On July 22, the former king of Nepal, Gyanendra Shah (shown at the center of all photos below), offered prayers in Kathmandu for the country's earthquake victims. Nepal's monarchy was officially abolished in 2008. It was the world's last Hindu monarchy.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge signed a book of condolence for earthquake victims at the embassy of Nepal in London on May 1, 2015. (Photos by Kensington Palace via Getty Images)
Here's some info on how you can help victims of the Nepal earthquake.
Nepal's former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala, who led protests against former king Gyanendra, has died.
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.)
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)