Comeback kings: the Instagram royals who reinvented Asia’s monarchies

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. Shakespeare’s musing on the trappings of monarchy may be 400 years old, but it appears as pertinent now as ever for the royal families of Asia. In Thailand, King Vajiralongkorn has vetoed his sister’s bid to run for prime minister; in Malaysia, the public reels from the abdication of a king rumoured to have married a Russian model; in Japan, an ageing emperor will soon become the first to step down voluntarily in more than 200 years.Still, what looks…