ Mark Baker
Sep 13, 2012
Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take their shoes off before entering a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

- AP Photo/ Mark Baker
Jul 18, 2012
Japan's Emperor Akihito, center, arrives to offer prayers at Meiji Shrine where his great-grandfather Emperor Mutsuhito's spirit is dedicated, in Tokyo. Akihito visited the Shinto shrine to mark the centennial of Mutsuhito's death on July 30.

- AP Photo/ Itsuo Inouye
Jul 18, 2012
Shinto priests march as Japan's Emperor Akihito, unseen, visits Meiji Shrine where his great-grandfather Emperor Mutsuhito's spirit is dedicated, in Tokyo. Akihito visited the Shinto shrine to mark the centennial of Mutsuhito's death on July 30.

- AP Photo/ Itsuo Inouye
Jul 10, 2012
Feb. 22, 1937 "His Exalted Highness the Nizam of Hyderabad"

- Courtesy Time magazine, Time.com
Jun 27, 2012
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister and former IRA commander Martin McGuinness watched by First minister Peter Robinson, centre, at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Martin McGuinness was senior leader of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) that killed her cousin, Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, in 1979.

- AP Photo/Paul Faith/pool
Jun 18, 2012
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip right, walk in the grounds of Windsor Castle to attend the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, England. The Most Noble Order of the Garter, founded in 1348, is the highest order of chivalry existing in England. Recipients of the honor are chosen because they have held public office, contributed to national life or served the sovereign personally. The appointment of Knights of the Garter is in the Queen's gift and is made without consulting ministers.

- AP Photo/Gareth Cattermole, Pool
Jun 17, 2012
In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, relatives from the Saudi royal family lift the coffin of the late Saudi Crown prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. Nayef was the hard-line interior minister who spearheaded Saudi Arabia's fierce crackdown crushing al-Qaida's branch in the country and then rose to become next in line to the throne.

- AP/PTI
Jun 14, 2012
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, left, laughs as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II gestures while they watch part of a children's sports event during a visit to Vernon Park in Nottingham, central England.

- AP Photo/ Phil Noble, Pool
Jun 06, 2012
The British Royal Air Force Red Arrows fly in formation over Buckingham Palace in London to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee as the royal family stood on the balcony. Pealing church bells and crowds cheering "God save the queen!" greeted Queen Elizabeth II as she arrived for a service at St. Paul's Cathedral on the last of four days of Diamond Jubilee celebrations honoring her 60 years on the throne.

- AP Photo/ Peter Macdiarmid/Pool
Jun 06, 2012
From left, Britain's Prince Charles, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William stand on the balcony at Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in central London.

- AP Photo/ Stefan Wermuth, Pool
Jun 05, 2012
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attends the Diamond Jubilee concert in London.

- AP Photo/ Dave Thompson, Pool
Jun 03, 2012
Anti-monarchy protesters gather close to the river Thames in central London, where a 1,000-boat flotilla joins Queen Elizabeth II in a pageant along the river Thames as part of the four-day Diamond Jubilee celebration marking the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne.

- AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis
Jun 03, 2012
A young British boy pokes Rupa the elephant as others take a ride during a party to commemorate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebration at the British High Commission, in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/Kevin Frayer
Jun 03, 2012
The Royal Barge, transporting the Royal family approaches Chelsea Bridge in London during The Diamond Jubilee River Pageant. More than 1,000 boats sailed down the River Thames in a flotilla tribute to Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne that organizers are calling the biggest pageant on the river for 350 years.

- AP Photo/Steve Parsons, Pool
Jun 03, 2012
In heavy rain, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, reviews a flotilla of 1,000 vessels passing her barge, flanked by Kate Duchess of Cambridge, second right, Prince William, second left, and Prince Harry, left, on the River Thames, during a river pageant to celebrate the queen's Diamond Jubilee in London. An armada of vessels, from historic sailboats and barges to kayaks, lifeboats and military launches, took part in river pageant to mark the queen's 60 years on the throne.

- AP Photo/Matt Dunham-Pool
Jun 02, 2012
Malaysian armed forces stand in line during King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah's birthday celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

- AP Photo/ Lai Seng Sin
May 23, 2012
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is presented with her portrait as the Colonel-in-Chief of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada at the Moss Park Armoury in Toronto.

- AP Photo/ The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
May 19, 2012
Queen Elizabeth II, right, looks on as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chat with King Hussein and Queen Rania of Jordan as guests arrive at a lunch for sovereign monarchs of the world, held in honour of the queen's Diamond Jubilee, at Windsor Castle, in Windsor. Critics are aghast at the choice of some guests for the lunch _ among them a king whose Gulf nation has been engaged in a brutal crackdown on political dissent.

- AP Photo/ Arthur Edwards, Pool
May 05, 2012
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, is presented with a memento by Infosys Chairman Emeritus N R Narayan Murthy, during his visit to the IT major's headquarters in Bengaluru.

- PTI Photo/ Shailendra Bhojak
May 03, 2012
Prince Andrew, Duke of York looks on as a girl does block printing during a visit to the Child Care Home and Vocational Education and Income Generation Centre at Madhyamgram in North 24 Pargana district of West Bengal.

- PTI Photo/ Swapan Mahapatra
May 02, 2012
Britain's Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, center, listens to a guide as he visits a potter's dwelling at the Dharavi slum in Mumbai. The prince is on a week long visit to India.

- AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade
May 02, 2012
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, interacts with school children as Nita Ambani looks on during a visit to the Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo/ Mitesh Bhuvad
May 02, 2012
Prince Andrew, Duke of York interacts with the school children while Nita Ambani looks on during his visit to the Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo
Apr 11, 2012
Malaysian King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, left, makes a royal address beside Queen Haminah Hamidun during his coronation ceremony to be Malaysia's 14th king at National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

- AP Photo/ Ministry of Information, Khairul Nizam
Apr 09, 2012
Thai officials pay last respect to the urn of Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi before unloading from a carriage to the crematorium during the royal cremation ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. Princess Bejaratana was the only child of King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) and was the first cousin of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand. The Princess passed away on July 27, 2011 at the age of 86.

- AP Photo/ Wason Wanichakorn
Apr 04, 2012
Waxworks of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are unveiled at Madame Tussauds, London.

- AP Photo/ Jonathan Short
Mar 17, 2012
Britain's Prince Charles, left, looks at an artpiece, depicting his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, made of yarn, by designer Emmanuel Y.Obuobi, center, during his visit at the Ideal Home Show, in London. The Prince, who visited the show last year, formally opened the 17 day show, which is now in its 104th year and attracts over 270,000 visitors.

- AP Photo/ Lefteris Pitarakis, pool
Feb 24, 2012
Dutch Prince Constantijn, Queen Beatrix, Princess Mabel wife of Prince Johan Friso and Prince Willem Alexander, from left, arrive at the main hospital in Innsbruck, western Austria, one week after the Queen's second son Prince Johan Friso was rushed to the intensive care unit of the clinic after he was buried by an avalanche. Doctors treating the Dutch Prince say he suffered massive brain damage and he may never regain consciousness.

- AP Photo/ Kerstin Joensson
Feb 12, 2012
Japan's Emperor Akihito, left, accompanied by Empress Michiko, leave University of Tokyo Hospital after he received tests in Tokyo. A Japanese television report said Akihito will have heart bypass surgery.

- AP/PTI
Jan 21, 2012
US talk show host Oprah Winfrey being welcomed by Maharani Padma Devi at City Palace in Jaipur.

- PTI Photo
Jan 09, 2012
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the UK Premiere of 'War Horse' in aid of The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, at a central London cinema, London.

- AP Photo/ Ian Gavan, Pool
Jan 09, 2012
Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar is welcomed by former maharaja of Jodhpur Gaj Singh and his wife Hemlata Raje for a cultural programme at Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur on Sunday evening.

- PTI Photo
Jan 02, 2012
Kate Middleton has got middleclassness to royalty

- Andrew Testa
Dec 25, 2011
From left, Britain's Prince Andrew, Prince William, Kate Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles, Prince Harry and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall arrive to attend a Christmas Service at St Mary's church on the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, England.

- AP/PTI
Dec 21, 2011
Microscopia

Much of the focus prior to THE royal wedding lay on Kate Middleton’s lack of pedigree. If anything, the spotlight only served to underscore her class. A kiss later and the glare on the Duchess of Cambridge just got brighter. Will the grace match up?

- Reuters (From Outlook, January 09, 2012)

Dec 21, 2011
But What About The Birdie?

So he’s used to having cameras trained on him at all times. Rahul Gandhi could have managed an open-mouth smile during the Bhutan royal wedding festivities.

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Dec 21, 2011
Bhawani Singh, 79, Former maharaja of Jaipur

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Dec 20, 2011
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive along with Prince Harry, right, at the Imperial War Museum for 'A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards', in London.

- AP Photo/ Arthur Edwards, Pool
Dec 12, 2011
Malaysia's outgoing King, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, left, salutes as Queen Nur Zahirah, right, stands beside him during his official farewell ceremony at Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mizan Zainal Abidin, who was proclaimed the Malaysia's 13th king on Dec. 13, 2006 for a five-year rotation period, completed his reign.

- AP Photo/ Lai Seng Sin
Dec 08, 2011
Lookalikes of Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton, stop outside the Crown Pub during a 'Royal walkabout' in central London, to launch the new book, 'Exposed', by a British artist and photographer Alison Jackson, known for her lookalike pictures of celebrities.

- AP Photo/ Joel Ryan
Dec 08, 2011
M.A.K. Pataudi (1941-2011)

- Gireesh G.V.
Dec 07, 2011
Queen At The Wheel

Have Bhutan’s master-weavers finally found the brand ambassador they have so sorely missed in their elegant new Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck? Judging by her dexterous manipulation of the charkha in Sabarmati Ashram, a resounding ‘Yes!’.

- PTI

Dec 05, 2011
In this photo provided by the Bureau of the Royal Household, Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, center, appears to speak at the balcony of the Grand Palace during a ceremony celebrating his 84th birthday in Bangkok, Thailand. Queen Sirikit, front row third right, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, second right, Crown Princess Sirindhorn, second left, and Princess Chulabhorn, left, are also seen. The king has called for his countrymen to unite amid the worst floods in half a century. The revered monarch spoke to mark his birthday and amidst deep political divisions plaguing the country.

- AP Photo/ Bureau of the Royal Household
Nov 17, 2011
Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, right, and Queen Jetsun Pema are greeted by Keio University President Atsushi Seike and officials upon their arrival at the university's Mita campus in Tokyo. The Himalayan king, currently in Japan as a state guest, was conferred the honorary doctorate degree of Economics at the university.

- AP Photo/ Shizuo Kambayashi
Nov 16, 2011
Japanese Empress Michiko, center, walks with Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema after their meeting at the Akasaka guesthouse in Tokyo. Japanese Emperor Akihito has been hospitalised with deteriorating symptoms of bronchitis and he did not attend the welcoming ceremony for Bhutan's royal couple.

- AP Photo/ Yoshikazu Tsuno, Pool
Nov 02, 2011
Tradition Claims A Head

Even after 64 years of Independence, what would poor villagers of the Pataudi riyasat do without a caring nawab? Thus, reportedly, Saif Ali Khan relented to the customary ‘pagdi’ ceremony. Also seen is the tenth nawab of Pataudi’s mother Sharmila Tagore and sisters Saba and Soha Ali Khan.

- PTI

Oct 31, 2011
Saif Ali Khan after being anointed the tenth Nawab of Pataudi at a ceremony at his ancestral palace Inbrahim Palace, Pataudi in Haryana.

- PTI Photo
Oct 31, 2011
Saif Ali Khan with his mother Sharmila Tagore after he was anointed the tenth Nawab of Pataudi at a ceremony at his ancestral palace Inbrahim Palace, Pataudi in Haryana. Saif's sisters Soha and Saba are also seen.

- PTI Photo
Oct 31, 2011
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda with actress Sharmila Tagore during coronation of Saif ali Khan as the 10th Nawab of Pataudi at Inbrahim Palace in Haryana.

- PTI Photo
Oct 30, 2011
Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk, center, is assisted by his son King Norodom Sihamoni, left, and his wife former Queen Monineath during a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the former monarch's return to his homeland after years of civil war, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The ailing former King Sihanouk, his country's dominant figure for half-a-century, vowed at a rare public appearance never to leave his homeland again.

- AP/PTI
Oct 30, 2011
Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema pose for a photo during their visit to Jag Mandir palace in Udaipur, Rajsthan.

- PTI Photo
Oct 29, 2011
Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema visiting Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur.

- PTI Photo
Oct 29, 2011
Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema arrive on horse carriage at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur on Friday.

- PTI Photo
Oct 28, 2011
Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk meeting Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in Jaipur on Thursday night during their three-day visit to the state.

- PTI Photo
Oct 28, 2011
Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema arrive on horse carriage at The Rambagh Palace in Jaipur.

- PTI Photo
Oct 27, 2011
Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema upon their arrival at Gandhi Nagar railway station in Jaipur for a three-day visit to Rajasthan.

- PTI Photo
Oct 27, 2011
Queen Elizabeth II, center right, speaks with former Australian test cricketer Adam Gilchrist, center left, during a state reception at Government House in Perth, Australia. The queen, on her first visit to Australia since 2006, will attend the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting during her stay in Perth.

- AP/PTI
Oct 27, 2011
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, is welcomed by Saudi Foreign minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal upon his arrival at Riyadh airbase in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Biden is leading an American delegation in the Saudi capital to offer condolences to King Abdullah after the death of the kingdom's second in line for the throne.

- AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
Oct 25, 2011
Prince Salman bin Abdel-Aziz, Saudi King's brother and Riyadh Governor, second left, carries with other princes the shrouded body of his brother Late Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud before performing special prayers at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Prince Sultan died abroad undergoing treatment for illness in New York. The death of the prince, who was in his 80's, opens questions about the succession in the critical, oil-rich U.S. ally.

- AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
Oct 25, 2011
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, center, covers his face with a medical mask as he prays with other royal family princes during the funeral of his brother Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Hundreds of men in flowing white robes and red-checkered head scarves have packed a mosque in the capital of Saudi Arabia for the state funeral of crown prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. Prince Sultan, who was next in line to rule, died in New York on Saturday at the age of 80 after an unspecified illness.

- AP/PTI
Oct 25, 2011
Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk shakes hands with Army chief Gen V. K. Singh during a meeting in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Kamal Singh
Oct 24, 2011
Bhutan's King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and his wife Queen Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, in New Delhi. MoS Communications and IT, Milind Deora is also seen in the picture.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Verma
Oct 24, 2011
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, talks to Bhutan's new Queen Jetsun Pema during a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/ Saurabh Das
Oct 24, 2011
Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck inspects a guard of honor during a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/ Saurabh Das
Oct 24, 2011
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk, center, his newly wed queen, Jetsun Pema, and President Pratibha Patil, right, pose for a photograph during a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/ Saurabh Das
Oct 24, 2011
Bhutan's King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk with his wife Queen Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck prepare to leave after paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Verma
Oct 23, 2011
King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Queen Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck on their arrival at IGI airport in New Delhi.

- PTI photo?Kamal Singh
Oct 22, 2011
File - In this Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 file photo, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdel Aziz arrives at the awards ceremony of the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud International Prize at King Fahd Cultural center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi TV said the kingdom's heir to the throne has died abroad after an illness. He was 85 years old.

- AP Photo/ Hassan Ammar, File
Oct 15, 2011
Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center, and Queen Jetsun Pema, center left, dance the traditional final dance with guests at the main stadium, including AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi (second right) and MoS Jyotiraditya Scindia (left) in Thimphu.

- PTI Photo
Oct 15, 2011
Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk kisses Queen Jetsun Pema during their wedding reception at the Chang Lime Thang Stadium at Thimpu in Bhutan.

- PTI Photo/ Swapan Mahapatra
Oct 15, 2011
Bhutan Royal family members clicking picture of AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi during wedding reception of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk and Queen Jetsun Pema at the Chang Lime Thang Stadium at Thimphu in Bhutan.

- PTI Photo/ Swapan Mahapatra
Oct 15, 2011
AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi with King of Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuck during Guard of Honour ceremony at Secretariat in Thimpu, Bhutan.

- PTI Photo/ Swapan Mahapatra
Oct 15, 2011
A dance troupe performs during wedding reception of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and Queen Jetsun Pema at the Chang Lime Thang Stadium at Thimphu in Bhutan.

- PTI Photo/ Swapan Mahapatra
Oct 13, 2011
King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, right, holds a young child as he greets locals with Queen Jetsun Pema during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan.

- AP Photo/ Kevin Frayer
Oct 13, 2011
King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, left and Queen Jetsun Pema pose after they were married at the Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan. The 31-year-old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series of ceremonies.

- AP Photo/ Kevin Frayer
Oct 13, 2011
Minister of State Jyotiraditya Scindia with wife Priyadarshini Raje after attending the royal wedding of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan.

- PTI Photo/ Swapan Mahapatra
Oct 13, 2011
King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, right, and Queen Jetsun Pema greet locals during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan.

- AP Photo/ Kevin Frayer
Oct 13, 2011
King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center, and Queen Jetsun Pema, center rear, greet locals during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan.

- AP Photo/ Kevin Frayer
Oct 12, 2011
A Bhutanese student carries a portrait of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, before hanging outside the Lungten Zanpa School, their alma mater in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan. The 31 year-old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom will wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies set for Thursday.

- AP Photo/ Kevin Frayer
Aug 19, 2011
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talk to local police as they visit Summerfield Community Center, Birmingham, England, which was a very badly affected by unrest that swept London and other major cities last week. Prince William and his wife Kate, visited a community center in the English city of Birmingham, where three men were killed in a hit-and-run during last week's violence. The couple spent 15 minutes speaking with families of the victims and greeted emergency workers and locals at the city's Summerfield Community Center.

- AP Photo/Geoff Pugh, Pool
Jul 27, 2011
Sree Utthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma

- B.M. Irshad
Jul 08, 2011
Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, arrives at the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

- AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette
Jul 07, 2011
Raja Ravi Varma portrait of a bejewelled Rani Bharani Thirunal Lakshmi Bayi (1848-1901)

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Jul 07, 2011
Rescue Operation Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has sent envoys to India to blow over the stink raised by RIL’s charge against Saudi firms

- T. Narayan
Jul 04, 2011
Prince William and wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, share a laugh at a ceremony at Province House in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island as part of their Royal Tour of Canada.

- AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty
Jun 27, 2011
Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at centre court prior to the start of play at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.

- AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth
Jun 15, 2011
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar calling on Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, in Stockholm.

- PTI Photo
Jun 14, 2011
Danish Crown Prince Frederik, left, plays a soccer game with Nobiru Elementary School children during his visit to Nobiru area of Higashimatsushima in Miyagi Prefecture. Frederik, currently on a three-day visit to Japan, became the first foreign royal figure to visit the northeastern Japan badly damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

- AP Photo/Koji Sasahara
May 20, 2011
Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck with Jetsun Pema, whom he is marrying later this year.

- PTI Photo
Apr 29, 2011
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge drive away from Buckingham Palace in a convertible after the Royal Wedding in London.

- AP Photo/Matt Dunham
Apr 29, 2011
Britain's Prince William drives his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, away from Buckingham Palace in a vintage Aston Martin Volante convertible after their wedding at London's Westminster Abbey.

- AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza
Apr 29, 2011
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge watch a fly past of military planes from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Royal Wedding in London.

- AP Photo/Matt Dunham
Apr 29, 2011
Britain's Prince William salutes, and his wife, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge bows her head, as they pass the Cenotaph, the memorial to Britain's war dead, following their marriage at Westminster Abbey in London.

- AP Photo/Sang Tan, Pool
Apr 29, 2011
Britain's Prince William, right, shakes hands with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, center, as her partner Tim Mathieson, left, looks on, at Buckingham Palace following his marriage to Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, at Westminster Abbey, London.

- AP Photo/Ian West, Pool
Apr 28, 2011
Traffic moves past a giant hoarding advertising the royal wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, in Mumbai.

- AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool
Apr 27, 2011
Coronation of twelve-year-old Padmanabh Singh, the grandson (also adopted son) of Sawai Bhawani Singh, being solemnised at a ceremony at City Palace in Jaipur.

- PTI Photo
Apr 21, 2011
A detail from the 'Instrument of Consent', which is the Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's historic formal consent to Prince William's forthcoming marriage to Kate Middleton, is seen at the Crown Office at the House of Lords in London. Under the Great Seal of the Realm, the Queen signed an elaborate notice of approval which proclaimed, in transcribed calligraphy, consent to the union of "Our Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales, K.G. and Our Trusty and Well-beloved Catherine Elizabeth Middleton".

- AP Photo/Clive Gee, pool
Apr 21, 2011
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, celebrating her 85th birthday, takes part in the traditional Royal Maundy Service at Westminster Abbey. According to Buckingham Palace, it was the first time the Queen's birthday had fallen on Maundy Thursday. Each Maundy money recipient- all retired pensioners invited in recognition of their service to the church and the community- will receive two purses- one red and one white- in the centuries-old tradition. The red purse contains a 5 pound ( US$ 8.15: euro 5.6) coin commemorating the Duke of Edinburgh's 90th birthday in June, and a 50p (US$ 0.82: euro 0.57) coin marking the 2012 London Olympic Games. The white purse holds uniquely minted Maundy Money of silver one, two, three and four penny pieces, the sum of which equals the Queen's age.

- AP Photo/Arthur Edwards, pool
Apr 19, 2011
A poster depicting Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton, with a headline in French reading, "Do the British still want a king?" is seen at a newsstand located on the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, southern France. Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry on April 29.

- AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau
Apr 18, 2011
The funeral procession of Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh, the last Maharaja of Jaipur, moves past the Hawa Mahal monument in Jaipur. Singh, 79, died on Saturday in a New Delhi hospital where he was being treated for high blood pressure and a lung infection.

- AP Photo
Apr 17, 2011
Bhawani Singh, 79, Former maharaja of Jaipur

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Apr 14, 2011
Japanese Emperor Akihito, left, and Empress Michiko, kneel down and smile at people at an evacuation shelter in Asahi City in Chiba Prefecture, about 86 kilometers (54 miles) east of Tokyo, during their first trip to the disaster zone since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The imperial couple visited two evacuation shelters in the city near the Pacific coast.

- AP/PTI
Apr 11, 2011
Kate Middleton reacts to the crowd at Witton County Park, Darwen, England. Prince William and fiancee Kate Middleton visited northwest England to support local youth charities - the last trip in their pre-wedding tour of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

- AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool
Apr 11, 2011
Britain's Prince William accompanied by his fiancee Kate Middleton, arrives at Witton Country Park, Darwen, England. Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry on April 29.

- AP Photo/Tim Hales
Apr 01, 2011
Impersonators Simon Watkinson as Prince William, centre left, and Jodie Bredo as Kate Middleton, centre right, walk through the streets of London in wedding attire to promote photographer Alison Jackson's new book 'Kate and Wills Up The Aisle'. Jackson became well known in 1999 with her look alike photographs of celebrities in compromising positions.

- AP/PTI
Apr 01, 2011
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, unseen, arrive at a windy RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales, to visit their grandson Prince William at the base. They saw William for the first time in his working environment as he gave them a personal tour of an RAF search and rescue helicopter at the base.

- AP/PTI
Mar 09, 2011
Prince William and Kate Middleton leave City Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during their surprise visit to Northern Ireland. Middleton's appearance and comments during the visit sparked some concerns about whether the princess-in-waiting is losing too much weight in advance of the April 29 royal wedding. In front-page newspaper photographs, Middleton appears to be in good health if a bit slimmer than usual, but many in the crowds who met her in Northern Ireland the day before were concerned that she looked a bit gaunt.

- AP/PTI
Mar 07, 2011
In this image made available by The Middleton Family, Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton pose together following their graduation from St. Andrews University, Scotland, on June 23, 2005. Five images from the Middleton family album have been made available, as the couple move towards their wedding which is scheduled to take place on April 29, at London's Westminster Abbey.

- AP/PTI
Jan 26, 2011
A man prays in front of a former royal palace which was destroyed during the civil war, in Kabul, Afghanistan

- AP
Jan 18, 2011
Memorabilia for the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton are displayed in a shop in London. The couple are due to get married on April 29.

- AP Photo/Matt Dunham
Jan 05, 2011
Easy run The Scindias of Gwalior after an election win

Besides wealth, royals in politics have the advantage of having been rulers. The late Madhavrao Scindia (in black jacket) used it. Now his son Jyotiraditya (left) has a double edge.

- Gauri Gill

Dec 21, 2010
In this Wednesday Nov. 28, 2007 file photo, Zara Phillips, left, granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and British rugby player Mike Tindall, pose together outside Buckingham Palace in London,, after Phillips had received an MBE from her grandmother. Buckingham Palace announced the couple's engagement, saying that 29-year-old Phillips, who is 12th in line to the throne, had accepted a proposal from Tindall. Phillips is the daughter of Princess Anne and her ex husband Capt. Mark Phillips, and the queen's eldest granddaughter.

- AP/PTI
Dec 10, 2010
Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, react as their car is attacked by angry protesters in London. An Associated Press photographer saw demonstrators kick the car in Regent Street, in the heart of London's shopping district. The car then sped off. Charles' office, Clarence House, confirmed that their royal highness' car was attacked by protesters on the way to their engagement at the London Palladium this evening, but their royal highness' are unharmed.

- AP/PTI
Dec 10, 2010
Peruvian Nobel literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa, left, receives the Nobel Prize in Literature from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, right, at the Concert Hall in Stockholm.

- AP Photo/Scanpix Sweden/Henrik Montgomery
Dec 10, 2010
The Swedish royal family, front from left, Queen Silvia, Prince Carl Philip, King Carl XVI Gustaf, Prince Daniel and Crown Princess Victoria, listen to Magnus Storch, Chairman of the Nobel Foundation, speak on the rostrum during the Nobel prize giving ceremony at the Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden.

- AP Photo/Scanpix Sweden/Leif R Jansson
Dec 08, 2010
Saviour and the saved Jam Saheb Digvijaysinhji in Balachadi with Polish child actors of the play Cinderella. Also seen is Fr Pluta (in uniform), the commandant of the camp.

- Photo Courtesy: Sainik School, Jamnagar
Dec 08, 2010
Harshad Kumari, daughter of the Jam Saheb of Nawanagar

- Apoorva Salkade
Dec 05, 2010
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej waves to his wellwishers as he returns to Siriraj hospital after attending a ceremony to celebrate his birthday in Bangkok, Thailand. King Bhumibol, the world's longest reigning monarch, turned 83 on Sunday.

- AP/PTI
Nov 24, 2010
Royal Gold

The wedding of Gaj Singh’s son Shivraj to Gayatri Kumari, the princess of Askot, had royal razzmatazz and opulence written all over. Eight hundred guests, 14 chartered flights and a traditional ceremony. The groom was seen in the same Rolls his father was driven in for his baarat 37 years ago.

- PTI

Nov 23, 2010
Mugs commemorating the forthcoming marriage of Britain's Prince William to Kate Middleton, are stacked at the Prince William Pottery Company in Liverpool, England. Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry on April 29, 2011 in Westminster Abbey, the historic London church where Princess Diana's funeral was held.

- AP Photo/Tim Hales
Nov 19, 2010
Wedding rituals of the titular Prince of Jodhpur, Yuvraj Shivraj Singh and Gayatri Kumari, Princess of Askot, in Jaipur on Thursday night.

- PTI Photo
Nov 18, 2010
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets the public as she leaves Sheffield Cathedral in Sheffield, England where she watch a rehearsal of the Sing! project before meeting the children and parents. Westminster Abbey looks like the most likely venue for Britain's royal wedding, after Kate Middleton was photographed emerging from the central London landmark. William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, married in 1,000-year-Westminster Abbey in 1947, and Diana's funeral was held there in 1997.

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Nov 16, 2010
Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton pose for the media at St. James's Palace in London after they announced their engagement. The couple are to wed in 2011.

- AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
Jan 20, 2010
Prince William interacts with members of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment during his unofficial visit to Sydney.

- AP Photo/Rick Stevens, Pool
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Nov 19, 2010
Wedding rituals of the titular Prince of Jodhpur, Yuvraj Shivraj Singh and Gayatri Kumari, Princess of Askot, in Jaipur on Thursday night.

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