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Countries that have a king or a queen (or a prince)

 Posted by , July 31, 2011 at 19:14:17 :: General

What countries have a king or queen?

Here is a list of the Monarchies around the World:

Africa

- Lesotho: Constitutional Monarchy - Ceremonial Monarch: King Letsie III
- Morocco: Constitutional Monarchy - Active Monarch: King Mohammed VI
- Swaziland: Absolute Monarchy - Active Monarch: King Mswati III

Asia

- Bhutan: Constitutional Monarchy - Active Monarch: King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck
- Brunei: Constitutional Monarchy - Active Monarch: Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah
- Cambodia: Constitutional Monarchy - Ceremonial Monarch: King Norodom Sihamoni
- Japan: Constitutional Monarchy - Ceremonial Monarch: Emperor Akihito
- Malaysia: Constitutional Monarchy - Active Monarch: Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah
- Thailand: Constitutional Monarchy - Ceremonial Monarch: King Bhumibol Adulyadej

The Wat Phra Kaew (on the right) inside the Grand Palace, with the Phra Siratana Chedi (middle), followed by the Phra Mondop and the Prasat Phra Dhepbidorn (the Royal Pantheon). The Hor Phra Naga on the left. Grand Palace, Bangkok.


Asia-Pacific

- Tonga: Constitutional Monarchy - Active Monarch: King George Tupou V

Europe

- Andorra: Constitutional Diarchy - The President of the French Republic and the Bishop of Urgell, Catalan Countries, are de facto princes of Andorra. The current princes are Nicolas Sarkozy and Joan Enric Vives Sicilia.
- Belgium: Constitutional Monarchy - Ceremonial Monarch: King Albert II
- Denmark: Constitutional Monarchy - Ceremonial Monarch: Queen Margarethe II
- Liechtenstein: Constitutional Monarchy - Active Monarch: Prince Hans Adam II
- Luxembourg: Constitutional Monarchy - Ceremonial Monarch: Grand Duke Henri
- Monaco: Constitutional Monarchy - Active Monarch: Prince Albert II
- Netherlands: Constitutional Monarchy - Ceremonial Monarch: Queen Beatrix
- Norway: Constitutional Monarchy - Ceremonial Monarch: King Harald V
- Spain: Constitutional Monarchy - Ceremonial Monarch: King Juan Carlos I
- Sweden: Constitutional Monarchy - Ceremonial Monarch: King Carl Gustaf XVI
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Constitutional Monarchy - Ceremonial Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II

Buckingham Palace, London


Middle East

- Bahrain: Constitutional Monarchy - Active Monarch: King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa
- Jordan: Constitutional Monarchy - Active Monarch: King Abdullah II
- Kuwait: Constitutional Monarchy - Active Monarch: Emir Sabah Al-Ahmed Al Jaber Al-Sabah
- Oman: Absolute Monarchy - Active Monarch: Sultan Oabus ibn Sa'id
- Qatar: Absolute Monarchy - Active Monarch: Emir Sheik Hamad ibn Khalifa al-Thani
- Saudi Arabia: Absolute Monarchy - Active Monarch: King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud
- United Arab Emirates: Although the UAE has a constitution and a president, it is neither a constitutional monarchy nor a republic. It is a federation of seven monarchies, whose rulers retain absolute power within their emirates - President: Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Others

Some countries are Constitutional Monarchies with Ceremonial Monarchs outside of the country. Most of them are former British colonies and are both a Parliamentary Democracy and a Constitutional Monarchy:

- Antigua and Barbuda
- Australia
- Bahamas
- Barbados
- Belize
- Canada
- Grenada
- Jamaica
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Solomon Islands
- Tuvalu

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