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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 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.