The people of Nepal have abolished their monarchy, what about the rest of the world ?
There are different versions of ruling monarchies in countries as diverse as Thailand (where there are fears of a coup after a government minister was accused of insulting the King), Saudi Arabia (where the King is calling for more dialogue between the faiths), Morocco , and Swaziland (where the King is on a state visit to the Phillipines).
There are of course, many other countries ruled by Kings, Queens, Sultans, Princes and Princesses and in many of these places, the monarch is popular, revered and even, loved. Their rulers are seen as a connnection with the past, offering stability in an unstable world.
In others, they are seen as the enemies of democracy and reform and the friends of corruption and repression.
In parts of Europe, the arguments for a governing monarch were lost long ago, and the arguments for keeping them are mainly economic.
Do monarchies have any place in governing “their” people in the 21st century ?