Sultan Muhammad V, the 15th king of Malaysia, offers prayers during the king's welcoming ceremony at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur on December 13, 2016. Photo: Mohd Rasfan / AFP

Sultan Muhammad V, Malaysia’s first king to abdicate since Independence, and 4 more monarchs who hung up the old crown and sceptre

From Sultan Muhammad V to Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, here’s a look at kings and queens from around the world who abdicated for various reasons

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Sultan Muhammad V, the 15th king of Malaysia, offers prayers during the king's welcoming ceremony at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur on December 13, 2016. Photo: Mohd Rasfan / AFP
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