worlds.monarchies

Of the world´s 196 states, 27 are monarchies


Emperors: 

1
Japan



 Kings:













15

Bahrain
Belgium
Bhutan
Cambodia

Eswatini
Jordan
Lesotho

Morocco
The Netherlands

Norway
Saudi Arabia

Spain

Sweden
Thailand

Tonga

Queens:

Denmark
The United Kingdom

Emir / Sheik:


3
Dubai
Kuwait
Qatar

Sultans:




3
Brunei
Malaysia
Oman

Grand Duke:

1

Luxembourg

Prince:

2
Lichtenstein

Monaco

H.I.M. His/Her Imperial Majesty

H.M. =  His/Her Majesty

H.I.H. = His/Her Imperial Highness . H.I.R.H. = His/Her Imerial and Royal Highness

H.R.H. = His/Her Royal Highness  

H.H.= His/Her Highness

H.S.H. = His/Her Serene Highness
H.E. = His/Her Excelency

Country:


Title:


Monarch:


Heir:


Ruling house:


Bahrain


King

H.M. King Hamad of Bahrain

born1950
reign: 1999 -

H.R.H. Salman, Crown Prince of Bahrain

born: 1969


Al Khalifa


King

H.M. Philippe, King of the Belgians

born: 1950
reign: 2014 -

H.R.H. Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant

born: 2001-


Saxe-Coburg und Gotha


Bhutan


King

H.M. King Jigme  of Bhutan

born 1980
reign: 2006-

The Gyalsey, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck

born: 2016


Wangchuck



Brunei




Sultan




H.M. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah

of Brunei

born 1946 -

reign: 1967 -

Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah
born 1974




Cambodia


King


H.M. King Norodom of Cambodia

born 1953 -

reign 2004 -

New monarch will be elected.

House of Norodom


Queen

H.M. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

born 1940
reign 1972 -

H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik

born 1968


Glyksborg

Dubai

Sheik

H.H.  Sheik Mohammed  of Dubai

Born 1982
reign 2008 -

H.H. Crown Prince Hamdan of Dubai

born 1982


Al-Falasi


Eswatini


King


H.M. King Mswati III of Eswatini

born 1968

reign 1986 -

Japan



Emperor



H.I.M. The Emperor of Japan

born: 1960
reign: 2019 -

H.I.H. Fumihito, Crown Prince Akishino

born 1965


Yamato



Jordan



King



H.M. King Abdullah of Jordan
born 1962

reign 1999 -

H.R.H. Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan

born 1994


Hashemite



Kuwait



Emir



H.H. Sheik Sabah Al-Ahmad af Kuwait

born 1929

reign 2006 -

H.H. the Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
born 1937 - 

Sabah

Lesotho



King



King Letsie III of Lesotho

born 1963

reign 1990 -

H.R.H. Prince Lerotholi Seeiso of Swaziland

born 2007


Moshesh



Lichtenstein



Prince



H.S.H. Prince Hans Adam II of Lichtenstein

born 1945

reign 1989 -

H.S.H. Alois, The Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein

born 1968


Liechtenstein



Grand Duke



H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg

born 1955

reign 2005 -

H.R.H. Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
born 1981

Malaysia




Yang di-Pertuan Agong


Al-Sultan Abdullah of Pahang

born 1959

reign 2019 -


Elected by rotation in convention




Monaco



Prince



H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

born 1958

reign 2005 -

H.R.H. Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco

born 2014


Grimaldi



Morocco




King




H.M. King Mohammed VI of Morocco

born 1963

reign 1999-


H.R.H. Crown Prince Moulay Hassan of Morocco

born 2003



Alaoui




The

Netherlands



King




H.M. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

born 1967

reign 2013 -

H.R.H. Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange

born 2003



Orange-Nassau




King



H.M. King Harald V of Norway

born 1937

reign 1991-

H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway

born 1973


Glyksborg



Oman





Sultan





Haitham bin Tariq Al Said

born 1954
reign 2020 -



Unlike the heads of other Arab states of the Persian Gulf, Qaboos has not publicly named an heir. Article 6 of the constitution says the royal family should choose a new sultan within three days of the position falling vacant. 

Al Said





Qatar



Emir



H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani 

born 1980

reign 2013 -

Thani



Saudi Arabia



King



H.M. King Salman of Saudi-Arabien

born 1935

reign 2015 -

H.R.H. Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman

 born 1985


Saud



King



H.M. King Felipe VI of Spain

born 1968

reign 2014 - 

H.R.H. Leonor, Princess of Asturias

born 2005


Burbon-Anjou



Queen




H.M. Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain

born 1925

reign 1952 - 


H.R.H. Charles, Prince of Wales

born 1948 



WIndsor




King



H.M. King Carl XV Gustav of Sweden

born 1946

reign 1973 -

H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

born 1977


Bernadotte



Thailand



King



H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand

born 1952

reign 2016

H.R.H.Prince Dipangkorn of Thailand

born 2005


Mahidol



Tonga



King



H.M. King Tuopou VI of Tonga

born 1959

reign 2012 -

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa of Tonga.
born 1985


Tuopou



An emperor (from Latinimperator) is a monarch, and usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. Empress, the female equivalent, may indicate an emperor's wife (empress consort), mother (empress dowager), or a woman who rules in her own right (empress regnant). Emperors are generally recognized to be of a higher honour and rank than kings. In Europe, the title of Emperor has been used since the Middle Ages, considered in those times equal or almost equal in dignity to that of Pope due to the latter's position as visible head of the Church and spiritual leader of the Catholic part of Western Europe.


The Emperor of Japan is the only currently reigning monarch whose title is translated into English as Emperor.

Both emperors and kings are monarchs, but emperor and empress are considered the higher monarchical titles. Inasmuch as there is a strict definition of emperor, it is that an emperor has no relations implying the superiority of any other ruler and typically rules over more than one nation, therefore a king might be obliged to pay tributeto another ruler,[2] or be restrained in his actions in some unequal fashion, but an emperor should in theory be completely free of such restraints.


However, monarchs heading empires have not always used the title in all contexts—the British sovereign did not assume the title Empress of the British Empire even during the incorporation of India, though she was declared Empress of India.

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