With 26 monarchies on earth, people with an interest in how the other half lives certainly aren’t short on options. Some royal families are regularly featured in the media too, while others prefer to keep a lower profile and live their lives in relative peace. From royal weddings to appearances on podcasts from the likes of the Prince of Wales, royal families are still very much in focus in the modern world.
One look at the entertainment sphere highlights the appeal of the world’s collection of royal families, too. For example, thanks to shows like The Crown, people are able to gain an insight into royal life and everything it entails. There are also documentaries that take a deep dive into some well-documented media reports that are associated with a particular family, podcasts that focus on all things royal, and even games, such as Royal Coins, that feature a royal-like emblem on the in-game coins while providing a serious dose of fun for gamers. Essentially, wherever you look, royals and their influence can be felt in a number of different examples.
While several royal families tend to hog the limelight, such as the British royal family and the Monaco royal family, there are other famous families that provide just as much intrigue. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most famous royal families on Earth in 2023.
Royal Family of Bhutan
A glorious Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge that is renowned for its monasteries, fortresses and eye-catching landscapes, Bhutan is also home to a royal family that is adored throughout the nation. The royal family of Bhutan might not receive as much global media attention as the British royal family, but they’re hugely respected in their homeland. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, known as the Dragon King, is a particular favourite with the people, with his friendly nature and charming manner winning plenty admirers over the years.
Royal Family of Jordan
Following the death of his father in 1999, King Abdullah II Al Hussein is the main face of Jordan’s royal family. With a strong focus on religion and peace, his messaging has earned a lot of passionate supporters during his time as king, while his calm and approachable manner has also helped feed his growing reputation. The 43rd generation direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammed, King Abdullah II Al Hussein and the royal family of Jordan are extremely famous.
Japanese Imperial Family
The country with rich history and amazing traditions is also home to the world’s oldest hereditary monarchy, the Japanese imperial family. While they do like to keep a relatively low profile, there are occasions when this much-loved family makes public appearances. A monarchy that is steeped in fascinating history that dates as far back as the 6th century B.C. and when Emperor Naruhito was around, the Japanese imperial family are extremely famous, particularly in that part of the world.
Swedish Royal Family
Given that he’s the annual presenter of the Nobel Prizes, King Gustaf is name that you might be familiar with. A key figure in the Swedish royal family, Queen Silvia is also a familiar face among Swedish citizens due to her role as head the Royal House of Sweden. While the king’s duties are mainly ceremonial, he is also known to tackle numerous issues in the world and fight for a number of causes that are close to his heart, be it matters concerning the environment and global warming, or technology-based movements and all things agriculture. Overall, the Swedish royal family are well liked and admired.