You may not know it from newspaper and television headlines, but there are way more monarchies in the world than just the Windsors. In fact, there are 26 monarchies across the world who rule or reign over 43 countries. In fact, did you know that Canada and Australia are still the subjects of Britain's royal family - along with 14 other countries?
The monarchs of the world populate all regions from the popular European families in England, Norway and Denmark, to Middle Eastern Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and Bhutan and Japan in the Far East. In fact, only two continents are without a monarchy - South America and Antartica.
If you are like the rest of the world, you can't get enough of the world's royals. But how much do you really know? You may have seen their castles, and perhaps can name several by sight. You might even know some of the "secrets" hidden within the walls of palatial estates and polite sophistication. But do you think you can figure out what country a royal is from? You might think it sounds easy, but like anything else to do with a royal, it looks a lot easier than it is. Now it's time for you to walk among the elites of the world as you take this royal quiz.
Which country is King Philippe from?
Born in 1960, Phillipe became King of Belgium in 2013. He is the seventh monarch in the country and ascended the throne after his father, Albert, abdicated due to failing health. Phillipe is multi-talented, having studied political science, served as a fighter pilot in Belgium's air force and as a paratrooper in the country's army. He has four children. Princess Elisabeth is set to succeed him on the throne.
Which country is Pierre Casiraghi from?
Born into one of the most remarkable royal families in the world, Pierre Casiraghi is the son of Princess Caroline of Monaco. In 2015, he married Beatrice Borromeo. As of yet, the couple has no children. Casiraghi is an avid sailor and has competed in professional racing, including rallies and circuit racing.
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Which country is Kate Middleton from?
Kate Middleton, or as she is now known, the Duchess of Cambridge, married Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, in 2011. The couple met in 2001. In her short time as a royal, she is already considered a cultural icon and many see her in the same way they saw William's mother, the late Princess Diana. Kate supports many causes in much the same way Diana once did.
Born Mary Elizabeth Donaldson in Hobart, Tasmania, in 1972, she met her future husband, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, during the 2000 Sydney Olympics. After a long-distance romance, Mary moved to Denmark in 2001 and by 2004, the pair had married. The couple has four children - Christian, Isabella, Vincent, and Josephine.
Which country is Princess Victoria from?
Born in 1977, Princess Victoria is first in line to the throne of Sweden. Although there have been three Swedish queens before her, when she ascends the throne, she will be the first in 300 years. She is married to Daniel Westerling and has two children, Estelle and Oscar. In the past, Victoria has suffered from the eating disorder, anorexia.
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Which country is Queen Letizia from?
A well-known TV presenter in Spain, Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano was famous before she entered into royalty. She married Prince Felipe in 2004. This was her second marriage. Her first, to teacher Alonso Guerrero Pérez in 1998, ended in divorce a year later. King Felipe and Queen Letizia have two children, Leonor and Infanta Sofia.
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Which country is Queen Rania from?
Queen Rania was born in 1970 and married then Prince Abdullah bin Al-Hussein in 1993 after a whirlwind romance. She is particularly driven to help women and children and runs a number of initiatives toward this endeavor, particularly in education. She has four children, Prince Hussein, Princess Iman, Princess Salma, and Prince Hashem.
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Which country is Prince Pavlos from?
Born in Greece in 1967, Prince Pavlos moved with his family to Rome when he was just seven months, after a coup d'état in the country. After his studies, he served in the British military, undergoing officer training at Sandhurst and serving for 10 years. He then went back to the university in the United States where he obtained a bachelor's degree in International Relations, Law and Organization. He married Marie-Chantal Miller in 1995. The couple has five children.
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Which country is Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah from?
Born in 1946, the Sultan of Brunei is a rich man. A very rich man. In fact, his fortune is estimated at around $20 billion! This is thanks to oil and gas, mainly. And he knows how to spend it. It is estimated he owns 7,000 cars! That said, his subjects do not have to pay income tax thanks to his charitable ways.
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Which country is Prince Frederik from?
Frederik, the crown prince of Denmark, was born in 1968. As with many royals around the world, Frederik spent some time in the military. There he passed an incredibly demanding naval diving course, reaching the rank of First Lieutenant. He then spent time in the army and air force. In 2004, he married Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, an Australian he met at the 2000 Olympics. The couple has four children, two girls and two boys.
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Which country is Princess Theodora from?
The daughter of Greece’s former King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Princess Theodora was born in London in 1983. She received her education in London before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in the United States. Theodora turned to acting and appeared for five years in the soap opera, "The Bold and the Beautiful." She also has a string of feature films behind her name.
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Which country is Princess Beatrice from?
The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Princess Beatrice was born in 1988. After her schooling was completed, she earned a B.A. in History and History of Ideas at Goldsmith's College. Beatrice has suffered from dyslexia her entire life and is the royal patron of The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre.
Which country is Camilla Parker from?
Prince Charles' old flame, Camilla Parker was one of the reasons cited by Princess Diana for divorcing her husband. After Diana's death in 1997, Charles rekindled his relationship with Parker, although Queen Elizabeth was initially against this. Eventually, she gave her consent and the pair married in 2005.
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Which country is Princess Charlotte from?
Born to Prince William and Catherine, the Dutchess of Cambridge, Charlotte is the newest member of the British Royal Family and fourth in line to the throne. She was born on May 2, 2015. On her first birthday, she received gifts from many different countries and organizations, including a gemstone and white gold rattle valued at more than $38,000.
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Which country is Prince Sebastien from?
Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg is the youngest child of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. He was born in 1992. He currently lives at Sandhurst Military Academy in the United Kingdom where he is undergoing officer's training. He has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Communication.
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Which country is Philippos from?
Philippos is the youngest son of former Greek King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece. He currently works in the world of finance after studying in the United States of America. He has four siblings.
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Which country is Queen Jetsun Pema from?
In 2011, Jetsun Pema became the youngest queen in the world when she married King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan. She was just 21. Queen Jetsun Pema was born in 1990. Her mother, Aum Sonam Chuki, is a descendant of one of the oldest noble families in the country. Rumor has it that the couple first met in 1997, when he was 17 and she just 7, at which point, the then Prince told her that once she was old enough, the two would marry if both were single.
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Which country is Princess Madeleine from?
Born in 1982, Princess Madeleine is the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. She is married to Christopher O'Neill and the couple currently has two children, Nicolas and Leonore. Madeleine loves horses and has taken part in show jumping events under the name Anna Svensson. She also supports a number of charities and is the patron of the Swedish Make A Wish Foundation.
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Which country is Guillaume from?
The Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Guillaume was born in 1981. He is the eldest of five siblings and his brothers and sister are Prince Félix, Prince Louis, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien. Guillaume will ascend the throne of Luxembourg on the death or abdication of his father, Henri. He is married to Stéphanie de Lannoy. The couple wed in 2012.
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Which country is Queen Elizabeth II from?
Born in 1926, Queen Elizabeth II has served as the monarch of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth since 1952. This makes her the monarch with the longest-ever service in the history of the United Kingdom. She is married to Prince Phillip and has four children, Charles, Edward, Andrew, and Anne. She is known for her love of horses and dogs, especially corgis.
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Which country is Princess Estelle from?
The daughter of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland, Princess Estelle was born in 2012. She is second in line to the Swedish throne.
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Which country is Prince Hamzah from?
Born in 1980, Prince Hamzah is the first child of Majesty King Hussein bin Talal and Her Majesty Queen Noor al-Hussein. He married Princess Noor bint Asem bin Nayef in 2003, but the couple divorced in 2009. In 2012, he remarried, this time to Princess Basmah Bani Ahmad. The couple has one daughter, Zein bint Hamzah.
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Which country is Princess Alexandra from?
Born in 1991, Princess Alexandra is the daughter of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. She is currently studying for a degree in philosophy and loves sports, particularly tennis, water skiing, and skiing. She is the only girl in her immediate family, although she has four brothers.
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Which country is Sheikh Hamdan from?
'Fazza,' as he is known on social media (he is extremely popular on Twitter and Snapchat), is the Crown Prince of Dubai. He is an incredible athlete and loves cycling, free diving, tennis, running, and snowboarding. He also loves falconry and wants to make the sport more popular in Dubai. And to top it all off, he is a published poet.
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Which country is Prince Haji Abdul Azim from?
Not only one of the most eligible bachelors in the world, but an incredible philanthropist, Prince Haji Abdul Azim, or just Prince Azim for short, was born in 1982 and is the fourth in line to the throne of Brunei. His dashing good looks and jet-set lifestyle make him a favorite of the paparazzi. In fact, he has thrown parties attended by many celebrities, including members of the Jackson family and a host of famous Hollywood stars.
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Which country is King Felipe VI from?
The only son of former King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, King Felipe VI ascended to the throne in Spain in 2014 after his father's abdication. After school, Felipe trained in the Spanish navy, air force and armed forces where he attained various ranks. By becoming king, however, he is now the commander-in-chief of both land, sea and air forces. He is married to Letizia Ortiz and the couple has two daughters.
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Which country is Prince Carl Philip from?
Born in 1979, Prince Carl Philip is the only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and his wife, Queen Silvia. He would have succeeded his father to the throne but a law passed in Sweden now requires the successor to be the first-born, regardless of gender. Therefore, he is second in line and his oldest sister, Victoria, is first. He married former model Sofia Hellqvist in 2014. They have one son.
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Which country is Queen Mathilde from?
Mathilde Marie Christiane Ghislaine d’Udekem d’Acoz! Well, she sure has an impressive name. Mathilde was born in 1973 into Belgian nobility, no less. She met the future King of Belgium, Prince Philipe, in 1996 and the two were married by 1999. She has four children - Elisabeth, Gabriel, Emmanuel, and Éleonore. Mathilde is active in UNICEF and the World Health Organization.
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Which country is Princess Tatiana from?
Tatiana Blatnik was born in Caracas, Venezuela. After her studies, she worked in London in the field of public relations. In 2010, she married Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark after a long courtship. Their wedding took place on the spectacular Greek island of Spetses. She works with numerous charities, including the Red Cross, the JuanFe Foundation, and Vital Voices.
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Which country is Princess Haya bint Al Hussein from?
The daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and Queen Alia (his third wife), Princess Haya bint Al Hussein was born in 1974. In addition to helping many charities, she is an avid lover of horses and has even represented Jordan in show jumping. She is married to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. They married in 2004 and currently have two children.
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Which country is Prince Daniel from?
Before he married into the Swedish royal family, Daniel Westling was a personal trainer from a small village in the center of the country. That all changed on June 19, 2010, when he married Princess Victoria, the next in line for the crown. Although her father was dead against the relationship, he eventually gave his blessing.
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Which country is Don Lorenzo Borghese dei Principi from?
This dapper bachelor was born in 1975 to Princess Amanda Borghese and Prince Francesco Borghese. He has appeared in two reality TV Shows, "The Bachelor" and "Celebrity Big Brother." This multi-talented royal has also written a book.
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Which country is Princess Ameera Al-Taweel from?
Born in 1983, she was raised by her mother (who had divorced her father) and her grandparents in Riyad. When she was 18, she met Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal while conducting an interview. Although he was far older than her, the pair married but later divorced in 2013. Princess Ameera is a philanthropist and known to fight for women's rights.
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Which country is Princess Mette-Marit from?
Born Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby in 1973, she met and married Prince Haakon in 2001. The couple went on to have two children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus. She also has an older son, Marius Borg Høiby, from a previous marriage. Princess Mette-Marit is very passionate about HIV/AIDS and the search for a cure for this disease. She is the special representative for UNAIDS, appointed to the role in 2006.
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Which country is Prince Charles from?
Prince Charles, the oldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, is the heir to the throne of England. He is perhaps best known for his marriage to Princess Diana. After a fairytale wedding in 1981 that captured the imagination of the world, their marriage turned out quite sour, eventually ending in divorce in 1996. Charles went onto marry old flame, Camilla Parker Bowles, in 2005. He had two sons with Diana, William and Harry.
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Which country is Prince Albert from?
Prince Albert is the ruler of the Principality of Monaco. He is married to Princess Charlene, who used to be an international swimmer for South Africa. The pair married in 2011 and have two children, Jacques and Gabriella. It is estimated that Prince Albert's assets amount to more than $1 billion, making him one of the richest royals in the world. Albert is an Olympian who has participated in the bobsledding event at five Winter Games.
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Which country is Princess Charlene from?
Born Charlene Wittstock in Rhodesia in 1978, the future Princess of Monaco moved to South Africa at age 11. Here she excelled at swimming and represented the country at the 2000 Olympics. She met Prince Albert through the sport in 2000. The couple courted for many years until they were married on July 1, 2011. They have two children, twins Gabriella and Jacques.
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Which country is Prince Haakon from?
The next in line to the throne of the royal house of Norway, Prince Haakon was born in 1973. He was educated in the United States and in London, where he completed an M.A. in Development Studies. In 2001, he married Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby. The couple has two children, Ingrid Alexandra and Sverre Magnus, and a son from Mette-Marit's first marriage, Marius Borg Høiby.
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Which country is King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck from?
At 37, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan is one of the youngest monarchs on earth. He rose to the throne in 2008, when he was just 28 years old. His father, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, ascended to the throne at just 16 years of age. Before he abdicated, he made sure his son was suitably prepared for the tasks that lay before him. Jigme Khesar married Jetsun Pema in 2011. The couple has a son, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck.
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Which country is Princess Sophie from?
Princess Sophie is married to Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II. They married in 1999. The couple currently has two children, James and Louise. The two met briefly in 1987 but their relationship flourished after they met again in 1993. Sophie is referred to as the Countess of Wessex.
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Which country is Prince William from?
The second in line to the British throne, Prince William is the son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and brother to Prince Harry. He was born in 1982. Like his mother, William is heavily involved in charity work, especially in Africa. He served in the Royal Air Force as a helicopter pilot. In 2011, he married Kate Middleton. The couple has two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
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Which country is Lady Amelia Windsor from?
Often described as the most beautiful member of the British Royal Family, Amelia Windsor is the daughter of George Windsor, Earl of St. Andrews and Sylvana Tomaselli, and the granddaughter of the Duke of Kent. Thanks to her beauty, Amelia has even landed a few modeling gigs! She was born in 1995 and has two siblings, Edward and Marina.
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Which country is Prince Albert from?
A German aristocrat, Albert Maria Lamoral Miguel Johannes Gabriel is the 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis. By the age of 8, he was already listed on Forbes Magazine's billionaire's list following the death of his father. He is currently one of most eligible bachelors in the world. He has two sisters, Maria Theresia and Elisabeth, and is an avid race car driver.
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Which country is Queen Noor from?
Born in 1951, Queen Noor was born Lisa Najeeb Halaby in the United States. In 1978, she married King Hussein of Jordan and quickly settled into a philanthropic role. She is extremely involved with children's rights, the removal of land mines, climate change and promoting peace. Queen Noor is the first American to become royalty in an Arab country.
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Which country is Prince Edward from?
Prince Edward is the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip of the United Kingdom. He was born in 1964 and is married to Sophie Rhys-Jones. The couple wed in 1999. They have two children, Louise and James. At one point, Edward was heavily involved in the entertainment world, particularly theatre and television.
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Which country is Prince George from?
Prince George is the first-born son of Prince William and the Dutchess of Cambridge, Catherine. He was born in 2013 and is third in line to the throne after his grandfather and his father. With the birth of George, three generations of heirs to the British throne were alive at the same time. The last time that happened was in 1901.
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Which country is Princess Eugenie from?
Princess Eugenie is the second daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. She was born in 1990 and currently works in the arts. As a young teen, she suffered from scoliosis and had surgery to correct the problem. It is rumored that she is engaged to Jack Stamp Brooksbank, a wine merchant. Along with her sister, she is the first royal to partake in graffiti art, something she carried out with artist Teddy M.
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