10 Most Well-known Royal Families Of The World

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Updated on 2 Jun, 2018 at 7:09 pm


“In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.” Among thousands of royal families across the world, here we are fetching a list of top 10 well-known families. Have a look!

1. The Royal Family of Netherlands

The monarchy of Netherlands was approved in 1815 during the Congress of Vienna and it is regulated by the members of House of Orange-Nassau. This royal family was founded after the marriage of Claudia of Chalon-Orange of France and Hendrik III of Nassau-Breda. Currently headed by Queen Beatrix, her son Prince Willem Alexander is the next heir to the throne. The monarch is an essential part of the government of Netherlands and speaks with one voice to implement any rule in the country.


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2. The Royal Family of Belgium


Founded on November 22, 1830, as a constitutional monarchy by the National Congress of Belgium, this royal family is currently being governed by King Albert II. Far away from the religious and ideological considerations, the king is believed as the supreme authority of Belgium’s administrative and political matters. Apart from the other European royal families, the monarch of Belgium is throned only after taking a constitutional oath, whereas other countries follow the maxim of abdication.


top 10 royal families of the world - The Royal Family of Belgium


3. Royal Family of Liechtenstein

Cuddled between Switzerland and Austria, this monarchy has changed Liechtenstein into an industrial powerhouse. It is counted among one of the oldest royal families of Europe and possesses the parliamentary democracy under the constitutive monarchy. This royal family is currently being headed by Prince Hans-Adam II, son of Franz Joseph II and Countess Georgina von Wilczek.


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4. The Royal Family of Morocco

Comprising the complete authority over Morocco’s government, the world famous monarchy of Morocco is also known for the significant contribution of King Hassan II  for peace in the Middle East. The king of Morocco is believed as the direct descendant of the prophet Mohammad and any type of unfavorable remark on the monarchy is considered as blasphemy. In July 1999, Mohammed VI was crowned as the king and since then he has been known as the “King of the poor” and “The King of Cool“.


top 10 royal families of the world - The Royal Family of Morocco


5. Thailand’s Royal Family

Protector of Buddhist faith in Thailand, this royal family has witnessed nine kings ever from its inception. Currently, this family is being governed by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who is also credited with the “World’s longest reigning current monarch” (ruling since June 9, 1946). This family is considered as a strong pillar for the prosperity of Thailand.


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6. Royal Family of Bahrain

Ruled by the notable al Khalifa dynasty since 1783, this constitutional monarchy is now governed by Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the firebrand of democratic transformations. While Bahrain has a democratically voted parliament, the King’s decision is regarded as the eventual and no one can trespass it.


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7. Jordan’s Royal Family

A significant component of Jordan’s soul, The Hashemite royal family was established in 1921. This family is credited for the institutional groundwork for heightening the modern Jordan and also for its significant contribution in enhancing the democratic legitimacy. The current monarch of this family is Abdullah II, who was crowned on February 7, 1999, after the passing away of his father, King Hussein.


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8. The Royal Family of Saudi Arabia

Founded by Abdul Aziz ibn Saud in 1932, the king of this royal family constitutes the absolute political power within Saudi Arabia. Because of its theocratic principle, the monarchy of Saudi Arabia is often referred to as dictators but its salient contribution in international economy is really admirable.


top 10 royal families of the world - Royal Family of Saudi Arabia


9. The Royal Family of Brunei

Mama Mia! Here comes the bigwig of international market of crude oils and gases. Presently, Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei is the head of this family and also the first Prime Minister of Brunei Darussalam. Monarchy of Brunei is considered as the protector of faith and integrity.


top 10 royal families of the world - Royal Family of Brunei


10. British Royal Family

Currently headed by Queen Elizabeth II, the royal family of Britain is one of the most celebrated families in the world. However, this family has no role in government affairs but it contributes a lot to worldwide public engagements. After the mystical death of Princess Diana, this family was massively spotlighted by the international media. Later, the marriage of Prince Charles and Camila Parker also became an international gossip. It again came into the spotlight after the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child – a boy – who is third in line to the throne and would one day become king.


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