2011: royal year in review

So much happened in the world of royalty in 2011 that I can’t do it all justice in a single blog post, but here are some of the highlights of this important and eventful royal year:

January
Princess Mary of Denmark gives birth to twins
Passing away of Iran’s Prince Alireza Pahlavi

February
Mass march in Bahrain (Sorry, this link has expired)
Saudi king returns home to reshaped Mideast (link expired)

March
Emperor makes unprecedented address to nation
Protest at pay freeze while Swazi king celebrates

April
Prince Harry: Arctic trek a real treat (video)
The wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

May
Memorial for reburied queen of S. Africa’s Zulus
Queen Elizabeth wraps up Ireland visit hailed as a success (link expired)

June
Swedish king flatly denies improprieties, scandal grows (link expired)
Morocco’s King Mohammed announces constitutional reforms (video)

July
Monaco’s Prince Albert marries Charlene Wittstock
UK queen’s granddaughter Zara weds in Scotland (link expired)

August
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden pregnant: royal court
Jordan king unveils constitutional reform proposals (link expired)

September
Tonga king has cancerous kidney removed in LA
Team chiefs defend Tindall’s ‘evening out’ (link expired)

October
Bhutan celebrates royal wedding (video)
Saudi king names interior minister as crown prince (video)
It’s a girl! British royal succession rules to change (link expired)

November
Swaziland denies Queen Dube evicted from royal palace
Albanian crown prince Leka dies aged 72 (link expired)

December
Spanish royal family hit by fraud scandal
New Malaysian king urges national unity (link expired)

For all the royal news in 2012, visit Royalty.nu.

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