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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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<b>All he surveys</b> King George V at the Delhi Durbar, 1911 Latest photos from the private archival home videos showing a young Queen Elizabeth II seemingly performing a Nazi salute in 1933 have gone viral on the internet. From right, Britain’s Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge,  Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge All England Lawn Tennis Club Chairman Philip Brook applaud after Andy Murray of Britain wins the quarterfinal singles match against Vasek Pospisil of Canada, on Centre Court, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. <B>Charlotte’s Baby Web</b>
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When Britain's royal family has a new member, the West turns royalist. Welcome Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, sister to little prince Georgie (in red shorts), daughter to the duke and duchess of Cambridge, granddaughter to Prince Char­les, and great-­gra­nd­daughter to the Queen. Here she is, admired by all of them, swaddled in Mum's arms, at her christening in Sandringham, England. A handout image released by Kensington Palace shows Britain's Prince William, and Kate Duchess of Cambridge as they hold their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte in the grounds of Sandingham House in England after the christening of the princess. A handout image released by Kensington Palace shows Britain's Prince William, seated left, Kate Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince George, seated 2nd left, and Princess Charlotte, at Sandringham House England  after the  christening.  They are pictured in the Drawing Room of Sandringham House with Queen Elizabeth II, seated right, and standing, from left, Michael Middleton, Pippa Middleton, James Middleton, Carole Middleton,  Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Philip. Britain's Princess Charlotte is pushed in a pram after her christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England. Britain's Prince George gets up on tiptoes to peek into the pram of Princess Charlotte flanked by his parents Prince William and Kate the Duchess of Cambridge as they leave after Charlotte's Christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meets Princess of Thailand, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in Bangkok German President Joachim Gauck (front), points toward the Reichstag building during a boat tour with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (right), on the river Spree at the Reichstag building in Germany's capital Berlin. Left is Gauck's partner Daniela Schadt. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip are on an official visit to Germany. The Lord Mayor of London Alan Yarrow, right, and the Sword Bearer of London James North wait to greet members of the British royal family arriving to attend a service to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.  Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, arrive to attend a commemoration service for the Battle of Waterloo, at St Paul's Cathedral in London. Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, arrive to attend a commemoration service for the Battle of Waterloo, at St Paul's Cathedral in London. Charles, Prince of Wales unveils a monument dedicated to the Battle of Waterloo during the ceremonial opening of the Hougoumont Farm in Braine-l'Alleud, near Waterloo, Belgium. Hougoumont Farm played a critical role in the outcome of the Battle of Waterloo. Queen Elizabeth II processes to the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. Swedish Prince Carl Philip, right and his fiancee Sofia Hellqvist pose for photographers, standing by M/S Stockholm, in Stockholm, for a pre-wedding party, ahead of their nuptials. Britain's Prince William holds his son Prince George, with Queen Elizabeth II (right) Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales during the Trooping The Colour parade at Buckingham Palace, in London. Hundreds of soldiers in ceremonial dress have marched in London in the annual Trooping the Color parade to mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The Trooping the Color tradition originates from preparations for battle, when flags were carried or trooped down the rank for soldiers to see. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II receives a bouquet of flowers from Swechya Joshi, the daughter of a serving Gurkha, after a pageant to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Crown in London. From right, Britain's Prince Harry, Elton John, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett pose backstage for photographs after Bennett and Lady Gaga's performance as part of the Cheek to Cheek Tour at the Royal Albert Hall in London. This image made available by Kensington Palace Saturday, June 6, 2015, taken by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, at Anmer Hall, eastern England in mid-May 2015 shows Britain's Princess Charlotte, right, being held by her brother, 2-year-old, Prince George. Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar during his Coronation Ceremony in Mysore. Coronation Ceremony in Mysore. Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar during his Coronation Ceremony in Mysore. Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar during his Coronation Ceremony in Mysore. Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar during his Coronation Ceremony in Mysore. Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar during his Coronation Ceremony in Mysore. Former Prime Minister H D Devegowda wishing Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar during Coronation Ceremony. Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar during his Coronation Ceremony in Mysore. President, Pranab Mukherjee with King Carl XVI Gustaf , Queen Silvia, Prince Daniel, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist, at the royal palace in Stockholm, Sweden. Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar arrivers at his Coronation Ceremony, in Mysore. The illuminated Amba Vilas Palace, in Mysore. Trishika Kumari Singh, Fiancee of Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, during the coronation ceremony, in Mysore. Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar during his Coronation Ceremony in Mysore. Photo of the Royal Emblem Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko enjoy watching a demonstration of the Japanese traditional horsemanship dakyu, the ancient Japanese lacrosse on horseback, while holding a kyujo, a racket for dakyu, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar during his Coronation Ceremony in Mysore. Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar during his Coronation Ceremony in Mysore. Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar during his Coronation Ceremony in Mysore. Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar during his Coronation Ceremony in Mysore. Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar during his Coronation Ceremony in Mysore. Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar during his Coronation Ceremony in Mysore. Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at a ritual in Mysore, a day ahead of his Coronation Ceremony. Britain's Queen Elizabeth, centre left, visits  the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show 2015 in London. Britain's Prince Harry, left, talks with Australian war veteran Daphne Dunne during a visit to the Sydney Opera House in Sydney. Hundreds of cheering Australians crowded around Sydney's Opera House to bid adieu to Britain's Prince Harry as he wrapped up a month-long embedment with the Australian army. Tower Bridge is lit up to celebrate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's newborn baby, in London, UK. Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn baby princess, wave to the public as they leave St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing in London. Kate, Duchess of Cambridge holds her newborn baby princess, as she poses for the media on the steps of The Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, London. File: From left, photos of Saudi King Salman, Crown Prince Muqrin and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef are displayed on a shop door at the al Aqeeliya market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's King Salman removed his half-brother from the post of crown prince and named his nephew, the country's Interior Minister, in his place. The post of crown prince secures Prince Mohammed bin Nayef as the most likely successor to King Salman. <b>On the run</b> Vikramaditya Singh, who ran over a teacher with his SUV and fled Maharaja Ganga Singh Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko say goodbye to Crown Prince Naruhito and wellwishers as they leave for Republic of Palau at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. Prince Karim Aga Khan calling on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in New Delhi. Britain's Prince Charles and wife Camilla Parker Bowles launched the 'Travels to My Elephant' auto rickshaw race fundraiser event to save the Indian elephant at their Clarence House palace in London. Ladies from the Rajput noble houses or Thakurains from Rajasthan Thikanas. Here, the ladies wait for the 'Baraat' - the groom's wedding procession to arrive. Chiffon, gold and Bai'sa bling. (Bai’sa is a term for ladies of nobility in Rajasthan) Thakur gents from the Kanota side lined up, leheriya headgear, cummerbunds, swords and all. Heavy metal, Rajput style.
Light-hearted jibes abound of the generous helping of testosterone the Thakurs are born with. But these veteran Rajput war horses clearly weren’t awarded medals for small talk. Salut. In the meanwhile, a Rajput lad gears up with a beautiful leheriya safa as a senior looks on. Leheriya and pachranga headgear rules.
The whole nine metres crowning some very proud heads - Paags, Safa Mewadi...beautiful. Man Singh Rathore. Padmini's father. Collected, regal and very much the man of the House of Kanota. The groom Karni Singh Sodha, astride an elephant, then a horse, then chaperoned by a retinue of bearers. Quite a train from Pakistan. The younger lot. Nice to see them take pride in dressing up in traditional Rajput attire, quite literally to the hilt. Groom's ushers, retinue and personal escort in pinks, flaming reds and orange, holding silver staffs. The bride – Kumari Padmini of Kanota <b>Three Is A Bunch</B>
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First, there was the royal India-Pakistan wedding at Jaipur between Kunwar Singh Sodha of the Amarkot royal family in Pakistan and Padmini Singh Rathore of the Kanota royals. <b>Boy Who Would Be King</b>
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Meanwhile, north or south, royalty marches on. Mysore is to get a new king. Yaduveer (22, a student in Boston), grandson of Gayathri Devi, daughter of Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, was renamed and formally adopted as heir to the Wodeyar dynasty. Britain's Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall  pose with lion dancers, during an official visit to Chinatown to mark Chinese New Year, in Chinatown, in London. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets British actor Matt Lucas during a reception at Buckingham Palace in central London for Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, 2nd right, meets Indian child rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, at the British Asian Trust dinner in London. Prince Charles was joined by more than 300 guests including international sports stars and celebrities at the dinner to support the British Asian Trust's work in empowering disadvantaged people in South Asia, and helping to transform their lives. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama participate in a delegation receiving line with new Saudi Arabian King, Salman bin Abdul Aziz, fifth left, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The president and first lady have come to expresses their condolences on the death of the late Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. Mourners carry the body of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia outside the Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. File: King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, waves to members of the Saudi Shura consultative council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi state TV reported King Abdullah died at the age of 90. File: Crown Prince Salman gestures during a session at the Shura Council. Saudi state TV reported King Abdullah died at the age of 90. Saudi Arabia's new king, Salman, is a veteran of the country's top leadership. Princess Stephanie of Monaco poses with an elephant during the presentation of the 39th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco. The Circus Festival takes place from Jan. 15  to Jan 25. For those who came in late: The Queen Just Photobombed A Selfie At The Commonwealth Games Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, visit the National Sept.11 Memorial and Museum, in New York. Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, watch the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers, in New York. President Pranab Mukherjee being welcomed by the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and the Bhutan Queen, Her Majesty Jetsun Pema Wangchuck on his arrival at Paro International Airport, Bhutan. President, Pranab Mukherjee receiving the Guard of Honour, at the ceremonial reception, at Tashichhodzong Palace, in Thimphu, Bhutan. Children rights activist Malala Yousafzai, right, receives the World's Children's Prize from Swedish Queen Silvia, left, at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, Sweden. Britains Queen Elizabeth II sends the first royal tweet under her own name to declare the opening of the new Information Age Galleries at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London. Normally a plaque is unveiled to herald the launch of a new project, but after touring the attraction dedicated to the history of communication and information the Queen touched a tablet screen to send her message to the world. President of Singapore Tony Tan and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II make a toast during a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in London. Singapore's President Tony Tan began the first full day of engagements in the first state visit by a Singaporean president to Britain. President Pranab Mukherjee with Queen Sonja, King Harald V, and HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit, attending a state banquet at Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway. U.S actress Angelina Jolie, right, is presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London. Jolie received an honorary damehood (DCMG) for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence. U.S actress Angelina Jolie, right, is presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London. Jolie received an honorary damehood (DCMG) for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence. Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck with Queen Jetsun Pema during a visit to Sarnath near Varanasi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during the unveiling of a statue of Maharaja Agrasen in New Delhi President Barack Obama, accompanied by Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, right, and US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, meets with the representatives of Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates and Iraq, in New York. Obama met with the five Arab nations who participated in strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria. On the far left is King Abdullah II of Jordan. <b>Inside Ratu Fort</b> The royal palace of Chintamani Sharan Nath Shahdeo Britain's Prince Harry gets out of a car at the driving Challenge, the first event in the Invictus Games, in Gaydon, England. Duke of Cambridge Prince William, center, Kate the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry visit a ceramic poppy art installation by ceramic artist Paul Cummins entitled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' for its official unveiling in the dry moat of the Tower of London in London. Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, centre, walks with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, as they view the Tower of London's 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' poppy installation, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, in London. Their visit to the work in progress installation, which currently consists of approximately 120,000 ceramic poppies and will finish with 888,246 poppies, was held to mark the centenary of World War I. The final ceramic poppy will be placed on Armistice Day on November 11, with each poppy representing a British and Commonwealth military fatality from World War I.  <b>Win-win?</b> Sanjay and Ameeta Singh The deprived lot Garima (seated) with Anant, his wife, Mahima, Shaivya Photo of the day.... A Royal photo bomb by Prince Harry with Titch (Sir Gordon) and Gary Hermansson at the Swimming venue tonight. Thanks to Bev Hari for taking the pic...fun times supporting our athletes at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games!' So wrote Sport Manawatu chief executive Trevor Shailor, who shared the photo on Facebook. Britain's Prince Harry, right, meets with Usain Bolt during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village in Glasgow, Scotland. Britain's Kate Duchess of Cambridge, right, and Prince William, left, react as they watch the women's field hockey match between Wales and Scotland, during the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, at the National Hockey Centre, in Glasgow, Scotland. Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!! #royalty #sheevensmiled #amazing #Glasgow2014 @Hockeyroos @AusComGames So wrote Jayde Taylor (@_JaydeTaylor) on Twitter as a selfie that the members of the Australian hockey team were posing for was photobombed by a grinning Queen This photo taken Wednesday, July 2, 2014, and released Monday, July 21, 2014, to mark Prince George's first birthday. Britain's Prince Charles speaks with Prince William, as William scuba dives with British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) members at a swimming pool in central London. In May 2014 Prince William recently succeeded Prince Charles by becoming President of BSAC. Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, centre, and Prince Harry, right, watch riders approaching the finish line of Stage 1 of the Tour De France in Harrogate, England. The Tour de France started for the first time in its history in Yorkshire this weekend. The event is expected to bring thousands of cycling fans to the region. Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, speaks with a cyclist, before officially starting the Tour de France at Harewood House near Leeds, England. The 198 competitors in the 101st Tour de France will start their grueling three-week ride through four countries before ending the world's greatest cycling race in Paris on July 27. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan before a press conference at the RBI Headquarters in Mumbai. Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge at the men's singles quarterfinal match between Andy Murray of Britain and Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon. The wax figures of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge at Madame Tussauds. From left, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, Belgium's King Philippe and Belgium's Queen Mathilde watch the group H World Cup soccer match between Belgium and Russia at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Spain's Queen Sofia, left sits with King Juan Carlos, 2nd left, Spanish Crown Prince Felipe, 3rd left and Princess Letizia before signing an abdication law during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain. Spain’s Juan Carlos formally ratified the law, signing a legislation setting out the legal framework for the handover so his 46-year-old son can be proclaimed King Felipe VI at a ceremony in Parliament on Thursday. The 76-year-old monarch says he wants to step aside after a four-decade reign so that younger royal blood can rally a country beset by economic problems, including an unemployment rate of 25 percent. Spain's King Felipe VI, right, is sworn in as the new Spanish King during ceremony at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain. Felipe's father Juan Carlos, who reigned during four decades, stepped down after signing an abdication law Wednesday so that younger royal blood can rally a country beset by economic problems, including an unemployment rate of 25 percent. Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI and his wife Spain's Queen Letizia wave to the crowd on a balcony of the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain. Felipe is being formally proclaimed monarch Thursday after 76-year-old King Juan Carlos abdicated so that younger royal blood can rally a country beset by economic problems, including an unemployment rate of 25 percent. Felipe  swore an oath at a ceremony with lawmakers in Parliament in front of Spain's 18th-century crown and 17th-century scepter. Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI, top center, accompanied by his wife Queen Letizia, top right, Princess Sofia, bottom right, Princess Leonor, and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, top second left, waves as they arrive at the Parliament in Madrid, Spain. Felipe is being formally proclaimed monarch Thursday after 76-year-old King Juan Carlos abdicated. Felipe was to swear an oath at a ceremony with lawmakers in Parliament in front of Spain's 18th-century crown and 17th-century scepter. Spain's King Felipe VI, fourth from left, swears-in his charge during a ceremony at the Spanish Parliament. Felipe is being formally proclaimed monarch Thursday after 76-year-old King Juan Carlos abdicated so that younger royal blood can rally a country beset by economic problems, including an unemployment rate of 25 percent. Felipe was to swear an oath at a ceremony with lawmakers in Parliament in front of Spain's 18th-century crown and 17th-century scepter. Spanish King Juan Carlos embraces Spanish Crown Prince Felipe after signing an abdication law during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain. Spain’s Juan Carlos formally ratified the law, signing a legislation setting out the legal framework for the handover so his 46-year-old son can be proclaimed King Felipe VI at a ceremony in Parliament on Thursday. The 76-year-old monarch says he wants to step aside after a four-decade reign so that younger royal blood can rally a country beset by economic problems, including an unemployment rate of 25 percent. Prime Minister Narendra Modi with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema at a reception at the Royal Palace in Thimphu, Bhutan. Spanish newspapers on display in a shop announcing the abdication of King Juan Carlos, in Pamplona, northern Spain. King Carlos, who led Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy but faced damaging scandals amid the nation's financial meltdown, announced that he will abdicate in favour of his more popular son, Prince Felipe. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the Thai exhibit during a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show in London. 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 luncheon 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.