We plebeians have a never-ending fascination with royalty – be it with Queen Elizabeth or the Thai king’s personal affairs – and this year has been an eventful time for both Western and Eastern royals alike. Here, we chart the significant milestones, announcements and news from 2019. The Thai king’s ex-wife in exile: Sujarinee Vivacharawongse’s life and legacy Meet the 21-year-old Indian ‘king’ renting out his palace on Airbnb Why aren’t Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton neighbours any more? How Japan’s Empress Masako came out of the shadows The world’s 21 richest royals revealed Is Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn a modern-day Henry VIII? 5 things to know about the Thai king’s former royal consort Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .