After years of declining power and popularity, Nepal's monarchy came to an official end in May 2008 when the country became a republic. Naturally, there was a great deal of news coverage surrounding the monarchy's final years, including these memorable stories:
Blame the Bottle
Lack of breast-feeding caused Nepal royal family's downfall?
Speaking of Bottles…
Nepal's crown prince reportedly surprised the local media by not hitting the bottle — or anything else — at his birthday party.
Royal Sweet Tooth Revealed
Nepal's government spent 1.7 million rupees each year (approximately €30,055 euros or $40,875 US dollars) to keep the royal palace supplied with honey. (Sorry, this link has expired)
Blame the Secret Room
Did Tutankhamen-like curse claim Nepal's royal family? (link expired)
Maybe You Ate Too Much Royal Honey
"If your stomach hurts, is it the king's fault?" (link expired)