Countries With Royal Families 2021

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The term "royal family" refers to a king or queen's immediate family that leads a nation in a monarchy form of government. Sometimes, this term may also be used to describe immediate and extended family. Monarchy countries have royal families.

Traditionally, the royal family includes the spouse of the reigning monarch, surviving spouses of deceased monarchs, children, grandchildren, siblings, and paternal cousins. Spouses of all immediate family members are also included in the royal family. Great-grandchildren and other descendants may also be considered part of the royal family.

Of the 26 monarchies around the world, 12 are in Europe. Therefore, there are currently 12 royal families in Europe. Two of the monarchies are elective, and ten are hereditary. Most monarchies in Europe are constitutional monarchies, meaning that the monarchs must exercise their power within limits prescribed in an established legal framework. Liechtenstein and Monaco are semi-constitutional, and Vatican City is a theocratic absolute elective monarchy.

The current monarchs in Europe are:

One important thing to note is that Queen Elizabeth II, perhaps the most well-known monarch in the world, is commonly known as the queen of the United Kingdom. However, she is a monarch over the 16 commonwealth realms, which include:

Countries With Royal Families 2021

Rank Country 2021 Population
Japan126,050,804
Thailand69,950,850
United Kingdom68,207,116
Spain46,745,216
Morocco37,344,795
Saudi Arabia35,340,683
Malaysia32,776,194
Netherlands17,173,099
Cambodia16,946,438
Belgium11,632,326
Jordan10,269,021
Sweden10,160,169
United Arab Emirates9,991,089
Denmark5,813,298
Norway5,465,630
Oman5,223,375
Kuwait4,328,550
Qatar2,930,528
Lesotho2,159,079
Bahrain1,748,296
Eswatini1,172,362
Bhutan779,898
Luxembourg634,814
Brunei441,532
Tonga106,760
Andorra77,355
Monaco39,511
Liechtenstein38,250
Vatican City800

Countries With Royal Families 2021