From the throne of Greece and Denmark to the Kingdoms of the Middle East, we’ve compiled a list of 13 eligible royals worth watching.
Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark, 19
Born in 1998, the modern royal is the youngest on this list. A member of the Greek royal family, he is the second child and eldest son of Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, making him the second in the line of succession. The Greek royal family has since been abolished, but he will still be granted his title (his grandparent Constatine II and Anne-Marie of Denmark were the last official monarchs). Currently studying at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., Prince Constantine is also the godson of Prince Williams, future King of England.
Hussein, Crown Prince of Jordan, 24
The son of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, the 24-year-old Crown Prince’s lineage is extremely royal. He is the 42nd generation direct-descendant of Muhammad, belonging to the Hashemite family. When he was just 20 years of age, the Crown Prince became the youngest chairperson at a UN Security Council Session. His global debut was in September of 2017, when he addressed a UN General Assembly! Currently, between international visits and royal duties, Hussein serves as a second lieutenant for the Jordanian Armed Forces.
Prince Joachim of Belgium, 26
Prince Joachim, the Prince of Belgium, is currently ninth in line to the Belgian throne. His lineage is extremely blue blooded, his roots tracing back to the royal houses of Austria, Belgium, Italy, France, Sweden, England, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Denmark. In 2010, the young man voluntarily enlisted into the training course of the Belgian army. Today, he is an officer of the Belgian Navy.
Prince Mateen of Brunei, 26
Although Prince Mateen is the 10th of the 12 children of the Sultan of Brunei, the young bachelor has made his mark on both the polo field and his very active social media account. A graduate of the King’s College London and the University of London, Mateen is titled His Royal Highness. His IG account is #blessed goals, with the young royal millennial posting everything from his royal duties to riding horses shirtless on the beach.
Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, 27
Styled with the title Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, she is the fourth child and only daughter of the Grand Duke Henry and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. Often seen accompanying her father on his royal visits, the Princess is fifth in the line of succession. She holds a master’s degree in interreligious studies from the Irish School of Ecumenics. The young princess’ resume is also quite impressive, having worked as a journalist in the Middle East, interning at the Security Council of the United Nations, and as a volunteer in helping refugees.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York, 29 and 28
The two young daughters of Prince Andrew (the youngest son of the Queen of England) have had their share of global publicity. 8th and 9th in the line of succession to the English throne, they are often seen at royal events or with their cousins, William and Harry, during family milestones (most recently at the baptism of Prince Louis). Often noted for their fashion choices (for better or for worse), the two princesses are also highly regarded because of their charitable efforts.
Princess Sirivannari Nariratana of Thailand, 31
Princess Sirivannari has more than her royal good looks (Forbes named her one of the 20 Hottest Royals in 2008) to offer. The only daughter of King Vajiralongkorn and Sujarinee Vivacharawongse is also a professional badminton player. She represented her country in the 23rd South East Asian Games in the Philippines in 2005, where she brought home the gold medal. The Thailand Masters, a badminton tournament that debuted in 2015 was named in her honor. In addition, French couturier Pierre Balmain invited her to present her fashion designs with him on the Paris runways in 2007.
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Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark, 32
Born to King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece during their exile in London in 1986, Prince Philippos prefers a life away from the limelight. The youngest of four children, Philippos was named after his paternal cousin, Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Despite the abolishment of the Greek royal family, they were allowed to keep their titles. Philippos’ official title is His Royal Highness Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark. He currently lives in New York as an analyst at Ortelius Capital, an investment group focusing on hedge funds and private equity.
Prince Albert von Thurn Und Taxis, 35
Prince Albert von Thurn Und Taxis is part of the House of Thurn und Taxis, a German royal family with a fortune that originates from their ancestor, Leonard von Taxis, postmaster general from the Holy Roman Empire. Albert came into media attention after his father passed away in 1990, when he became one of the world’s youngest billionaires with a fortune of $3.5 billion. Apart from running the family businesses (they operate one of the oldest German breweries, amongst other things), the University of Edinburgh graduate is also a racecar driver for Lamborghini.
Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, 35
Often referred as her stage name, Theodora Greece, the royal is a professional actress and ninth in line of succession to the now-abolished Greek throne. She is the youngest daughter of Constantine II and Anne-Marie of Denmark, and has found her calling in show business, with over 14 titles in her filmography. In 2010, she moved to California to pursue her dream, debuting in the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful in 2011.
Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the UAE, 38
Listed in 2008 by Forbes magazine as number 17 of the 20 Hottest Young Royals in the world, the young Sheikha from the United Arab Emirates is also a karate professional. In the 2006 Asian Games, Maitha won the silver medal at the Women’s Over 60 Kilograms karate competition. She also participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics, representing the UAE in the taekwondo 67 kg category for women.
Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein, 44
Prince Wenzeslaus, nicknamed Prince Wenze, is the son of Prince Philip of Erasmus and Liechtenstein and Isabelle de L’Arbre de Malander. He is also the nephew of reigning sovereign Fürst Hans Adam II. Apart from being a prince, he is also the Count of Rietberg. He is the middle of three brothers. Wenze was the focus of all major society columns in New York City when he started dating Victoria’s Secret supermodel Adriana Lima a few years ago!