20 Single royals to obsess about now that Prince Harry is engaged
Take a look at this list of the most eligible single royals in the world today and satisfy your royal thirst.
One of the single royals, is now taken! What's that sound you hear? It's the sound of a million women groaning as they watch Prince Harry’s ship sail from the land of singles. After the single royal announced that he is engaged to Meghan Markle, women the world over couldn't help but feel both happy and sad.
On one hand, they’ll have to stop dreaming of marrying their favourite British prince. On the other, who wouldn't be thrilled to see Prince Harry so happy and obviously in love with Ms Markle?
Prince Harry may no longer available, but there's no reason to fret. Monarchies still exist elsewhere in the world. Looking for single royals is still easy, though they may not be as popular as the British princes.
These single royals have the look, the style, and the riches. Plus they have social media accounts.
Take a look at this list of the most eligible single royals in the world today.
Single Royals That You Need To Follow:
1. Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan
A scion of the royal line of the Hashemite family, the 23-year-old prince is the son of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan. He’s a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces, and a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in international history.
He is in charge of the Crown Prince Foundation, which is responsible for a technical university and a number of scientific and humanitarian initiatives. In 2015, when he was just 21 years old, Hussein was the youngest person to chair a UN Security Council session.
He has an Instagram account with more than 1.2 million followers. From his pictures, his interests include playing football, motorcycling, playing the guitar, and reading.
2. Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed of Dubai
Sheik Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Crown Prince of Dubai. As his Instagram account (with 6 million followers) shows, he's into adventure sports like hiking, semi-professional skydiving, regular diving, cycling, horse riding, and zip lining.
Prince Hamadan bin Mohammed s also an accomplished poet, publishing his work under the name Fazza, a name in which he's popularly known. His poetry is mainly romantic, patriotic, and about his family.
3. Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York
Daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, the 29-year-old single royal is seventh in line to the British throne. In an interview on her 18th birthday, Princess Beatrice said she wanted to use her position to help others through charity work. By that time, she had already undertaken charitable duties alongside her mother, Sarah, the Duchess of York.
In 2002 alone, Princess Beatrice visited children living with HIV in Russia, supported Springboard for Children (a literacy project for children with learning difficulties) and the Teenage Cancer Trust in Britain.
In April 2010, she became the first member of the royal family to complete the London Marathon in order to raise money for Children in Crisis. She is also the patron of Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.
4. Princess Eugenie of York
Sister to Princess Beatrice, the 27-year-old single royal has gifted the world with her royal grace and ventures into charity and art. She has been working for the Hauser & Wirth art gallery in London as an associate director since 2015.
5. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand
The sole daughter of Thailand's Crown Prince, she’s ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the hottest royals in the world. She is also a fashion designer with two fashion shows under her belt.
6. Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark
Prince Philippos is the son of former monarchs Queen Anne-Marie of Denmark and King Constantine II of Greece. He belongs to a generation of young European royals who went to New York City, seeking anonymity. There, they also seek a chance to prove themselves without the help of their royal titles.
He graduated from United World College - USA, and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is currently an analyst at Ortelius Capital, a hedge fund, in New York City. He even has a LinkedIn account.
7. Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark
Sister of Prince Philippos and daughter of former King Constantine II of Greece and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, Princess Theodora is an actress going by the stage name Theodora Greece.
Princess Theodora moved to Los Angeles in April 2010 to pursue an acting career. She made her television debut as secretary Alison Montgomery in the long-running soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, on December 5, 2011.
8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark
Prince Constantine-Alexios is the youngest single royal on the list, at 19 years old. He is the eldest son of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, and Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, and the godson of Prince William of Britain. The prince is currently studying at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., and you can have a look at him in school at his Instagram account.
He has four siblings: Princess Maria-Olympia, 21, Prince Achileas-Andreas, 17, Prince Odysseas-Kimon, 12, and nine-year-old Prince Aristidis-Stavros. (More single royals who will be fawned over by adoring fans of royalty.)
9. Prince Haji "Abdul" Azim of Brunei
He is fourth in line to the throne of Brunei. He is a paparazzi favourite and the most well-known of Brunei's royal family. And for good reason. He's been known to steal the spotlight because of his extravagant lifestyle and lavish star-studded parties.
10. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis
Born Albert Maria Lamoral Miguel Johannes Gabriel, 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, he is a German aristocrat, businessman, and race car driver. He is also a regular on the 'World's Youngest Billionaires' list since his father's death in 1990. In 2008, Prince Albert ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.
11. Princess Elizabeth of Thurn and Taxis
Born Elisabeth Margarete Maria Anna Beatriz Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis, Princess Elizabeth is a German journalist She has certainly made a name for herself in art, travel, and fashion. She is even capable of liturgical writing. She penned a liturgical volume about faith, and she had a regular column in Vatican magazine.
While she is known professionally as Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, she is frequently referred by her nickname, TNT. She is now based in London and has been a style editor-at-large for Vogue magazine since 2012.
12. Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein
Popularly known as 'Vince the Prince,' he was born on May 12, 1974. Though he's 43 years old as of this writing, the single royal still hasn't settled down for marriage just yet.
13. Lady Amelia Sophia Theodora Mary Margaret Windsor
Daughter of Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent, the young and single royal is known for her disarming beauty and bold fashion choices. The 22-year-old, affectionately called 'Mel' by friends and family, has kept a relatively low profile until she was named the most beautiful member of Britain's royal family in Tatler magazine's April issue two years ago.
She is currently 36th in line to the British throne. She is the darling of the fashion world for her daring and impressive style, so it would only be fair to name her the most stylish member of the royal family as well.
14. Lady Marina Charlotte Windsor
Lady Amelia's older sister and a well known name in the royal high society, Lady Marina Charlotte Alexandra Katharine Helen Windsor is a fashion figure in her own right.
15. Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg
Born Sébastien Henri Marie Guillaume on April 16, 1992, he is the fifth and youngest child of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. The single royal is currently sixth in the line of succession after his elder siblings. He graduated from the 44-week officer training course at the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst and qualified as an Officer Cade. On September 4 this year, he took the oath as an officer of the Luxembourg Army.
16. Princess Alexandra of Luxemborg
The fourth child and only daughter of Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Teresa, Princess Alexandra is one classy single royal. She was born Alexandra Joséphine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmine on February 16, 1991. These days she undertakes engagements like visiting a school for students with disabilities, and accompanying her father for the Japanese State Visit this year. Single royals are so happy to have her as one!
17. Prince Joachim of Belgium
Prince Joachim is ninth in line to succeed the Belgian throne. He is currently 27 years old, and he is a ranking officer in the Belgian Navy. All of his grandparents and great-grandparents are royal or noble. He is descended from the Austrian, Belgian, Italian, French, Swedish, Danish, British, Portuguese, Spanish and German royal or imperial families.
18. Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Born Maria Laura Zita Beatrix Gerhard on August 26, 1988, the single royal is the second child and oldest daughter of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este, and Princess Astrid of Belgium. She is currently eighth in line to the Belgian throne. She is fluent in French, Dutch, and German, the three official languages of Belgium, as well as English.
19. Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the UAE
Not only does she possess royalty and beauty, she is also an award-winning athlete who represented the UAE in the 2006 Asian Games. She won the silver medal at the Women's Over 60 Kilogram karate event and participated in the 67 kg category for women in tae kwon do. She is the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. One of the most inspirational single royals.
20. Kgosi Leruo Molotlegi of the Royal Bafokeng Nation
The only king in this list, he is the 36th King of the Royal Bafokeng Nation in the Republic of South Africa. He is effectively a king without a queen.
This single royal is the President of the Mineral Rights Association of Indigenous People of South Africa, an alumnus of Holton College in Natal, South Africa, and holds a university degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Natal University. He is also a keen sportsman and holds a Victor Ludorum Gold Medallion at Hilton. That's not all. Apart from being a sportsman, he is also a fixed wing and rotocraft pilot. He was appointed an Honorary Colonel in the South African Air Force.
Republished with permission from: theAsianParent Singapore