Monarchy downgrade in Nepal: Life off of the throne

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Nepalese government declared its country a republic Wednesday, abolishing its once revered monarchy. The Takeaway looks at what could happen to the royals as they join the common folk.
The Maoists, who won last month's elections, say that the monarchs will have an "honorable exit" despite the prompt removal of references to the king in the national anthem and the lowering of the family flag at the royal palace in central Katmandu. The royal family, consisting of the king, the queen, the queen mother, the crown prince and his wife and children, has been asked to move from the palace to private residences by mid-June.

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