News Archive February 2008

February 29, 2008. ABC's 20/20 will present a special look at the British Monarchy.
ABC News article
Liechtenstein's Hereditary Prince Alois has no intention of yielding to German pressure on financial privacy.
The Globe and Mail article
Prince Harry hopes to return to the front as soon as possible.
Telegraph articles
Prince Harry is to be withdrawn from Afghanistan after news of his secret deployment leaked out.
BBC News article
Times articles
New York Times article
Telegraph articles
More on Prince Harry in Afghanistan:
Telegraph articles
New York Times article

February 28, 2008. Britain's Ministry of Defence confirmed that Prince Harry has been fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan.
BBC News articles and pictures
CNN article

February 22, 2008. Liechtenstein's heir is not amused by German tax accusations.
BBC News article
Politicians in the Channel Island of Sark, abandoning 450 years of tradition, agreed to end a feudal system established by Queen Elizabeth I in order to comply with EU democratic ideology.
BBC News article

February 20, 2008. Dutch royal niece Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma announced her engagement to Tjalling Ten Cate, with whom she is expecting a child.
Hello! article

February 18, 2008. A mutilated body found in an abbey graveyard has been identified as that of King Edward II's lover Sir Hugh Despenser the Younger.
Telegraph article

February 17, 2008. Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, is ready to be King of Portugal.
San Francisco Chronicle article

February 14, 2008. Labour accused UKIP leader Nigel Farage of "anti-Royalism" for refusing to take part in a standing ovation for Prince Charles.
BBC News article
The Grand Steward of Japan's Imperial Household Agency publicly urged Crown Prince Naruhito to visit his parents more often.
BBC News article

February 9, 2008. Nearly half of Nepalese (more than wish to abolish it) want to keep the monarchy.
Angus Reid article

February 7, 2008. Labour turned down the Queen's requests for palace maintenance funds.
Daily Mail article
King Gyanendra protested the politicians' decision to abolish Nepal's monarchy.
BBC News article

February 6, 2008. Royalists in Nepal met to try to work out a strategy to save the monarchy.
Asia News article
British politicians were reportedly angered by Prince Andrew's comments on American policy.
Telegraph article

February 5, 2008. The Duke of York expressed regret that the Bush administration ignored British advice regarding Iraq.
BBC News article
Telegraph article
International Herald Tribune interview
Swedish scientists hope to investigate the 1718 death of King Carl XII.
BBC News article
The Japanese media are increasingly unsympathetic to Crown Princess Masako.
Ottawa Citizen article

February 2, 2008. Prince George Bagration of Mukhrani (1944-2008)
Times obituary

February 1, 2008. The experience of a Baptist woman in Florida may edge the last Habsburg emperor closer to sainthood.
Orlando Sentinel article

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