Only 1 in 30 People Know Which Countries These Royals Come From. Can You?

By: Khadija Leon
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A monarch is defined as "the sovereign head of state in a type of government, dynasty or state". They are able to exercise the highest authority and power in the country, often helping in the lawmaking process. A monarch usually inherits the right to be the head of state, but there have also been occasions where people have married into the family and others by winning wars. There are also monarchs which are able to rule over multiple monarchies at the same time. 

A monarch's title can range from king, queen, prince and princess to emperor and empress and archduke, grand duke and duchess to sultan and sheik. In today's society, the monarchs may not possess the same power that they once did and titles are usually used as a form of respect, but most of them do have a role in the affairs of the government. 

How well do you know the monarchs around the world and will you be able to identify which country they reign over? If you were given an image of these royals, would you be able to identify them? Only 1 in 30 people are able to do it, so will you be one of them? The only way to find out is to take this quiz!

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark is the fourth child of King Constantine II of Greece and Anne-Marie of Denmark. She is also an actress who has starred in The Bold and the Beautiful for over 5 years.

Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg is the wife of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, the heir to the throne of Luxembourg. She was born a countess and dated the Duke for two years before getting engaged.

Prince Albert of Thurn und Taxis is the German son of Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and Princess Mariae Gloria. He is currently twelfth in line for the throne and lives in his family’s castle in Bulgaria. He inherited his father’s $3 billion at the age of 8 years old and was listed as the youngest billionaire in the world multiple times.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburg is the husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II and was born into both Greek and Danish royal families. The two have four children together, one of whom is the heir to the throne of Britain, Prince Charles.

Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the heir to the headship of the House of Austria-Est and is sixth in line to the throne of Belgium. In 2014, he married Elisabetta von Wolkenstein who he welcomed a child with, two years later.

Elizabeth II is the is the first daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth and is the current Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth nations. She has four children, one of whom is her heir, Prince Charles of Wales who was married to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein, nicknamed “Prince Wence,” is the son of Prince Philip Erasmus of Liechtenstein and Isabelle de L’Arbre de Malander from Belgium . He is second in line for the throne of one of Europe’s richest monarchs. He has been in the spotlight for dating Victoria's Secret model, Adriana Lima.

Queen Raina Al-Abdullah is the queen consort of Jordan and is married to King Abdullah II of Jordan. She is best known for being an advocate for community empowerment, health, education and cross-cultural dialogue.

Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall, is a member of the Great Britain royal family through her marriage to Charles, Prince of Wales, who happens to be the heir apparent of the British throne. She replaced Diana as his wife after her death.

Mohammed VI became the King of Morocco after the death of his father, King Hassan II in 1999. His reign has been the subject of many controversies, some of which include, his legitimacy as king and the pardoning of almost 50 jailed Spaniards, which he later revoked.

Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York is the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Princess Sarah Ferguson of York. She is ninth in line for the throne of England and currently works for an art gallery in London.

Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark is the son of King Constantine II of Greece and Queen Anne-Marie of Denmark. After the Greek monarchy was abolished, his father was deposed, making the prince only royal in title.

Princess Ameerah bint Aidan bin Nayef Al-Taweel Al-Otaiba is a Saudi Arabian princess and daughter of Aidan bin Nayef Al-Taweel Al-Otaibi. She is the Vice Chairperson of the Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation and chairperson of Time Entertainment.

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Duke of Värmland is the only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. He is fourth in the line of succession and is married to Princess Sofia who he has two sons with. He is often listed as one of the hottest royal monarchs in the world.

Lady Amelia Sophia Theodora Mary Margaret Windsor is the daughter of George Windsor, Earl of St. Andrews and Sylvana Windsor, Countess of St. Andrews. She is currently 37th in line for the throne and has often been called the hottest member of the British royal family.

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is the queen consort of King Willem-Alexander, Netherlands. The two met at the Seville Spring Fair in 1999 and just a few years later, they were married. The couple has three children together, all of whom are daughters.

King Kgosi Leruo Molotlegi became the King of the Royal Bafokeng Nation (South Africa) after succeeding his brother in 2000. He is also the Director of the Royal Bafokeng Resources and the President of the Mineral Rights Association of Indigenous People of South Africa.

Pierre Rainer Stefano Casiraghi is the son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover (the daughter of Grace Kelly and Rainier III, Prince of Monaco) and Stefano Casiraghi. He is currently the seventh in the line to the Monegasque throne and is married to journalist Beatrice Borromeo.

Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales, better known as Prince Harry, is the second son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and is sixth in line for the throne of Britain. After being involved in many scandals, the British Army Officer settled down and is soon to be married to actress Meghan Markle.

Queen Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano is the Queen of Spain and wife of Felipe VI. The former news journalist and anchor married the prince in 2004 and just 10 years later, after the abdication of her father-in-law, Juan Carlos, they became king and queen of Spain.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, who is second in line to become the King of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth states. The two attended the University of St. Andrew and later got married in 2011 at Westminster Abbey.

Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York is the older daughter of Prince Andrew of York and Sarah Furguson, Duchess of York and is eigth in line for the throne of England.

Norodom Sihamoni is the son of King Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Norodom Monineath and is the current King of Cambodia. He is also the UNESCO ambassador as well as a classical dance instructor.

Tupou VI is the King of Tonga and the younger brother and successor of King George Tupou V, as he had no legitimate children to inherit the throne. He is married to his second cousin and together, the two have three children and two grandchildren. Before his ascension, he served as the country’s High Commissioner to Australia.

Prince Sébastien Henri Marie Guillaume of Luxembourg is the fifth and youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. He is sixth in line for the throne and is also a member of the Royal Military Army.

Prince Haji Abdul Azim of Brunei, better known as Prince Azim, is the son of His Majesty Hassanal Bolkiah and Pengiran Isteri Hajah Mariam and is third in line for the throne. He is known for throwing lavish parties, whose guests include Mariah Carey, Diana Ross and Joan Collins.

Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan, is the eldest son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko and heir apparent to the Chrysanthemum Throne. He is expected to succeed his father in April 2019, which will make him the 126th member of the dynasty.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge the eldest son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales. He is second in line to the British throne after his father. He is married to Catherine Middleton who he just had his third child with.

Princess Victoria Ingrid Alice Desiree is the Duchess of Vastergotland and eldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia Sommerlath. She is the heir to the Swedish throne and she will be the fourth queen regnant of Sweden since 1720.

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the UAE, better known as Fazza, is the Crown Prince of Dubai and second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's and Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, the senior wife of Mohammed. He is an equestrian who is known for skydiving and writing poetry.

Henri Albert Gabriel Felix Marie Guillaume is the current Grand Duke of Luxembourg and is the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean and Princess Josephine of Belgium. He married his wife in 1981 and together, the two have five children.

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the reigning Druk Gyalpo (Dragon King) of the Kingdom of Bhutan. After his father, Jigme Singye Wangchuck renounced the throne, he became king in 2006. He is the first of his father’s children and has nine siblings.

Prince Daniel of Sweden, Duke of Västergötland is the husband of Crown Princess Victoria. Before marrying the princess, he was a personal trainer who ran a company of gyms in Stockholm.

Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland is the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. She is the seventh in the line of succession to the Swedish throne. She and her financier husband have three children; two daughters and a son.

Charles, Prince of Wales is the Heir apparent to the British throne and the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is also the father of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, whom he had with Lady Diana Spencer.

Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana is the only daughter of King Vajiralongkorn and Sujarinee Vivacharawongse. She is also the youngest daughter of her parents, who later split up two years after getting married.

King Mswati III of Swaziland is the son of King Sobhuza II and one of his wives, Ntombi Tfwala. He currently has fifteen wives and although he has brought political transformation, he lives a very lavish lifestyle which has led to both local and international criticism.

Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg is the only daughter of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. She is also the sister of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Prince Louis, Prince Felix and Prince Sebastian. She is known for her journalism work in the Middle East and helping refugees.

Qaboos bin Said al Said is the son of Said bin Taimur and became the Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father in the Omani coup d’état of 1970. He is the longest serving Arab leader and is known for his philanthropic acts.

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