Former crown princess distributes food in Nepal

On October 1, Crown Princess Himani of Nepal celebrated her birthday by distributing food and paying her respects to senior citizens in government-run elders' homes in Kathmandu. Princess Himani is the wife of Crown Prince Paras, the son of Nepal's former monarch, King Gyanendra. The monarchy was officially abolished in 2008. (Sorry, the photo that accompanied this post has expired.)

Royal follies #3 – Nepal edition

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:

June 2006
Blame the Bottle
Lack of breast-feeding caused Nepal royal family's downfall?

January 2007
Speaking of Bottles…
Nepal's crown prince reportedly surprised the local media by not hitting the bottle — or anything else — at his birthday party.

April 2007
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)

August 2007
Blame the Secret Room
Did Tutankhamen-like curse claim Nepal's royal family? (link expired)

January 2008
Maybe You Ate Too Much Royal Honey
"If your stomach hurts, is it the king's fault?" (link expired)

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