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20 Historical Royals At The Beginning And End Of Their Reigns

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It's not easy being royalty.

Sure, the job comes with a lot of perks but the countless responsibilities and dangers of the crown can certainly take their toll over the years. This list features images of historical royals at the beginning and end of their reigns. Some of the men and women showcased here enjoyed long and prosperous reigns while others were short and chaotic. A few ruled into old age and some were removed from the throne by foreign powers or their own "loyal" subjects.