You Thought It Was Just Elizabeth II… There Are More Monarchs In The World Than You Know



Queen Elizabeth might be the most prominent monarch in the world but there are others in many parts of the world as well.

Some are mere ceremonial heads but some are functional royal rulers with political powers at their disposal too.

The likes of Japan’s emperor and most monarchs in Europe are mere ceremonial heads who wield no power per say.

King Letsie III of Lesotho, a small nation surrounded by South Africa, is also a symbolic figure, as are King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia and Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah of Malaysia.- CNN

Queen Elizabeth II: Everything You Must Know About The Longest-Reigning British Royal Ruler

The Queen of England is in a class of her own. As much as she is more of a ceremonial head in Britain, she also wields power as ruler of some other countries of the world; often referred to as British realms.

Here are other Monarchs you did not know.

1. Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Bahrain

Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

2. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

South Asia (Bhutan)

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

3. Sultan Hassanal

Brunei

Sultan Hassanal

4. Norodom Sihamoni

Cambodia

Norodom Sihamoni

5. Queen Margaret II

Denmark

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6. Prince Frederick

Denmark

Prince Frederick

7. Emperor Akihito

Japan

Emperor Akihito

8. Prince Naruhito

Japan

Prince Naruhito

9. King Abdullah

Jordan

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10. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed

Kuwait

Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed

11. King Letsie III

Lesotho

King Letsie III

12. Prince Hans-Adam II

Liechtenstein

Prince Hans-Adam II

13. Grand Duke Henry

Luxembourg

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14. Prince Albert II

Monaco

Prince Albert II

Albert is married to Princess Charlene. In 2014, they had twins- Princess Gabriella and Jacques  Honore Rainier



15. Princess Gabriella and Jacques  Honore Rainier

16. King Mohammed VI

Morocco

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17. King Willem-Alexander

Netherlands

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18. King Harald V

Norway

King Harald V

19. Crown Prince Hakkon

Norway

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20. Qaboos bin Said

Oman

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21. Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani

Qatar

Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani

22. Salman bin Abdulaziz

Saudi Arabia

Salman bin Abdulaziz

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23. King Felipe  VI

Spain

King Felipe VI

24. King Mswati III

Swaziland

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25. Carl XVI Gustaf

Sweden

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26. Princess Victoria

Sweden

Princess Victoria

27. Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thailand

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28. King Tupou VI

Tonga

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29. Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah

Malaysia

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30. Queen Elizabeth II

Great Britain

The Queen Visits The Duchy Of Lancaster

31. Prince Charles of Wales

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32. Prince Williams of Cambridge

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The Duke of Cambridge is married to Catherine Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. Together they have Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

33. Pope Francis

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The Vatican City is a sovereign state. As such the Pope in authority is the sovereign ruler; though succession is not hereditary.