Move Over, Queen Elizabeth: Meet Other Royal Families From Around the World

From Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s whirlwind courtship to Duchess Kate and Prince William’s wedding and Netflix’s The Crown, it’s glaringly evident that we have an obsession with Queen Elizabeth II and the Windsors. However, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge all of the other royals that reign around the world.

In total, there are 26 monarchies around the globe that rule in over 43 countries. Admittedly, some are more intriguing than others. However, many of these royal families still have some pretty fantastic stories to tell. Beyond Queen Elizabeth, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, here are some of the other royal families who slay around the world.


Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel on their wedding day.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel, Duke of Vastergotland | Jonas Ekstromer/Pool/Getty Images

Since Sweden is one of the few monarchies across the globe that allow female succession, Princess Victoria Ingrid Alice Desire will become Queen of Sweden once her father King Carl XVI Gustaf ends his reign.

The princess stirred up controversy when she married her trainer, who is now Prince Daniel, Duke of Vastergotland. The couple has two small children together.

It’s pretty legendary that the princess threw old marriage rules in the trash.

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