World Royal Families

Welcome to the pages devoted to Royalty and Nobility news. Feel free to click on any of the links below to select the Royal Houses of your interest. The register does not pretend to be exhaustive, the page is incomplete and some cases controversy exists about who is the rightful head.

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 The Royal House of Afghanistan

HM King Mohammad Zahir Shah passed away in the Summer of 2007  /  Heir: HRH Crown Prince Ahmed Shah Khan

 The Royal Family of Albania

HM King Leka I  /  HRH Crown Prince Leka II


 Antigua and Barbuda

HM Queen Elizabeth II  /  Heir: HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales


HM Queen Elizabeth II  /  Heir: HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales


HIRH Archduke Otto von Hapsburg, Royal Prince of Bohemia /  Heir: HIRH Archduke Karl

 Bahamas - Barbados HM Queen Elizabeth II  /  Heir: HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales 

HM King Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa  /  Heir: HH Crown Prince Shaikh Sulman bin Hamad al-Khalifa


 Belgian Royal Family

HM King Albert II /  Heir: HRH Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant



HM Queen Elizabeth II  /  Heir: HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales

 The Kingdom of Bhutan   HM King Jigme Singye Wangchuck /  Heir: HRH Dasho Kesar Jigme Wangchuk 
 Imperial House of Brazil  

HIRH the Prince Don Luiz de Orleans e Bragança


 HM The Sultan of Brunei

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah,


 Bulgaria Royal Family

 HM King Simeon II, elected Prime Minister 2001 /  Heir: HRH Crown Prince Kardám, Prince of Tirnovo



 HRH Crown Princess Rose Paula Iribagiza /  Heir: Prince Charles Muhirwa


HM King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia



HM Queen Elizabeth II  /  Heir: HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales

 Denmark Royal Family

HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark /  Heir: HRH Crown Prince Frederik

 Royal Egypt

HM King Ahmed Fouad II

 Ethiopia Imperial Family

 HIH Crown Prince Zera Yacob Amha-Selassie



 France Imperial and Royal House

The Royal House: HRH Prince Henri Philippe Pierre Marie d'Orléans, Comte de Paris, "de jure" King of France



A Competing Royal House: HRH Prince Luis Alfonso Gonzalo Víctor Manuel Marco de Borbón y Martínez-Bordiú, Duke of Anjou, Duke of Bourbon and Duke of Touraine  /  Heir presumptive: HM King Carlos I of Spain




The Imperial House: HIH Prince Charles Napoléon  /  Heir: HIH Prince Jean-Christophe Louis Ferdinand Albéric Napoléon






Eduard Julius Ernst August Erdmann, Duke of Anhalt




HDGH Maximilian Andreas Friedrich Gustav Ernst August Bernhard, Grand Duke of Baden /  Designated Heir: Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden




  HRH Duke Franz von Bayern /  Heir: HRH Prince Max-Emanuel Ludwig Maria Herzog in Bayern, Duke in Bavaria



Hanover & Bruswick

HRH Prince Ernst August V  /  Heir: HRH Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg





  HM Asantehene Osei Tutu II

 Greek Royal Familiy

HM King Constantine II of the Hellenes  /  Heir: HRH Crown Prince Pavlos



HRH Prince Quentin Kuhio KAWANANAKOA




Too many to keep track. See below:

Indian Princely States

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HIH Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi




HRH Prince Ra'ad, Head of the Royal Family



HRH Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Duke of Savoy  /  Heir: HRH Prince Aimone, Duke of Apulia



 HRH Prince Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, Duke of Savoy /  Heir: HRH Prince Emanuel Filiberto, Prince of Venice (Picture)




HRH Archduke Sigismund, Grand Duke of Tuscany



Two Sicilies: HRH Prince Charles de Bourbon, Duke of Castro and Calabria


Two Sicilies: HRH Infante Don Carlos, Duke of Calabria, Infante of Spain


Parma: HRH Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma and Piacenza

Heir: HRH Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma,

Prince of Piacenza, Duke of Madrid


HIM Emperor Akihito  /  Heir: HIH Crown Prince Naruhito


HM King Abdullah II bin Al Hussien  /  Heir: HRH Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah


HIH Prince Lee Ku.   Japanese-born Lee, 73, had been the only surviving son of the last crown prince of the Chosun Dynasty, which ruled the Korean peninsula from 1392 to 1910

(While the direct royal lineage has ended, there are four surviving cousins of Lee Ku. They include the two sons of King Uichin, the son of Emperor Gojong and the brother of King Yeongchin from a different mother). Prince Yi Seok´s claim to the long dormant throne follows the death of the older relative.



HH Emir Sabah IV AI.Asmad AI-Jaber AI-Sabah



HRH Crown Prince Soulivong Savang


HM King Letsie III  /  Heir: Her Royal Highness Princess Senate Mohato Seeiso


Prince Hans-Adam II  /  Heir: HSH Hereditary Prince Alois is presently functioning as regent or sovereign representative of his father


HRH Crown Prince Sayyid Muhammad bin Sayyid Hasan ar-Rida al-Mahdi as-Sanussi

On April 25, 1963 the federal system of government was abolished and in line with this the name of the country was changed to the Kingdom of Libya to reflect the constitutional changes.


HRH The Grand Duke Henri Albért Gabriel Félix Marie Guillaume of Luxembourg  /  Heir: HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume Jean Joseph Marie


HM Al-Wathiqu Billah Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, reigning elected Head of State (King) for five years.


HIH Count Maximilian von Goetzen-Iturbide, Prince Imperial of Mexico, Prince of Iturbide, Count of Goetzen/  Heir: HIH Prince Fernando

Maximiliano Gustav Richard Albrecht Agustin von Götzen-Itúrbide (born March 2, 1944 in Bistriţa, Romania), is the current head of the former Imperial House of Mexico, the House of Iturbide. As titles of nobility were abolished in Mexico, he holds no legally acknowledged Mexican title




HMSH Prince Albert II, b. 14 March 1958; succeeded 6 April 2005, on the death of his father, Prince Rainier III.



HRH Crown Prince Nikola II /  Heir: HRH Grand Duke Boris, Hereditary Prince Petrovic-Njegos of Montenegro


HM Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan  /  Heir: HRH Prince Moulay Hassan, b. 21 August 1963; succeeded to the throne 23 July 1999, on the death of his father, King Hassan II; married 21 March 2002, HRH Princess Lalla Salma Bennani.


HM King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev (recently deposed)  /  Heir: HRH Crown Prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah Dev.
Gyanendra's second reign ended in 2008, when the monarchy was dissolved and the Federal Republic of Nepal formed in its place. Gyanendra became a private citizen and was stripped of his royal titles and status.

The Netherlands

HM Queen Beatrix  /  Heir: HRH Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange

b. 31 January 1938; succeeded to the throne 30 April 1980, on the abdication of her mother, Queen Juliana (now Princess Juliana)

New Zeland

King Tuheitia Paki, Māori King,

King Tuheitia succeed his mother the Maori Queen, Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu. His destiny was foreseen at her Coronation 40 years ago by the late Ngati Pikiao paramount chief, Te Pokiha Hemana, and consecrated on her funeral



HM Harald V  /  Heir: HRH Crown Prince Haakon,

b. 21 February 1937; succeeded to the throne 17 January 1991, on the death of his father, King Olav V; sworn in 21 January 1991




HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said

b. 18 November 1940; assumed power 23 July 1970, after deposing his father, Sultan Said bin Taimur (b. 13 August 1910, died 19 October 1972)


Papua New Guinea

HM Queen Elizabeth II  /  Heir: HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales


HRH Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança /  Heir: HRH Prince Dom Afonso, Prince of Beira



HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani  /  Heir: HH Tameem Bin Hamad Al Thani,

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani became the new Emir of the State of Qatar on June 26, 1995, continuing the rule of the Al-Thani family that began nearly two centuries ago.


HM King Michael I  and to the Romanian Crown/  Heir: Margarita, Crown Princess.


HIH Grand Duchess Maria Wladimirovna  / Heir: HIH Grand Duke George Mikhailovich



Nicholas Romanovich Romanov, Prince of Russia/ heir Prince Dimitri Romanovich

Prince Dimitri


HM King Kigeli V


SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS: HM Queen Elizabeth II  /  Heir: HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales

SAINT LUCIA: HM Queen Elizabeth II  /  Heir: HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GREADINES: HM Queen Elizabeth II  /  Heir: HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales

SOLOMON ISLANDS: HM Queen Elizabeth II  /  Heir: HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales

Saudi Arabia

b. 1924; succeeded to the throne, 1 August 2005, on the death of his brother, King Fahd.



South Africa

His Majesty King Kgosi Leruo T. Molotlegi                     


South Africa

 HM King Zwelonke Sigcawu - Xhosa



South Africa

His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu    







His Majesty

King Kgosi Leruo T. Molotlegi


His Majesty

King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu



HM King Juan Carlos I /  Heir: HRH Infante Felipe, Prince of the Asturias


HM King Mswati III


HM King Carl XVI Gustaf  /  Heir: HRH Crown Princess Victoria


HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) 

 Heir: HRH Crown Prince Mah Vajiralongkorn



 King Siaosi Tupou V  /  Heir presumptive: Prince 'Aho'eitu 'Unuaki'otonga Tuku'aho, Crown Prince



H.I.H.  Osman Bayezid Osmanoglu

is the 44th Head of the Imperial House of Osman, which ruled the Ottoman Empire from 1281 to 1922.


Bunyoro-Kitara: HM King Solomon Gafabusa Iguru

His Majesty King Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru the First, from the Royal Biito Dynasty is the Forty-ninth Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara. He is the twenty-seventh King (Omukama) of one of the most powerful Kingdoms in the history of Africa.

Buganda: HM Kabaka Rodney Muwenda Mutebi II

Ronald Edward Frederick Muwenda Kimera Mutebi II (born 13 April 1955) is the reigning Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda, a kingdom in modern-day Uganda. He is the thirty-sixth (36th) Kabaka of Buganda.

Busoga: His Royal Highness Isebantu Kyabazinga (HRH Henry Wako Muloki)

But in 1995, the government restored monarchies in Uganda with promulgation of the new constitution of the Republic of Uganda; Article 246(1) On February 11, 1995, H.R.H Henry Wako Muloki was reinstated Kyabazinga Isebantu of Busoga.
Toro: HM King Oyo Nyimba Kabambaiguru Rukidi IV
The accession of King Oyo to his father's throne marked the beginning of a challenging and exciting period for the people of Toro. At the infant age of three-and-one half years old, King Oyo of Toro earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest reigning monarch.





United Arab Emirates

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan

United Kingdom

HM Queen Elizabeth II  /  Heir: HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales


HIH Prince Bao Thang  /  Heir: HIH Prince Bao An

Yugoslavia and Serbia

 HRH Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic /  Heir: HRH Hereditary Prince Peter



HM Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah Al-Said

                                   Royalty in Indonesia

The Dutch Colonial Government in the past respected and referred to the authorities of those two principalities in carrying out their autonomous self government, arranged under a political contract. When the Indonesian independence was proclaimed the ruler of both principalities, the Sultan of Yogyakarta and Prince of Regent of Pakualaman declared a statement that Yogyakarta Sultanate and Pakualaman Regency became part of the Republic of Indonesia. Those two regions were unified to form the Special Region of Yogyakarta and the Sultan of Yogyakarta to be the Governor and the Prince of Regent of Pakualaman as the vice-governor, both were responsible for the president of the Republic of Indonesia. The special Region of Yogyakarta was formally formed after the independence war ended and legalized with the Aug 3, 1950.

The Republic of Indonesia is a group of islands located in the Indian and Pacific oceans near Southeast Asia. It is the world's largest archipelago (island group), with around 13,670 islands, more than half of which are uninhabited.

There were many Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms in early Indonesia. By the end of the 13th century, Islamic kingdoms had also been established, and over the next few centuries Islam slowly spread through the islands.

In the 16th century, European traders began gaining influence in Indonesia, and eventually the Dutch took control. Indonesia came to be called the Dutch East Indies. It remained a colony of theNetherlands until 1949, when it gained independence. Its first two presidents, Sukarno and Suharto, became dictators, but more recently Indonesia has been moving toward true democracy.

There are over 230 million people in Indonesia. Approximately 88 percent are Muslim, making it the world's largest Islamic country. It is also the fourth most populous country in the world (after China, India, and the United States).

Indonesia is ethnically diverse. Although the official language is Bahasa Indonesia, a form of Malay, many other languages are spoken, including Dutch, English, and local dialects such as Javanese. More than half of all Indonesians live on the island of Java, where the capital city of Jakarta is located.

The former Indonesian province of East Timor, made up of islands at the eastern end of the archipelago, became an independent republic in 2002. Indonesia and East Timor are not monarchies, but traditional leaders still have influence.

The Largest Indonesian Islands

The Indonesian province of Irian Jaya occupies the western half of the world's second largest island, New Guinea. The eastern half of the island belongs to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea. Indonesia also owns 75 percent of the world's third largest island, Borneo, which Indonesians call Kalimantan. The rest of Borneo belongs to Brunei and Malaysia. Other large Indonesian islands include Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Java.

ISKS Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X is the reigning Sultan of Jogjakarta and he acts as a Governor for the Special Region of Yogyakarta which is politically independent from the Federal Authority of Jakarta. He will be re-elected every five years. A principality within the state of Jogjakarta lies Kadipaten Paku Alaman 








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