Even though the British Royal family remains the world’s most popular and talked about monarchy, there are actually 26 royal houses each with growing families.
The next generation of royals is banking of ruling over a progressive and forward-thinking world than their ancestors, but it doesn’t stop them from being as cute as ever! We highlight some of the current members of royal families and their cuteness from when they were growing up – before they are burdened with their destined duties.
Princess Louise of Belgium
Born in 2004, Princess Louise is your normal 14-year-old, except she will one day be a Queen! She has two twin brothers as insurance to the throne and is 12th in line to the Belgian throne.
Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland
Let’s hope the current Queen of Sweden has good life insurance – this cutie is next in line to the throne! At only four years old, she would make quite the ruler: bedtimes would be abolished and we could all have our desserts before dinner.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
Princess Cambridge was born in 2015 and is the great-granddaughter of the current Queen, Elizabeth II. Her brother, Prince George, will likely take the throne as future King. She was the second born to the royal tradition of producing ‘an heir and a spare’.
Prince Nicolas, Duke of Ångermanland
Prince Nicholas was sixth in line to the Swedish throne when he was born in 2015. However, he has since been demoted to ninth, due to the policy of ascension.
Prince Christian of Denmark
Born in 2005, Prince Christian will inherit the crown from his father, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. His dream policies as ruler would include football as a national sport and TV past his bedtime.
Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne
As the younger brother of Sweden’s Princess Estelle, his older sister will one day be queen – so he better be polite to her! Here he is preparing for his royal duties by eating some delicious cake.
Prince Hisahito of Akishino (Japan)
Born in 2006, His Imperial Highness Prince Hisahito of Akishino is a member of the oldest hereditary monarchy in the world. He is currently third in line to the throne and will one day become its Emperor. As a fan of nature, his policy as Emperor toward the environment would be gentle.
Prince Louis of Cambridge
Born only a few months ago in 2018, Prince Louis is the third child of Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge. His birth broke the traditional ‘heir and a spare’ rule of royals having only two children, devised as an insurance for the continuation of the monarchy. Due to a new policy, he will not usurp his older sister, Princess Charlotte, in the ranking.
Prince Hashem of Jordan (right)
Prince Hashem bin Abdullah of the Hashemite family is currently second in line to the throne of Jordan. He shares his birthday with his father, who claims their heritage goes back as far as prophet Mohammad. Prince Hashem was born in 2005.
Princess Amalia and Luxembourg
This cutie belongs to the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg. Princess Amalia was born in 2014 and marks the start of the next generation of Royals for the country. She is third in line for the throne.
Princess Athena of Denmark
The youngest of the Danish royal family, Princess Athena was born in 2012 making her just six years old.
Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella of Monaco
A rarity for Royal families to be blessed with twins, but Monaco wanted to be the exception to the rule! Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques were born two minutes apart. Even though Princess Gabriella is technically older, it is Prince Jacques who will take the throne eventually.
Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland
This absolute darling was born in 2014 and is eighth in line to the Swedish throne. She is the first born of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill.
Princess Eugenie of York
Princess Eugenie, born in 1990, is the daughter of Queen Elizabeth’s son, Prince Andrew. In 2018, she is celebrating her wedding to Jack
Princess Isabella of Denmark
Denmark has its own Royal family, and Princess Isabella sits firmly as third in line to its throne. Born in 2007, she was the first female to be born into the family since the Second World War. Her brother, Prince Christian, will one day take the throne, but we bet she’s banking on an abdication.
Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant
Born in 2005, Princess Elisabeth is the heir apparent to the Belgian throne. As the eldest daughter of King Phillippe, she assumed the title and role after her grandfather abdicated in 2013.
Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark
Another set of twins born into royalty include Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, both aged six. Their brother, Prince Christian, will take the throne one day. Here they are on their way to school this year – looking adorable as always.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Always a cheeky monkey! Prince Harry has forever shown signs of being one to show off for the cameras. This famous photo taken when he was only a few years old shows him break royal protocol while posing on the famous palace balcony. Not much has changed…
Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco
Princess Lalla is a descendant from the same family that has ruled Morocco since the 1600s. When she was born in 2007, her father gave thousands of royal pardons as a celebration.
Princess Salma of Jordan
This charming 17-year-old recently graduated from International Amman Academy, founded by Queen Rania – her mother – in 2013.
Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway
This little prince is known for his wicked sense of humor, demonstrated finely here as he celebrates his grandparents’ – the King and Queen of Norway – 80th birthday in 2017. His older sister will one day take the throne (read ahead to learn about her!).
Prince George of Cambridge
Is this the face of a future king? Billions of people around the world were captivated by Prince George’s birth in 2013, waiting to find out who would one day take over the British Monarchy. Aged 5, he is already one of the most famous people in the world, and will likely remain one for the rest of his life.
Prince Jigme of Bhutan
This fella is next in line to the throne of Bhutan, South Asia, despite being born as recently as 2016 – the current ruler better have good health insurance! His full title is His Royal Highness Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, Druk Gayalsey (Dragon Prince), and his birth inspired a nation to plant 108,000 trees as a way to honor him. Minutes old, and already environmentally friendly!
Princesses Leonor of Spain
Princesses Leonor is the second in line to the Spanish throne. She was born in 2005 and will one day be queen. For now, she is enjoying a relaxing lifestyle (however much she can as a teenage girl!) before embarking on her Royal duties. It is important for all children to find the time to be children – and Princess Leonor is no exception!
Princess Sofia of Spain
The younger sister of Spain’s future monarch is 11 years old and looks eerily similar to her sister, if not for the difference of eye color. They have developed a close bond over the years that can be compared to a younger Prince William and Prince Harry. The two are inseparable and are often seen enjoying each other’s company when taking a break from public life.
Princess Alexandra of Hanover
At 19, this charming princess is turning heads around the world with her Figure Skating. In 2015, she competed in the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival in Austria. Since Hanover no longer exists, her title is not recognized by Germany.
Grace van Cutsem
Ok, so we might be cheating here a bit! Technically, Grace van Cutsem isn’t a member of the Royal Family. She was a flower girl at William and Kate’s wedding and is Prince William’s goddaughter. Here she is stealing the show in one of the most famous photographs taken from the special day.
Prince Taufa’ahau Manumataongo of Tonga
This fella was born in 2013 in New Zealand and is second in line to the Tongan throne – one of the six monarchies in the Oceania region.
Princess Leonore of Sweden
This sweet Swede has the full title of Royal Highest Princess Leonore Lilian Maria Bernadotte of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland. She is ‘only’ eighth in line to the Swedish throne. This jet-setter was born in the United States and lives in London.
James, Viscount Severn
James is the only son of Edward, Earl of Wessex, and is also Queen Elizabeth’s youngest grandchild. Born in 2003, he is only a few years older than Prince George, his first cousin once removed (and future king!)
Prince Moulay El Hassan of Morroco
This strapping prince is only 15 but eligible bachelorettes are already queueing round the corner for him. Upon ascending to the throne when his father dies, he will reign as Hassan III. Here he is practicing his diplomacy with President Macron of France
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
What do we expect from the face of our future King? It’s hard to ask for much when he’s only a young man. This charming photo of Prince William in his younger years shows us the character of a future monarch.
This cheeky monkey is the Queen’s oldest great-grandchild and Princess Anne’s oldest granddaughter. Savannah Phillips is the daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips. She is 15th in line to the throne, down from 12th at the time of her birth. Here she is silencing our future king!
Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
This 13-year-old is next in line to the Norweigan throne after her father, Crown Prince Haakon. When she rules, she’ll be Norway’s first female monarch since Queen Margaret in the 15th century.
Princess Beatrice of York
This throwback image shows us Princess Beatrice in the 1990s. As the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew, she is one of the Queen’s granddaughters. Here she is as a baby in the 1990s, sporting her signature large blue eyes.
Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece and Denmark
This poor fellow had his destiny taken from him before he was born! Prince Constantine’s grandfather, Constantine II was the last king of Greece before the Monarchy was abolished. Even though he won’t be King, this 19-year-old can enjoy his life as a medical student at Cornell, New York.
Mia Tindall, United Kingdom
Mia Tindall can enjoy a quiet life in the British Royal Family, since she is 17th in line to the throne. Born in 2014, she is one of Queen Elizabeth’s great-granddaughters and is the second cousin to Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Princess of Orange-Nassau Catharina Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria
That’s a big title for such a small girl! The young princess will one day take over the family business as Queen of the Netherlands.
Lady Louise, born in 2003, is the eldest child of the Queen’s youngest son, Edward, the Earl of Wessex. Her brother James (above) is a Viscount.