King Juan Carlos I of Spain is to abdicate the throne.
Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium became the new monarch on Sunday (21Jul13) after his father King Albert Ii stepped down as the head of state.
King Albert Ii of Belgium is to abdicate on the country's national day (21Jul13).
Dutch royal Crown Prince Willem-Alexander became the nation's first male monarch in more than a century on Tuesday (30Apr13) after his mother Queen Beatrix stepped down as the head of state.
Madonna's fascination with the abdication of British monarch King Edward Viii prompted her to re-evaluate her relationship with director Guy Ritchie after realising there were "cracks in the veneer" of their marriage.
Colin Firth knew nothing about the life of King George Vi before playing the royal in The King's Speech - because he's always despised the British Establishment.
British actor Colin Firth felt a huge "responsibility" playing British monarch George Vi in new movie The King's Speech - because he was "constantly" worried about the reaction of the late King's daughter, current ruler Queen Elizabeth II.
Actor Colin Firth is set for the royal treatment after signing up to play King George Vi in a new movie.
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