Crowns, jewels and regalia have long been associated with royalty the world over. Photo: AP

Explained: Royalty in Asia

  • Monarchic rule was once the most common form of government across much of Asia, but today only a handful of royal families remain
Topic |   Royalty

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Crowns, jewels and regalia have long been associated with royalty the world over. Photo: AP
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Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah marks his golden jubilee. Photo: AFP

Comeback kings: the Instagram royals who reinvented Asia’s monarchies

  • Ignore abdications in Malaysia and Japan and forget the turmoil in Thailand
  • A new breed of monarch is breathing new life into the region’s long love affair with its royals – and it’s not afraid of letting social media know about it
Topic |   Social media

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Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah marks his golden jubilee. Photo: AFP
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