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HM King Mohammad Zahir Shah passed away in the Summer of 2007 / Heir: HRH Crown Prince Ahmed Shah Khan
HM King Leka I / HRH Crown Prince Leka II
HM Leka I passed away on Nove. 30, 2011
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|Bahamas - Barbados HM Queen Elizabeth II / Heir: HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales|
HM King Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa / Heir: HH Crown Prince Shaikh Sulman bin Hamad al-Khalifa
HM King Albert II / Heir: HRH Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant
|The Kingdom of Bhutan HM King Jigme Singye Wangchuck / Heir: HRH Dasho Kesar Jigme Wangchuk|
HIRH the Prince Don Luiz de Orleans e Bragança
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah,
HM King Simeon II, elected Prime Minister 2001 / Heir: HRH Crown Prince Kardám, Prince of Tirnovo
HRH Crown Princess Rose Paula Iribagiza / Heir: Prince Charles Muhirwa
HM King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia
HM King Ahmed Fouad II
Ethiopia Imperial Family
HIH Crown Prince Zera Yacob Amha-Selassie
The Royal House: HRH Prince Henri Philippe Pierre Marie d'Orléans, Comte de Paris, "de jure" King of France
A Competing Royal House: HRH Prince Luis Alfonso Gonzalo Víctor Manuel Marco de Borbón y Martínez-Bordiú, Duke of Anjou, Duke of Bourbon and Duke of Touraine / Heir presumptive: HM King Carlos I of Spain
The Imperial House: HIH Prince Charles Napoléon / Heir: HIH Prince Jean-Christophe Louis Ferdinand Albéric Napoléon
HRHPrince Nugzar Bagration Gruzinsky
Eduard Julius Ernst August Erdmann, Duke of Anhalt
HDGH Maximilian Andreas Friedrich Gustav Ernst August Bernhard, Grand Duke of Baden / Designated Heir: Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden
HRH Duke Franz von Bayern / Heir: HRH Prince Max-Emanuel Ludwig Maria Herzog in Bayern, Duke in Bavaria
HRH Prince Ernst August V / Heir: HRH Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
HM King Constantine II of the Hellenes / Heir: HRH Crown Prince Pavlos
HRH Prince Quentin Kuhio KAWANANAKOA
Too many to keep track. See below:
HIH Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi
HRH Prince Ra'ad, Head of the Royal Family
HRH Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Duke of Savoy / Heir: HRH Prince Aimone, Duke of Apulia
HRH Prince Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, Duke of Savoy / Heir: HRH Prince Emanuel Filiberto, Prince of Venice (Picture)
HRH Archduke Sigismund, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Parma: HRH Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma and Piacenza
Heir: HRH Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma,
Prince of Piacenza, Duke of Madrid
HIH Prince Lee Ku.
(While the direct royal lineage has ended, there are four surviving cousins of Lee Ku. They include the two sons of King Uichin, the son of Emperor Gojong and the brother of King Yeongchin from a different mother). Prince Yi Seok´s claim to the long dormant throne follows the death of the older relative.
HH Emir Sabah IV AI.Asmad AI-Jaber AI-Sabah
HRH Crown Prince Sayyid Muhammad bin Sayyid Hasan ar-Rida al-Mahdi as-Sanussi
|HM Al-Wathiqu Billah Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, reigning elected Head of State (King) for five years. |
HIH Count Maximilian von Goetzen-Iturbide, Prince Imperial of Mexico, Prince of Iturbide, Count of Goetzen/ Heir: HIH Prince Fernando
HMSH Prince Albert II, b. 14 March 1958; succeeded 6 April 2005, on the death of his father, Prince Rainier III.
MaroccoHM Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan / Heir: HRH Prince Moulay Hassan,
HM Queen Beatrix / Heir: HRH Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange
King Tuheitia Paki, Māori King,
HM Harald V / Heir: HRH Crown Prince Haakon,
HRH Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança / Heir: HRH Prince Dom Afonso, Prince of Beira
HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani / Heir: HH Tameem Bin Hamad Al Thani,Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani became the new Emir of the State of Qatar on June 26, 1995, continuing the rule of the Al-Thani family that began nearly two centuries ago.
HIH Grand Duchess Maria Wladimirovna
/Heir: HIH Grand Duke George Mikhailovich
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS: HM Queen Elizabeth II / Heir: HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales
SAINT LUCIA: HM Queen Elizabeth II / Heir: HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GREADINES: HM Queen Elizabeth II / Heir: HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales
SOLOMON ISLANDS: HM Queen Elizabeth II / Heir: HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales
His Majesty King Kgosi Leruo T. Molotlegi
HM King Zwelonke Sigcawu - Xhosa
His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu
King Kgosi Leruo T. Molotlegi
King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu
HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX)
Heir: HRH Crown Prince Mah Vajiralongkorn
King Siaosi Tupou V / dies in Hong Kong, aged 63 on March 18, 2012 Heir presumptive: Prince 'Aho'eitu 'Unuaki'otonga Tuku'aho, Crown Prince
H.I.H. Osman Bayezid Osmanoglu
Bunyoro-Kitara: HM King Solomon Gafabusa Iguru
Buganda: HM Kabaka Rodney Muwenda Mutebi II
Busoga: His Royal Highness Isebantu Kyabazinga ()
Toro: HM King Oyo Nyimba Kabambaiguru Rukidi IV
HRH Crown Prince Alexander / Heir: HRH Hereditary Prince Peter
Royalty in Indonesia
The Dutch Colonial Government in the past respected and referred to the authorities of those two principalities in carrying out their autonomous self government, arranged under a political contract. When the Indonesian independence was proclaimed the ruler of both principalities, the Sultan of Yogyakarta and Prince of Regent of Pakualaman declared a statement that Yogyakarta Sultanate and Pakualaman Regency became part of the Republic of Indonesia. Those two regions were unified to form the Special Region of Yogyakarta and the Sultan of Yogyakarta to be the Governor and the Prince of Regent of Pakualaman as the vice-governor, both were responsible for the president of the Republic of Indonesia. The special Region of Yogyakarta was formally formed after the independence war ended and legalized with the Aug 3, 1950.
The Republic of Indonesia is a group of islands located in the Indian and Pacific oceans near Southeast Asia. It is the world's largest archipelago (island group), with around 13,670 islands, more than half of which are uninhabited.
There were many Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms in early Indonesia. By the end of the 13th century, Islamic kingdoms had also been established, and over the next few centuries Islam slowly spread through the islands.
In the 16th century, European traders began gaining influence in Indonesia, and eventually the Dutch took control. Indonesia came to be called the Dutch East Indies. It remained a colony of theNetherlands until 1949, when it gained independence. Its first two presidents, Sukarno and Suharto, became dictators, but more recently Indonesia has been moving toward true democracy.
There are over 230 million people in Indonesia. Approximately 88 percent are Muslim, making it the world's largest Islamic country. It is also the fourth most populous country in the world (after China, India, and the United States).
Indonesia is ethnically diverse. Although the official language is Bahasa Indonesia, a form of Malay, many other languages are spoken, including Dutch, English, and local dialects such as Javanese. More than half of all Indonesians live on the island of Java, where the capital city of Jakarta is located.
The former Indonesian province of East Timor, made up of islands at the eastern end of the archipelago, became an independent republic in 2002. Indonesia and East Timor are not monarchies, but traditional leaders still have influence.
The Largest Indonesian Islands
The Indonesian province of Irian Jaya occupies the western half of the world's second largest island, New Guinea. The eastern half of the island belongs to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea. Indonesia also owns 75 percent of the world's third largest island, Borneo, which Indonesians call Kalimantan. The rest of Borneo belongs to Brunei and Malaysia. Other large Indonesian islands include Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Java.
ISKS Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X is the reigning Sultan of Jogjakarta and he acts as a Governor for the Special Region of Yogyakarta which is politically independent from the Federal Authority of Jakarta. He will be re-elected every five years. A principality within the state of Jogjakarta lies Kadipaten Paku Alaman