Monarchs of the World

Current as of January 22nd 2015

In Order of Date of Accession to the Throne


  • UNITED KINGDOM - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1952- )

  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1952- )*

  • AUSTRALIA - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1952- )

  • THE BAHAMAS - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1952- )*

  • BARBADOS - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1952- ) *

  • BELIZE - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1952- ) *

  • CANADA - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1952- )

  • GRENADA - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1952- ) *

  • JAMAICA - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1952- ) *

  • NEW ZEALAND - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1952- )

  • PAPUA NEW GUINEA - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1952- ) *

  • ST. KITTS AND NEVIS - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1952- ) *

  • SAINT LUCIA - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1952- ) *

  • ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1952- ) *

  • SOLOMON ISLANDS - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1952- ) *

  • TUVALU - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1952- ) *

  • BRUNEI DARUSSALAM - H.M. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzadin Waddaulah (1967- ) **

  • OMAN - H.M. Sultan Qabus bin Said (1970- )

  • DENMARK - H.M. Queen Margrethe II (1972- )

  • SWEDEN - H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf (1973- )

  • SWAZILAND - H.M. King Mswati III (1986- )

  • JAPAN - H.I.M. Emperor Akihito (1989- )

  • LIECHTENSTEIN - H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II (1989- )

  • NORWAY - H.M. King Harald V (1991- )

  • LESOTHO - H.M. King Letsie III (1996-)***

  • JORDAN - H.M. King Abdullah II (1999- )

  • BAHRAIN - H.H. Emir (now King) Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa (1999- )

  • MOROCCO - H.M. King Mohammed VI (1999- )

  • LUXEMBOURG - H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri (2000- )

  • CAMBODIA - H.M. King Norodom Sihamoni (2004- )

  • MONACO - H.S.H. Prince Albert II (2005- )

  • KUWAIT - H.H. Emir Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah (2006- )

  • BHUTAN - H.M. King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk (2006- )

  • MALAYSIA - H.M. Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) Tuanku al-Mu'tasimu Billah Muhib ud-din Alhaj Abdul Halim Muazzam Shah (Sultan of Kedah)(2011-)****

  • TONGA - H.M. King Ahoseitu Tupou VI (2012- )

  • NETHERLANDS - H.M. King Willem IV (Willem-Alexander) (2013- )

  • QATAR - H.H. Emir Tamim ibn Hamad al-Thani (2013-)

  • BELGIUM - H.M. King Philippe (I) (2013- )

  • SPAIN - H.M. King Felipe VI (2014- )

  • SAUDI ARABIA - H.M. King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz (2015- )

  • THAILAND - H.M. King Vajiralongkorn (2016- )(awaits formal proclamation)

    * Not independent at time of accession in 1952, but recognized H.M. Queen Elizabeth II as Sovereign
    ** Became fully sovereign and independent January 1st, 1984.
    ***Also reigned 1990-1995
    ****The Rulers of the states of Malaysia take turns as King, reigning for a period of 5 years or until their earlier deaths.The present King also reigned 1970-75.

    Others:


  • ANDORRA is a Principality, whose co-princes are the President of France and the Bishop of Urgel (Spain)

  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES is a federation of 7 emirates; the position of head of state rotates among the 7 emirs, one acting as President, another as Vice President(But these positions have never been held except by the Emirs of Abu Dhabi and Dubai respectively)

  • WESTERN SAMOA is sometimes described as a constitutional monarchy



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