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Countries With Monarchy – A List of World Royal Rulers States

The system of monarchy works in a peculiar way which is entirely different from other systems. In a monarchy, a leader of the group or a family often leads the state and rules the state till death. The person who rules is known as monarch. The monarch has every right to rule the country until his/her death, but they can pass on the leadership if the abdicate the throne to some other member of the family.

Power Distribution in Monarchy:

List of Countries With Monarchy
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In some cases, the monarch has all the powers of the country but in some system of the monarch the Monarch doesn’t have all the authorities, and there is a legislature or a committee that makes all the calls. In such cases, Monarch serves the purpose of symbolism and for religious affairs. The states often have one monarch, but there are some other states that also have two monarchs for example Andorra.

Countries With Monarchy

16 nations have Queen Elizabeth as they head of that state.

Sr. NoCountryMonarchType of Monarchy
1AndorraJoan Enric Vives I SicíliaConstitutional
2BahrainKing Hamad bin Isa al-KhalifaConstitutional
3BelgiumKing Philippe (2013)Constitutional
4BhutanJigme Khesar Namgyal WangchuckConstitutional
5BruneiSultan Haji Hassanal BolkiahConstitutional
6CambodiaKing Norodom SihamoniConstitutional
7DenmarkQueen Margrethe IIConstitutional
8JapanEmperor AkihitoConstitutional
9JordanKing Abdullah IIConstitutional
10KuwaitSabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (2006)Constitutional
11LesothoKing Letsie IIIConstitutional
12LiechtensteinPrince Hans Adam IIConstitutional
13LuxembourgGrand Duke HenriConstitutional
14MalaysiaAlmu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan BadlishahConstitutional
15MonacoPrince Albert IIConstitutional
16MoroccoKing Muhammad VIConstitutional
17NetherlandsKing Willem-AlexanderConstitutional
18NorwayKing Harald VConstitutional
19OmanSultan Qabus ibn Sa’idAbsolute
20QatarEmir Sheik Tamim ibn Hamad Al ThaniConstitutional
21SamoaTuiatua Tupua Tamasese EfiConstitutional
22Saudi ArabiaKing SalmanAbsolute
23SpainFelipe VIParliamentary
24SwazilandKing Mswati IIIAbsolute
25SwedenKing Carl XVI GustafConstitutional
26ThailandPrem Tinsulanonda, regentConstitutional
27TongaKing Tupou VIConstitutional
28United KingdomQueen Elizabeth IIConstitutional

The Commonwealth Realm:

Commonwealth realm is defined as a sovereign state which has Queen Elizabeth II as the head of the state. There are entire 53 commonwealth nations, but out of them 16 nations have Queen Elizabeth II as the head of the state, and the rest of the countries have their head of the state.

Down below is the list of countries that have Queen Elizabeth II as their head of the state.

CountryTitle of Queen
United KingdomElizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith
CanadaElizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
AustraliaElizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
New ZealandElizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of New Zealand and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
JamaicaElizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Jamaica and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
BarbadosElizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Barbados and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
BahamasElizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
GrenadaElizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Grenada and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
Papua New GuineaElizabeth the Second, Queen of Papua New Guinea and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
Solomon IslandsElizabeth the Second, Queen of Solomon Islands and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
TuvaluElizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Tuvalu and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
Saint LuciaElizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Saint Lucia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
Saint Vincent & the GrenadinesElizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
Antigua & BarbudaElizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Antigua and Barbuda and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
BelizeElizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Belize and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
St Kitts & NevisElizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Saint Christopher and Nevis and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth

European Monarchies

Andorra’s Monarchy:

Andorra became a co-principality when the count of Foix and the bishop of La Seu d’Urgell has an agreement to share the sovereignty of the state. The state now has a constitutional monarchy with Joan Enric Vives I Sicília as monarch and President is Emmanuel Macron.

Monarchy of Belgium:

Belgium became a kingdom after it’s independence from the United Kingdom and Leopold became the first king of the country. The current monarch is Philippe. In Belgium, the king is known as ‘King of Belgians.’

Monarchy of Denmark:

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The monarchy of Denmark has been ongoing from the 10th century. The current monarch of Denmark is Margrethe II. The areas of Fare Islands and Greenland are a part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and the title of the monarch is the same in these regions also.

Liechtenstein Monarchy

The monarch and the head of the state of Liechtenstein are Prince Regnant of Liechtenstein. It is the only the monarchy that still practices the agnatic primogeniture as the firstborn males are the only ones to inherit the throne.

Luxembourg Monarchy:

Since the year 1815, the country has been an independent Grand Duchy, and before that, it was in the United Kingdom of Netherlands. The current monarch of the state is Henri.

Monaco’s Monarch:

Since 1279 Monaco has been under the leadership of the House of Grimaldi and in between the years 1797 and 1814, Monaco was under the control of French. The current monarch is Albert the Second.

Netherlands:

After Belgium got independent back in 1831, the country formally became the Kingdom of Netherlands. The current monarch of Kingdom of Netherlands is Willem Alexander.

Norway and its Monarchy:

Norway became independent back in 872. It is one of the oldest monarchies in the world. In the year 1397, Norway became a part of Kalmar Union, and later on, it became a part of Denmark Norway. But later on, it became completely independent in the year 1905. The current monarch in the country is Harald V.

Monarchy of Spain:

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The monarchy of Spain was reformed in 1975, and Juan Carlos became the monarch and stayed the ruler till he abdicated the throne to his son Filipe VI who is the current monarch of Spain.

Sweden Monarch:

The history of Swedish monarchy can be traced back from the Danish from the semi-legendary kings before the 10th Century. The current monarchy is the House of Bernadotte, and it has been reigning since 1818. The current monarch of the country is Carl XVI Gustaf.

The United Kingdom and the Monarchs:

The monarch of the United Kingdom is also the monarch of the 16 Commonwealth realms. Queen Elizabeth the current monarch. But there has been a word about the discontinuing the monarchy as about 30% of the public state that the monarchy should end after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Vatican City Monarch:

Vatican city wasn’t independent till the 20th century. Later on, with the Lateran Treaty 1929, Kingdom of Italy agreed to recognize it as an independent state. The pope has the title of the King of the Ecclesiastical State.

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