The coronation of King Charles shows how the British monarchy often attracts the most attention. But there are wealthier, more powerful monarchies around the world.
Monarchies might seem like relics of the past, but with 29 monarchs around the world today, they remain part of our modern world. Read on for fascinating stories from across the globe, from the world’s oldest monarchy in Japan to Africa’s last absolute monarchy in Eswatini.
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Japan will maintain tradition in the imperial household even if it means the end of the monarchy.
A crisis simmers in Southern Africa as the landlocked country formerly known as Swaziland cracks down on pro-democracy demonstrations.
Arab monarchs may find that their usual containment strategies will prove less effective as populations and opposition movements transform, and that the time has come for them to adapt their behavior.
Spain got rid of its royal family 90 years ago and then brought it back. Was that a mistake?