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:

  • Prince Macron of Andorra
  • King Philippe of Belgium
  • Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
  • Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein
  • Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
  • Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
  • King Harald V of Norway
  • King Felipe VI of Spain
  • King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
  • Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
  • Pope Francis of Vatican City

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 Population 2021
1Japan126,050,804
2Thailand69,950,850
3United Kingdom68,207,116
4Spain46,745,216
5Morocco37,344,795
6Saudi Arabia35,340,683
7Malaysia32,776,194
8Netherlands17,173,099
9Cambodia16,946,438
10Belgium11,632,326
11Jordan10,269,021
12Sweden10,160,169
13United Arab Emirates9,991,089
14Denmark5,813,298
15Norway5,465,630
16Oman5,223,375
17Kuwait4,328,550
18Qatar2,930,528
19Lesotho2,159,079
20Bahrain1,748,296
21Swaziland1,172,362
22Bhutan779,898
23Luxembourg634,814
24Brunei441,532
25Tonga106,760
26Andorra77,355
27Monaco39,511
28Liechtenstein38,250
29Vatican City800

Countries With Royal Families 2021