Here’s What Royal Descendants Look Like
Even now, royals don’t just exist in Disney cartoons. There are still more than 20 royal families in the world nowadays, and we can only wonder what their life is like.
Here at Bright Side we became curious about who the kids are that are going to be kings and queens one day. Today, we want to tell you about some of them.
1. Princess Leonor, Spain
Princess Leonor was born on October 31, 2005 and is now 14 years old. She’s the oldest of the 2 daughters of King Felipe, who ascended the throne in 2014 after his father’s abdication. She’s the first in line and will be the first Queen of Spain since 1868.
2. Prince George, United Kingdom
Prince George is the oldest son of Prince William and is the third in line to the British throne, after his father, Prince William and grandfather, Prince Charles. He was born in 2013 and is now 7 years old.
3. Princess Estelle, Sweden
Princess Estelle is the oldest child of Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and is the second in line of succession to the Swedish throne after her mother. Her full name is Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary. She was born on February 23, 2012 and is now 8 years old.
4. Princess Elisabeth, Belgium
Belgium’s princess Elisabeth was born on October 25, 2001 and is now 18 years old. She’s the King’s oldest child, and although she has brothers, she’s the first in line and is the heir apparent to the Belgian throne, since the rules changed 10 years before her birth. If she ascends the throne, she’ll be Belgium’s first queen regnant.
Elisabeth skis, plays tennis, practices scuba diving, and likes trekking. She also likes music, cooking, reading, and spending time with her friends.
The princess speaks Dutch, French, German, and English. She completed her studies at UWC Atlantic College in Wales in May 2020 and is enrolling in the Belgian Military Academy in Brussels in the fall of 2020. She does a lot of volunteer work, helping children with learning difficulties, the elderly, the homeless, and people with a handicap.
5. Prince Christian, Denmark
Prince Christian is 15 years old. He’s the oldest child of Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and a grandson of Queen Margrethe II. After his father, he’s second in the line of succession to the throne. Interestingly, since the 16th century, first-born children of Danish monarchs have been named either Christian or Frederik.
6. Prince Jacques, Monaco
Prince Jacques, whose full name is Honoré Rainier Grimaldi, was born on December 10, 2014 and is now 5 years old. He has a twin sister, princess Gabriella, who is 2 minutes older than him. However, due to the succession rules, he is the heir apparent to the Monegasque throne.
7. Prince Moulay Hassan, Morocco
Moroccan’s Prince Moulay Hassan, born in 2003, is 17 years old. Being the oldest child of King Mohanned, he’s the heir apparent to the Moroccan throne. This year, the prince graduated from high school and obtained the international baccalaureate in economics and social sciences. He is fluent in Arabic, French, English, and Spanish. Unlike his father, who studies law, the prince is planning to study aviation.
Now, the prince is getting used to his royal duties, giving royal visits and communicating with world leaders, often representing his father.
8. Princess Catharina-Amalia, Netherlands
The Kingdom of Netherland’s princess Catharina-Amalia is 16 years old. Being the oldest of the 3 girls in the family, she’s become the heir apparent to the throne after her dad ascended it in 2013. Although the princess and her sisters are royals, they go to a regular school. The princess speaks Dutch, English, and Spanish. She likes horse riding, hockey, singing, and playing the piano.
9. Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Norway
Princess Ingrid Alexandra is the oldest child of Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon. Born in 2004, she is now 16 years old and is the second line for the throne, after her father. If she ascends to the throne, she’ll become Norway’s second queen, after Queen Margaret, who was the monarch in the 15th century.
She was attending an ordinary elementary school, but later was transferred to a private English-language school to become fluent in English. The princess is interested in environmental protection, likes skiing, kickboxing, and surfing. In 2016, a sculpture park was opened in her name. The sculptures are designed by children all over the country, and the princess herself chooses the designs.
Would you trade your life to be a royal? If yes, then with whom? Let us know in comments, we’re very curious!