The INSIDER Summary:
- There are 26 monarchies in the world.
- Some royal families are enormous, while other rulers have no children.
- Here are photos of 15 royal families around the world.
The British monarchy continues to capture the world’s attention, from Queen Elizabeth II’s longevity to Kate Middleton’s flawless hairstyles to Prince George’s tendency to look royally unimpressed. But there are 25 other royal families in the world, some who reign as figureheads and others who rule with political power.
Here are 15 you might not have heard of.
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The King and Queen of the Netherlands pose with their family during the annual summer photo call in Warmond, Netherlands.
The Jordanian royal family celebrates the country’s 70th Independence Day in May 2016. Princess Iman is missing from the photo, but she’s becoming a style icon in her own right.
The royal family of Belgium on a family ski trip to Switzerland in February 2016.