Ruling Royal Families Of Europe

Sophie Countess Of Wessex
Sophie Countess Of Wessex
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 24: Sophie Countess of Wessex arrives to attend the Easter Matins at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on April 24, 2011 in Windsor, England. The annual service attended by the Queen and members of the Royal Family is one of the last formal royal engagements before the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. (Credit: Chris Ison - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Mother and father of Crown Prince Alois,
Mother and father of Crown Prince Alois,
Mother and father of Crown Prince Alois, Marie of Liechtenstein (L) and Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein wave to the crowd during the parade in Vaduz 12 July 2006 during celebrations for the small Alpine principality's 200th anniversary. Hans-Adam II handed over the reins of power to his son in 2004. AFP PHOTO PETER KLAUNZER (Credit: Peter Klaunzer/AFP/Getty Images)
Crown Prince Alois And Princess Sophie Of Liechtenstein
Crown Prince Alois And Princess Sophie Of Liechtenstein
Vaduz, LIECHTENSTEIN: Crown Prince Alois, and Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein watch the parade in Vaduz 12 July 2006 during celebrations for the small Alpine principality's 200th anniversary. Prince Hans-Adam II handed over the reins of power to his son in 2004. (Credit: should read Peter Klaunzer/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
(credit: Simon Baker-Pool/Getty Images) The Duke (C) and Duchess (R) of Gloucester deliver a wreath for the tomb for the tomb of the late King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV at his state funeral on September 19, 2006 in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
Liechtenstein Royalty
Liechtenstein Royalty
NYMPHENBURG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 03: (L-R) Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein, Duchess Marie-Carolin von Wuerttemberg, Duchess Maria Anna in Bayern, her bridegroom Klaus Runow, Duke Max in Bayern, Duchess Helene in Bayern and Duchess Elisabeth in Bayern-Terberger pose prior to the bridal soiree at the Castle of Nymphenburg on September 3, 2007 in Munich, Germany. (Credit: Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
Belgium Royalty At Brussels Center for Fine Arts
Belgium Royalty At Brussels Center for Fine Arts
(FromL) Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Princess Astrid of Belgium, Queen Paola of Belgium, Prince Laurent (Back) of Belgium, Vice-President of China Popular Republic Xi Jinping, King Albert II of Belgium, Prince Philippe of Belgium, Princess Mathilde ofBelgium and Princess Maria-Laura of Belgium pose on October 8, 2009 at the entrance of the exhibition "Son of the Sky" at the official opening of Europalia China, at Brussels Center for Fine Arts (Paleis voor Schone Kunsten). (Credit: Benoit Doppagne/AFP/Getty Images)
Princess Martha Louise Of Norway And Mr. Ari Behn
Princess Martha Louise Of Norway And Mr. Ari Behn
(credit: Torsten Laursen/Getty Images) Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Mr. Ari Behn attend the Government Gala Performance for the Wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling at Stockholm Concert Hall on June 18, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Princess Madeline Of Sweden And Prince Carl Philip Of Sweden
Princess Madeline Of Sweden And Prince Carl Philip Of Sweden
Princess Madeline of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip arrive for the wedding of Prince Nikolaos and Miss Tatiana Blatnik at the Cathedral of Ayios Nikolaos (St. Nicholas) on August 25, 2010 in Spetses, Greece. (Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Princess Mette-Marit Of Norway And Prince Haakon of Norway
Princess Mette-Marit Of Norway And Prince Haakon of Norway
OSLO, NORWAY - APRIL 05: Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Prince Haakon of Norway attend the official welcoming ceremony for Lithuania's president Dalia Grybauskaite at the Royal Palace during the first day of the Lithuanian state visit on April 5, 2011 in Oslo, Norway. (Credit: Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images)
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Dutch Crown Princess Maxima
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Dutch Crown Princess Maxima
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (L) and Dutch Crown Princess Maxima visit the Kokery Zeche Zollverein (coal mine) in Essen, western Germany, on April 15, 2011 by the state premier of North-Rhine Westphalia, Hannelore Kraft (R). The Dutch Royal Family is on a four-day-visit to Germany. (Credit: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Margrethe of Denmark 70th Birthday Celebration
Queen Margrethe of Denmark 70th Birthday Celebration
(credit: Schiller Graphics/Getty Images) Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Princess Isabella of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Prince Christian of Denmark, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, Henrik The Prince Consort of Denmark, Prince Henrik of Denmark, Princess Marie of Denmark, Prince Joachim of Denmark, Prince Felix of Denmark and Prince Nikolai of Denmark attend Queen Margrethe’s 70th Birthday Celebrations at Amaienborg Castle on April 16, 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Prince Amedeo Of Belgium
Prince Amedeo Of Belgium
Prince Amadeo from Belgium poses for a picture after taking an oath to become officer, at the Belgian Military School, on September 27, 2007 in the Belgian capital Brussels. (Credit: Mark Renders/Getty Images)
Princess Laurentien And Prince Constantijn Of The Netherlands
Princess Laurentien And Prince Constantijn Of The Netherlands
Princess Laurentien and Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands pose for a photo on Queen’s Day on April 30, 2008 in Franeker, The Netherlands. (Credit: Mark Renders/Getty Images)
Belgian Royals Pose For The Press
Belgian Royals Pose For The Press
(L-R) Prince Laurent of Belgium, Prince Aymeric of Belgium, Princess Louise of Belgium, Princess Claire of Belgium and Prince Nicolas of Belgium attend a press photocall at Laeken Castle on June 17, 2008 in Brussels, Belgium. (Credit: Mark Renders/Getty Images)
Dutch Royal Family Annual Winter Photo
Dutch Royal Family Annual Winter Photo
(credit: Miguel Villagran/Getty Images) The Prince of Orange Prince Willem-Alexander (R) and Princess Maxima pose with their daughters (L to R) Princess Alexia, Princess Catharina-Amalia and Princess Ariane at the start of their annual Austrian skiing holiday on at the ski resort of Lech am Alberg on February 16, 2009 in Lech, Austria.
Prince Louis, Princess Tessy And Prince Felix From Luxembourg
Prince Louis, Princess Tessy And Prince Felix From Luxembourg
Prince Louis and Princess Tessy and Prince Felix from Luxembourg arrive at the Te Deum at the Luxembourg Cathedral on National Day on June 23, 2009 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. (Credit: Mark Renders/Getty Images)
The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward
The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward
(credit: Matt King/Getty Images) HRH, The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward attends the medal ceremony for the Bantam Weight (56kg) Men Finals Gold Medal Bout at Talkatora Indoor Stadium on day ten of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 13, 2010 in Delhi, India.
Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark
Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark
(credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark attend the Government Pre-Wedding Dinner for Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling at The Eric Ericson Hall on June 18, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Prince Lorenz (L) and Princess Astrid of Belgium
Prince Lorenz (L) and Princess Astrid of Belgium
(credit: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images) Prince Lorenz (L) and Princess Astrid of Belgium arrive at the Eric Ericson Hall of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm on June 18, 2010 prior to a gala dinner presented by the local government.
Prince Félix of Luxembourg
Prince Félix of Luxembourg
(credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Prince Félix of Luxembourg attends the Government Pre-Wedding Dinner for Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling at The Eric Ericson Hall on June 18, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Queen Sonja of Norway and King Harald of Norway
Queen Sonja of Norway and King Harald of Norway
(credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Queen Sonja of Norway and King Harald of Norway attend the Wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling on June 19, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden
Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden
(credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden arrive to attend the Wedding Banquet for Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband prince Daniel at the Royal Palace on June 19, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Princess Stephanie (R) and Prince Albert II of Monaco with his fiancee Charlene Wittstock
Princess Stephanie (R) and Prince Albert II of Monaco with his fiancee Charlene Wittstock
Prince Albert II of Monaco (C) flanked by his fiancee former South African athlete Charlene Wittstock (L) and Princess Stephanie of Monaco (R) arrives to attend the 62th annual Red Cross Gala, on July 30, 2010, in Monaco. Created in 1948, the gala is an annual fundraiser held in Monaco by its Princely Family during the summer. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DANNA (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Princess Christina of Sweden and Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan
Princess Christina of Sweden and Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan
Princess Christina of Sweden and Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan attend the Wedding Banquet for Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband prince Daniel at the Royal Palace on June 19, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Princess Benedikte and Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg of Denmark
Princess Benedikte and Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg of Denmark
Princess Benedikte and Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg of Denmark attend the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling on June 19, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Wedding Of Swedish Crown Princess Victoria & Daniel Westling, Royal Guests Photo
Wedding Of Swedish Crown Princess Victoria & Daniel Westling, Royal Guests Photo
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Duchess of Vastergotland, her husband Prince Daniel of Sweden, Duke of Vastergotland pose after their wedding ceremony with (L-R first row) President Mrs Tarja Halonen of Finland, Queen Sonja of Norway, King Harald V of Norway, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Ewa Westling, Olle Westling, Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Prince Henrik of Denmark, Queen Sofia of Spain, (L-R second row) Pentti Arajarvi, Dorrit Moussaieff, President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson of Iceland, Queen Paola of Belgium, King Albert, II of Belgium, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Anna Westling Blom, Queen Rania of Jordan, King Abdullah of Jordan, The Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, The Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Prince Albert of Monaco, (L-R third row) Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Princess Letizia of Spain, Prince Felipe of Spain, Margaretha Ambler, Greve Carl Johan Bernadotte of Wisborg, Countess Gunnila Bernadotte of Wisborg, Mikael Soderstrom, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan. (L-R Fourth Row) Christina Magnusson, Tord Magnusson, Desiree Silfverschiold, Niclas Silfverschiold, Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Prince Johann Georg av Hohenzollern, Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, King Constantine II of Greece, Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Crown Prince Philippe of Guillaume de Luxemburg, (L-R Back), Ingrid Sommerlath, Walter L Sommerlath, Anna-Britta Astrom, Hasse Astrom, Ann-Catrin Westling, Nils Westling, Ralf Toldeo Sommerlath, Anita Henriksson, Olle Henriksson, Birgitta Westling and Erik West on June 19, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Credit: Jonas Ekstromer/Getty Images)
Wedding Of Swedish Crown Princess Victoria & Daniel Westling
Wedding Of Swedish Crown Princess Victoria & Daniel Westling
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland, and her husband Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland, are seen in a carriage after their wedding ceremony on June 19, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden. (credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Grand Duchess Maria Theresa, Grand Duke Henri and Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg
Grand Duchess Maria Theresa, Grand Duke Henri and Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg
Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg watch the parade on Luxembourg’s National Day on June 23, 2010 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. (credit: Mark Renders/Getty Images)
Princess Anne And Daughter Zara Phillips
Princess Anne And Daughter Zara Phillips
Zara Phillips (R) and her mother Princess Anne, Princess Royal stand together in the parade ring at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2011 in Cheltenham, England. (Credit: Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
Swedish Royals Attend Bicentennial Anniversary of 1810 Parliament Session
Swedish Royals Attend Bicentennial Anniversary of 1810 Parliament Session
The royal family from the left: H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf, H.M. Queen Silvia, HRH. Crown Princess Victoria, H.R.H. Prince Daniel, H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip and and H.R.H. Princess Madeleine attends the bicentennial anniversary of the Parliament session of 1810 in Orebro at Orebro Castle on August 21, 2010 in Orebro, Sweden. (Credit: Torsten Laursen/Getty Images)
Princess Marie Of Denmark And Prince Joachim Of Denmark
Princess Marie Of Denmark And Prince Joachim Of Denmark
Princess Marie of Denmark and Prince Joachim of Denmark attend a memorial concert in honour of the late Queen Ingrid’s 100th birthday at Tivoli on August 31, 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Credit: Schiller Graphics/Getty Images)
Dutch Crown Prince Willem Alexander, Queen Beatrix (2-L) Princess Margriet and her husband Pieter van Vollenhoven
Dutch Crown Prince Willem Alexander, Queen Beatrix (2-L) Princess Margriet and her husband Pieter van Vollenhoven
Dutch Crown Prince Willem Alexander (L) Queen Beatrix (2-L) Princess Margriet (2-R) and her husband Pieter van Vollenhoven (R) greet the crowd from the balcony of Palace Noordeinde in The Hague on September 21, 2010. On Prince’s Day, the third Tuesday in September, the Dutch queen ceremoniously announces the state of the nation. (Credit: Lex Van Lieshout/AFP/Getty Images)
Crown Princess Victoria Of Sweden And Husband Prince Daniel
Crown Princess Victoria Of Sweden And Husband Prince Daniel
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband Prince Daniel visit on September 27, 2010 the Domaine de la Grange in Savigny-le-Temple, near Paris, as part of an official visit to France. (Credit: Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images)
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