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The Allies defeated Napoleon, entered Paris, forced Napoleon to abdicate, and sent him to the island of Elba, not depriving him of the title of Emperor and showing him every respect, though five years before and one year later they all regarded him as an outlaw and a brigand.
The king and queen who are at present occupying my throne are very old and tottering, and are going to abdicate shortly in my favor.
"Royalties may not abdicate," fell as a warning from pretty lips.
In America, as everyone knows, girls early sign the declaration of independence, and enjoy their freedom with republican zest, but the young matrons usually abdicate with the first heir to the throne and go into a seclusion almost as close as a French nunnery, though by no means as quiet.
God wills also that thou abdicate a manifold and duplex life, and that thou be content that others speak for thee.
True there are some royal families, such as those in the Netherlands, whose monarch will abdicate after reaching a certain age.
LEVY DISTRESS"The respondent, without any notification or justification, has stopped paying the rent or providing any support to us prompting our landlord to issue notice to levy distress," she said in her plea.She argued that Mr Ndegwa, being a former MP, a businessman and currently a board member of the Coast Development Authority, is capable of meeting the needs of his child but has chosen to abdicate.
Akihito is said to have first expressed his desire to abdicate in 2010, at an informal meeting of the advisory council to the Imperial Household Agency, the government body that oversees ceremonies and protocol for the royal family.
Akihito is the first Japanese emperor to abdicate since Kokaku in 1817.
Japanese emperor Akihito is set to step down from the throne on Tuesday, which will make him the first monarch to abdicate in more than 200 years.
According to Express UK, a survey by BMG research showed that 46 percent of Britons would prefer that Charles abdicate the throne in favor of his son taking over immediately after he succeeds the title.
After 30 years of being Emperor, Akihito's decision to abdicate the throne came because of his declining health and advancing age.