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
2. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
South Asia (Bhutan)
3. Sultan Hassanal
4. Norodom Sihamoni
5. Queen Margaret II
6. Prince Frederick
7. Emperor Akihito
8. Prince Naruhito
9. King Abdullah
10. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed
11. King Letsie III
12. Prince Hans-Adam II
13. Grand Duke Henry
14. 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
17. King Willem-Alexander
18. King Harald V
19. Crown Prince Hakkon
20. Qaboos bin Said
21. Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani
22. Salman bin Abdulaziz
23. King Felipe VI
24. King Mswati III
25. Carl XVI Gustaf
26. Princess Victoria
27. Bhumibol Adulyadej
28. King Tupou VI
29. Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah
30. Queen Elizabeth II
31. Prince Charles of Wales
32. Prince Williams of Cambridge
The Duke of Cambridge is married to Catherine Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. Together they have Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
33. Pope Francis
The Vatican City is a sovereign state. As such the Pope in authority is the sovereign ruler; though succession is not hereditary.