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Harewood House

The Honourable Jeremy Lascelles

8 January 2021
The contemporary British royal family has grown many branches in its family tree since the beginning of the Windsor era. While those in the main line of succession have captured the attention of avid royalists globally, the little-known branches of this tree are also worth review. As great-grandson to King George V, the Honourable Jeremy […]
Malaysia Royalty

Abdullah of Pahang, King of Malaysia

27 December 2020
Malaysia has an extraordinary approach to monarchy, and Abdullah of Pahang is an extraordinary monarch ruling in extraordinary times. A series of political crises have rocked the south-east Asian country throughout 2020 against the backdrop of a global pandemic that has expounded the island nation’s hardships, forcing the king to take up a role that […]
Princess Marie-Chantal

Sheikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Thani and other contemporary royals rejecting the status quo

24 December 2020
While most news outlets these days are dominated by reports of the more prominent royal family members internationally, there exists a growing number of contemporary regal relatives who are carving out non-traditional pathways to success. Amongst these modern monarchs are several influential athletes, like Qatari racing royal Sheikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Thani; leading fashion […]
Bhutan Royal Palace

Dragon King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan

21 December 2020
Bhutan is a tiny, mountainous country on the southern slopes of the Himalayas, bordering India to the south, east, and west, and Chinese Tibet to the north. Its latest census found it to have a population of just 672,425 people, but it is nevertheless home to one of the most intriguing royals of modern times, […]
Royalty in UK

Princess Margaret

17 December 2020
Princess Margaret was a singular and revolutionary royal, whose uncensored, rebellious, and often tragic life provided a sharp contrast to that of her more guarded sister, Queen Elizabeth II. The subject of immense media scrutiny, she was one of the first royals to be the target of the sort of salacious tabloid meddling that so […]
Vatican City

Pope Francis

15 December 2020
Perhaps the world’s most intriguing and complex royalty resides in the planet’s smallest nation: the Vatican City, over which Pope Francis reigns as absolute monarch. The Vatican actually presided over most of the Italian peninsula for almost 1,000 years as the Papal State, until almost all of its land including Rome was conquered by the […]
Tonga Royal Palace

King Tupou VI of Tonga

11 December 2020
King Tupou VI of Tonga helms one of the world’s earliest monarchies in the world. Despite ascending to the role relatively recently, King Tupou has had a great influence on elevating Tonga’s voice internationally on important issues such as marine conservation and climate change. Recognised as a unique nation in the Pacific, Tonga maintains a […]

Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

10 December 2020
The world’s only remaining sovereign grand duchy presides in the small European nation of Luxembourg. Although small in land size, this country’s influence on the global scale has seen it rise to become one of the key actors in the administration of European justice and finance. Embodying all of this significant international authority, Grand Duke […]
EMPEROR NARUHITO

Emperor Naruhito of Japan

4 December 2020
Emperor Naruhito of Japan sits at the head of the world’s oldest continuous monarchy. The Chrysanthemum Throne has, according to Japanese legend, reigned over the island nation since it was founded in 660BC, and its current occupant is the 126th monarch of the land, an astonishing achievement when one considers the fact that Queen Elizabeth […]
Sheikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Thani

Sheikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Thani

30 November 2020
The modern world requires modern hobbies, and the brother of the Qatari Emir, Sheikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Thani, has certainly embraced all that motorcars have to offer. Of all the world’s royals, few have taken to modern life with the same tenacity as Qatar’s ruling family, the Al Thani’s. Holding the throne of the […]
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