Queen Elizabeth II has approved a surprising plan by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to "step back" from their positions as "senior royals" so the couple can be more independent.
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The British royal family has a new member. Early Monday morning, Meghan Markle, the wife of Britain's Prince Harry, gave birth to a baby boy. The baby is seventh in line for the British throne.
Two Asian countries officially get new royal leaders this week. Crown Prince Naruhito has taken over as Emperor of Japan, and King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be crowned King of Thailand in a three day event beginning Saturday.
Britain's Prince Harry married the American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday. Tens of millions of people around the world watched on TV and over the Internet.
The King of Swaziland has changed the name of his country. The new name of the country is eSwatini, which means "land of the Swazi" in the country's own language.
In a monarchy, a king or queen is the leader of the country. Most monarchs today do not have much power, but there are some "absolute" monarchies, where the leaders can make the laws.
On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia opened its first public movie theater in 35 years. The movie Black Panther was shown to invited guests. This marks a big change for the country.
You'll get in trouble if you insult King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. But thanks to a new law, you won't get in nearly as much trouble as you would have before.