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11 Apr
Hamzah bin Hussein was the favored son of Jordan's late king. He was twice refused the throne by his brother Abdullah II, who took the crown. Now, Prince Hamzah will "place myself in the hands of His Majesty the King."
13 Mar 2020
Here are Nine influential monarchs deposed in Nigeria. The reasons for their dethronement are being at loggerheads with the power that be, particularly the government which often leads to official pronouncements of dethronement, self-exiled to avoid abduction or sometimes removal by court injunctions that eventually order the king to vacate the throne.
2 Dec 2019
Visitors of Moscow's Art Residence sit on wads of cash at a new art installation - a throne stuffed with a million dollars.
6 Feb 2017
Queen Elizabeth, the world's longest-reigning living monarch, celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee on Monday (February 6) as Britain commemorated 65 years since she ascended the throne.

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