Akihito ascended the throne
after the death of his father Hirohito in 1989, posthumously known as Emperor Showa.
Deeply revered as a father figure and moral authority, Bhumibol's birthday continues to be observed as Thailand's National Day and Father's Day even though a new king has ascended the throne
. Thais across the country gave alms to monks and visited temples early Tuesday, a Buddhist tradition for birthdays for an auspicious beginning of a new birth year.
Queen Elizabeth II is the current monarch, who ascended the throne
in 1952 after the death of King George VI.
"My grandfather was born the year Victoria ascended the throne
and my great grandfather the year the Bastille fell."
The first 100 days of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, who ascended the throne
Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, 79, ascended the throne
RIYADH, Jan 23 (KUNA) -- The new Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud is well known throughout the Kingdom as an experienced statesman and the man who will fill the gap left by the late 91-year-old King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud who ascended the throne
Elizabeth, who ascended the throne
as a young woman, is now the revered 86-year-old who this weekend celebrates her Diamond Jubilee.
The present Nawab of Balasinor ascended the throne
when he was only nine months.
Akihito, who ascended the throne
in 1989 after the death of his father, Hirohito, was hospitalized in November for more than two weeks because of persistent fever and a severe case of bronchitis.
WHEN the Queen ascended the throne
60 years ago, I spent a boiling hot day at attention on the parade ground.
The Queen was only 25 when she ascended the throne
, yet from the start, she embraced her new role with all the dedication and self-discipline that have been the hallmarks of her reign.