People arrested for offending royalty

Europe, Asia and the Middle East all have Lèse-majesté

Stars Insider

29/12/18 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Royalty

A YouTuber faces years in jail for criticizing a dress designed by a Thai Princess. 

Why?

Officially called Lèse-majesté, this legal statute for "violating or offending the reigning sovereign" dates back to Ancient Roman times, when it was used to silence uprisings against the ruling sovereign.

Incredibly, Lèse-majesté is still used in western Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. 

Here are some wild tales of people in the 21st century who were arrested for "insulting" a royal. 

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