Nepal’s King Birendra and his wife Queen Aishwarya were killed in 2001 by the crown prince, who was believed to be drunk. Photo: AFP

Royal mess: From a palace murder to a purged princess, Asia’s aristocrats have been rocked by scandal

  • Like their counterparts in the West, the gilded lives of Asian aristocrats have also been beset by tragedy, besmirched by scandals and punctuated by periods of socio-political tension
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Nepal’s King Birendra and his wife Queen Aishwarya were killed in 2001 by the crown prince, who was believed to be drunk. Photo: AFP
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