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The Royal Houses

Reigning

State Monarch Since House Heir Succession
Belgium Belgium King Philippe 21 July 2013 Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant Line of succession
Denmark Denmark Queen Margrethe II 14 January 1972 Glücksburg Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark Line of succession
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Prince Hans-Adam II 13 November 1989 Liechtenstein Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein Line of succession
Luxembourg Luxembourg Grand Duke Henri 7 October 2000 Bourbon-Parma Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg Line of succession
Monaco Monaco Prince Albert II 6 April 2005 Polignac-Grimaldi Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco Line of succession
Netherlands The Netherlands King Willem-Alexander 30 April 2013 Orange-Nassau Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange Line of succession
Norway Norway King Harald V 17 January 1991 Glücksburg Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway Line of succession
Spain Spain King Felipe VI 19 June 2014 Bourbon Leonor, Princess of Asturias Line of succession
Sweden Sweden King Carl XVI Gustaf 15 September 1973 Bernadotte Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden Line of succession
United Kingdom United Kingdom King Charles III 8 September 2022 Windsor William, Prince of Wales Line of succession

Non reigning

State Head Since House Heir Succession
Albania Albania Crown Prince Leka II 30 November 2011 Zogu Skender Zogu Line of succession
Anhalt Prince Eduard 9 October 1963 Ascania Line of succession
Austria-Hungary Austria-Hungary Archduke Karl 1 January 2007 Habsburg-Lorraine Archduke Ferdinand Line of succession
Grand Duchy of Baden Baden Margrave Bernhard 29 December 2022 Baden Hereditary Prince Leopold Line of succession
Kingdom of Bavaria Bavaria Duke Franz 8 July 1996 Wittelsbach Prince Max Line of succession
Empire of Brazil Brazil (Disputed) Prince Bertrand 15 July 2022 Orléans-Braganza Prince Antônio Line of succession
Prince Pedro Carlos 27 December 2007 Prince Pedro Thiago
Kingdom of Bulgaria Bulgaria King Simeon II 28 August 1943 Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Prince Boris Line of succession
France (Legitimist) Prince Louis 30 January 1989 Bourbon Prince Louis Line of succession
France France (Orléanist) Prince Jean 21 January 2019 Orléans Prince Gaston Line of succession
France France (Bonapartist) Prince Jean Christophe 3 May 1997 Bonaparte Prince Louis Line of succession
Kingdom of Greece Greece Crown Prince Pavlos 10 January 2023 Glücksburg Hereditary Prince Constantine Alexios Line of succession
Kingdom of Hanover Hanover
Duchy of Brunswick Brunswick
Prince Ernst August 9 December 1987 Hanover Hereditary Prince Ernst August Line of succession
Hesse and by Rhine
Hesse-Kassel
Landgrave Donatus 23 May 2013 Hesse Hereditary Prince Moritz Line of succession
Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld Landgrave Wilhelm 17 November 1954 Hesse Prince Wilhelm Line of succession
Hohenzollern Prince Karl Friedrich 16 September 2010 Hohenzollern Hereditary Prince Alexander Line of succession
Kingdom of Italy Italy (Disputed) Prince Aimone 1 June 2021 Savoy Prince Umberto Line of succession
Prince Vittorio Emanuele 18 March 1983 Prince Emanuele Filiberto
Lippe (disputed) Prince Stephan 20 August 2015 Lippe Hereditary Prince Bernhard Line of succession
Prince Friedrich Wilhelm 15 June 1990 Prince Ernst August
Mecklenburg Duke Borwin 26 January 1996 Mecklenburg Duke Alexander Line of succession
Modena Archduke Lorenz 7 February 1996 Habsburg-Lorraine Archduke Amedeo Line of succession
Kingdom of Montenegro Montenegro Crown Prince Nicholas 24 March 1986 Petrović-Njegoš Hereditary Prince Boris Line of succession
Oldenburg Duke Christian 20 September 2014 Holstein-Gottorp Duke Alexander Line of succession
Duchy of Parma Parma Duke Carlos 18 August 2010 Bourbon-Parma Prince Carlos Line of succession
Portugal Portugal Duke Duarte Pio 24 December 1976 Braganza Prince Afonso Line of succession
Kingdom of Prussia Prussia
German Empire German Empire
Prince Georg Friedrich 26 September 1994 Hohenzollern Prince Carl Friedrich Line of succession
Reuss Prince Heinrich XIV 20 June 2012 Reuss Hereditary Prince Heinrich XXIX Line of succession
Kingdom of Romania Romania (Disputed) Prince Carol Frederic 5 December 2017 Hohenzollern Hereditary Prince Alexandru Line of succession
Margareta 5 December 2017 Princess Elena
Russia Russia (Disputed) Prince Alexis Andreevich 28 November 2021 Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov Prince Peter Andreevich Line of succession
Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna 21 April 1992 Grand Duke George Mikhailovich
Prince Nikolai Kirillovich (Karl Emich) 1 June 2013 Leiningen Prince Emich
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Prince Andreas 23 January 1998 Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Hereditary Prince Hubertus Line of succession
Saxe-Meiningen Duke Konrad 4 October 1984 Saxe-Meiningen None Line of succession
Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Prince Michael 14 October 1988 Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Prince Wilhelm Ernst Line of succession
Kingdom of Saxony Saxony (Disputed) Prince Daniel 6 October 2012 Wettin, Albertine Line Prince Gero Line of succession
Margrave Alexander 23 July 2012 Gessaphe Prince Georg
Schaumburg-Lippe Prince Alexander 28 August 2003 Schaumburg-Lippe Hereditary Prince Heinrich Donatus Line of succession
Schleswig-Holstein Prince Ferdinand 27 September 2023 Glücksburg Prince Alfred Line of succession
Tuscany Archduke Sigismund 18 June 1993 Habsburg-Lorraine Grand Prince Leopold Amadeo Line of succession
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies Two Sicilies (Disputed) Prince Pedro 5 October 2015 Bourbon-Two Sicilies Prince Jaime Line of succession
Prince Carlo 20 March 2008
Waldeck and Pyrmont Prince Wittekind 30 November 1967 Waldeck Prince Carl Anton Line of succession
Kingdom of Württemberg Württemberg Duke Wilhelm 7 June 2022 Württemberg Duke Eberhard Line of succession
Yugoslavia Crown Prince Alexander 3 November 1970 Karađorđević Hereditary Prince Philip Line of succession