Current Events

Collected from mostly BBC News and focused primarily on births, deaths, marriages, and succession, the following are recent news reports regarding world royalty. For more royalty stories, visit Royalty.nu.

Recent Updates:
24 January 2015: King Salman succeeds as King of Saudi Arabia (BBC News)
18 June 2014: Felipe VI succeeds as King of Spain (BBC News)
2 June 2014: Juan Carlos, King of Spain, to Abdicate (BBC News)
3 July 2013: Albert II, King of the Belgians, to Abdicate (BBC News)
30 April 2013: Willem-Alexander succeeds as King of the Netherlands (BBC News)
13 March 2013: Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected Pope of Rome as Francis I (NBC News)
28 February 2013: Benedict XVI, Pope of Rome, Abdicates (BBC News)
28 January 2013: Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands, to Abdicate (BBC News)

Recent Deaths:
24 January 2015: Abdullah, King of Saudi Arabia (BBC News)
18 March 2012: Shenouda III, pope of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church (BBC News)
18 March 2012: George Tupou V, king of Tonga (BBC News)
15 October 2012: Norodom Sihanouk, king of Cambodia (BBC News)

Recent Marriages:
29 April 2011: Prince William of the United Kingdom (BBC News)
3 July 2011: Prince Albert II of Monaco (BBC News)
29 July 2011: Zara Phillips of the United Kingdom (BBC News)
22 October 2012: Crown Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg (BBC News)

Current World Monarchs
The following is a regularly-updated list of all current ruling (or recognized) world monarchs. Beneath the primary list is a short list of monarchies dissolved since 1975.

Andorra: Joan Enric Vives Sicília (Since 2003) & François Hollande (Since 2012)
Bahrain: King Hamad ibn Isa — Since 1999
Belgium: King Philippe — Since 2013
Bhutan: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel — Since 2006
Brunei: Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah — Since 1967
Cambodia: King Norodom Sihamoni — Since 2004
Denmark: Queen Margrethe II — Since 1972
Japan: Emperor Akihito — Since 1989
Jordan: King Abdullah II — Since 1999
Kuwait: Emir Sabah al-Ahmad — Since 2006
Lesotho: King Letsie III — Since 1996
Liechtenstein: Prince Hans-Adam II — Since 1989
Luxembourg Grand Duke Henri — Since 2000
Malaysia: King Abdul Halim — Since 2011
Monaco: Prince Albert II — Since 2005
Morocco: King Mohammed VI — Since 1999
Netherlands: Willem-Alexander — Since 2013
Norway: King Harald V — Since 1991
Oman: Sultan Qaboos bin Said — Since 1970
Qatar: Emir Hamad bin Khalifa — Since 1995
Saudi Arabia: King Salman bin Abdulaziz — Since 2015
Spain: Felipé VI — Since 2014
Swaziland: King Mswati III — Since 1986
Sweden: King Carl XVI Gustaf — Since 1973
Thailand: ing Bhumibol Adulyadej — Since 1946
Tonga: King Tupou VI — Since 2012
United Arab Emirates: Zhalifa bin Zayed — Since 2004
United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland: Queen Elizabeth II — Since 1952
          Canada: Queen Elizabeth II — Since 1952
          Australia: Queen Elizabeth II — Since 1952
          New Zealand: Queen Elizabeth II — Since 1952
          Jamaica: Queen Elizabeth II — Since 1962
          Barbados: Queen Elizabeth II — Since 1966
          Bahamas: Queen Elizabeth II — Since 1973
          Grenada: Queen Elizabeth II — Since 1974
          Papua New Guinea: Queen Elizabeth II — Since 1975
          Solomon Islands: Queen Elizabeth II — Since 1978
          Tuvalu: Queen Elizabeth II — Since 1979
          Saint Lucia: Queen Elizabeth II — Since 1979
          Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Queen Elizabeth II — Since 1979
          Belize: Queen Elizabeth II — Since 1981
          Antigue and Barbuda: Queen Elizabeth II — Since 1981
          Saint Kitts and Nevis: Queen Elizabeth II — Since 1983
Holy See (Vatican City): Francis I — Since March 13, 2013

Recently Ended Monarchies (Since 1975)
Ethiopia — Until 1975
Laos — Until 1975
Trinidad & Tobago — Until 1976
Central African Empire — Until 1979
Iran (Persia) — Until 1979
Mauritius — Until 1992
Fiji — Until 1987
Afghanistan — Until 2001
Nepal — Until 2008

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