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A royal family is the extended family of a monarch. Generally, the head of a royal family is a king or queen regnant. The phrase "imperial family" more appropriately describes the extended family of an emperor or empress regnant, while the phrases "ducal family", "grand ducal family" or "princely family" are more appropriate in reference to the relatives of a reigning duke, grand duke, or prince. It is also considered proper in some circles to refer to the extended relations of a deposed monarch and his or her descendants as a royal family.

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Elizabeth II at NASA, 2007
The monarchy of the United Kingdom is a system of government in which a hereditary monarch is the sovereign of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories. The terms British monarch and British monarchy may mean different things in different contexts beyond the United Kingdom. The present monarch is Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned since 6 February 1952. The heir apparent is her eldest son, Charles, Prince of Wales and Duke of Rothesay. They and the Queen's husband and consort, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, undertake various public duties in accordance with their positions. Elizabeth II is Head of the Commonwealth and also reigns as head of state of 15 other Commonwealth countries. This developed from the former colonial relationship of these countries to Britain, but they are now independent and the monarchy of each is legally distinct.

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Christian IX of Denmark
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Christian IX of Denmark, the "Father in Law" of Europe.

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The mummified head of Egyptian pharoah King Ahmose I
Ahmose I (mummified head pictured) was a pharaoh of ancient Egypt and the founder of the Eighteenth dynasty. He was a member of the Theban royal house, the son of King Tao II Seqenenre, and brother of the last King of the Seventeenth dynasty, King Kamose. Ahmose I assumed the throne after the death of his brother. During his reign he completed the conquest and expulsion of the Hyksos from the delta region, restored Theban rule over the whole of Egypt, and successfully reasserted Egyptian power in its formerly subject territories of Nubia and Canaan. He then reorganized the administration of the country, reopened quarries, mines, and trade routes, and began massive construction projects of a type that had not been undertaken since the time of the Middle Kingdom. This building program culminated in the construction of the last pyramid built by native Egyptian rulers. Ahmose's reign laid the foundations for the New Kingdom, under which Egyptian power reached its peak. His reign is usually dated to about 1550-1525 BC.

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Empress Dowager Cixi of China
I have read a great deal about Queen Victoria. Still, I think her life isn't half as interesting and memorable as mine.
Empress Dowager Cixi, To her lady-in-waiting Der Ling


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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:18:45 -0700

NEW DELHI: The government today gave nod to increasing royalty rates on minerals including iron ore and bauxite, a long-awaited move that will significantly swell the annual revenue of states. "Cabinet in-principle approved revision of mineral royalty.

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:45:00 -0700

Earlier this week, the government approved the revision of rates of royalty and dead rent of all major minerals other than minor minerals, coal, lignite and sand for stowing, as per provisions of Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR ...
The New Indian Express
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:11:15 -0700

BHUBANESWAR: The revision of royalty rates by the Centre may not come as a great relief for the cash- strapped State Government because of low rates and decrease in raising from the mines. “Though the State Government has welcomed the decision by ...

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Economic Times
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:56:15 -0700

KOLKATA: The recent cabinet decision on raising royalty rates of major minerals may lead to relatively low realization for mineral-rich states, given the current depressed prices and a cap on iron ore production in the wake of a crackdown on illegal ...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:30:00 -0700

The government on Wednesday approved the hike in royalty rates of at least 10 minerals, which will enrich the exchequer of states by over Rs 12,000 crore. But it is likely to make the prices of metals like steel and aluminium shoot high with the rise ...

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:11:15 -0700

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0700

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