When you think of royals, you probably think of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and, of course, the ‘Fab Four.’ And while these British royals are certainly the most famous in the world, they’re not the only ones to sit on their thrones and wear their tiaras. In fact, there are 26 monarchies around the world – and there’s a whole load of cool, quirky, and talented young royals that slip under the radar.
From runway models to motorcycle builders, the next generation of royals are shaping up to be very different to Meghan and Kate – and they’re all looking to stake their own claims on the world. While some have royal titles and others could be mistaken for an average Joe, these young royals all have one thing in common; their royal lineage. So, who are these young royals, and what are their plans to take over the world?
Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece & Denmark Is a Famous Fashion Model and Socialite
If you cast your mind back to the years before Meghan Markle came onto the scene, you might remember the rumors that Prince Harry was dating another fellow royal. Well, that was Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark – but royal officials always denied such a relationship. But even with Harry on her arm, 25-year-old Olympia is still very well off.
Olympia is the eldest daughter of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, and his wife Marie-Chantal Miller – and her paternal grandparents were the last King and Queen of the Hellenes. Over the years, she developed a keen interest in fashion, and in 2019 she bagged herself a degree from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in Business and Marketing. Since then, she’s become a model and social media icon.
Sam Chatto Is a Free-Spirited Yoga Teacher and Artist
While he may not have the words “Prince”, “Viscount” or “Lord” in front of his name, 25-year-old Sam Chatto can nonetheless rest easy knowing that he’s still royal by blood. As the grandson of Princess Margaret, the son of Lady Sarah Chatto, and the great-nephew of Queen Elizabeth II, Sam is actually 28th in line to the throne… But he’s not really about that traditional royal lifestyle.
Although Sam followed many of his fellow royals by attending the prestigious Eton College, he then made his way to the University of Edinburgh to study Art History before traveling to India to train as a yoga teacher. It was here that he honed his creative skills and learned to be a free-spirited artist. He now dubs himself as a “British artist and maker currently working in clay to create functional and scriptural wood-fired ceramics, from his home and studio in West Sussex.”
Princess Alexandra of Hanover Is a Competitive Figure Skater and Style Icon
What’s so amazing about this 22-year-old princess is that she’s actually a princess twice. Not only is her father Prince Ernst August of Hanover (although the Hanoverian dynasty is now defunct), but her mother is also Princess Caroline of Monaco. Yes, that means that she’s the granddaughter of American style icon Grace Kelly – and it seems as though Alexandra is following in her grandmother’s footsteps.
Alexandra spent her early years competing as a figure skater, and she even represented Monaco in figure skating at the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival in Austria. While she hasn’t hung up her skates just yet, she’s now focusing more on a different path. As a fashion lover through and through, this young princess can be found attending Fashion Weeks across the globe and showing off her own impeccable style.
Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant Is Studying at the Prestigious University of Oxford
As the heir apparent to the Belgian throne, Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant is certainly a big deal in Belgium. She’s the eldest child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, and one day the 20-year-old will sit on the throne herself. Until then, though, she’s working on becoming the best version of herself she can possibly be – and she’s traveled to the UK to do it.
After studying at the Atlantic College in Wales, Elisabeth then studied for four weeks at the Belgian Military Academy before returning to the UK once again. Since October 2021, she has been a student at the prestigious Oxford University, where she’s studying history and politics – and taking aesthetically pleasing photos in local coffee shops.
Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece and Denmark Has Appeared on a Popular American Soap Opera
Royals have the pleasure of living all over the world, and Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece and Denmark has certainly had that privilege. The member of the former Greek royal family and the extended Danish royal family was born in America, grew up in England, and then moved back to the US when he was a teen. At the moment, the 21-year-old is studying at New York University.
Although the young prince keeps his Instagram profile extremely aesthetic and moody, you can tell from his photos that he’s an extremely creative guy – and he seems to have a passion for acting. In recent years, he’s even landed himself a few roles on the popular US soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. Who knows what he’ll get up to next.
Flora Vesterberg (née Ogilvy) Is a Prolific Figure in the Art World
As the only royal on this list to already be married, you might know this British lady as either Flora Vesterberg or Flora Ogilvy. Her married name doesn’t hint towards her royal lineage, but the 27-year-old will forever be known for being the granddaughter of Princess Alexandra, the Queen’s cousin. She married Swedish financier Tomthy Versterberg in 2021 – and is now fully focused on her career.
From a young age, Flora developed a love of art – and this took her to The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she achieved a master’s degree in History of Art. Since then, she has found her niche within modern and contemporary art and has managed to bag herself a job as a curator at the prestigious V&A Museum in London.
Arthur Chatto Is Set to Become the First Royal Marines Officer in the Family
While he may only be 23 years old, Arthur Chatto has already made his mark on the British royal family. As the youngest grandson of Prince Margaret, “Art” showed a fascination for his royal bloodline from a young age – and from the ages of 10 to 16 years old he served as the Page of Honour for Queen Elizabeth II. This ceremonial position meant that he attended state events alongside his great aunt, and got involved in day-to-day royal duties.
As he got older, Arthur followed in the footsteps of Harry and William by developing a love for adventure sports – and he even holds two world records in rowing. And while he studied Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh, he ultimately decided that an active career was more his style. For a while, he worked as a personal trainer, but now he’s set to become the first royal to be a Royal Marines Officer.
Prince Nikolai of Denmark Has Become a High-Flying Fashion Model
If you were to ever meet 22-year-old Prince Nikolai of Denmark on the street, you’d have to address him as His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat – but we don’t he’d mind too much if you forgot. Although Nikolai is the seventh in line to the Danish throne and the eldest son of Prince Joachim and Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, he wants people to know that he’s a pretty normal guy.
Although Nikolai originally followed in the footsteps of his ancestors and attended the Royal Danish Army’s Sergeant School, he dropped out after two months because he knew a career in the military wasn’t his calling. Thankfully, it wasn’t long before he was picking picked up by the Scoop Models modeling agency – a move that’s since seen him walk runways across the globe. In his words, “I had a special, one might say privileged, childhood – and I really appreciate it. Now, I live an ordinary, very pleasant life.”
Camille Gottlieb Has Become a Sober Activist and Social Media Queen
Not everyone can say that they are Princess Grace Kelly’s granddaughter, but that’s exactly what Camille Gottlieb can do. As the daughter of Princess Stéphanie and her former bodyguard Jean Raymond Gottlieb, Camille is a royal – but she’ll never sit on the throne. That’s because her parents were not married at any point during their relationship.
Despite this, Camille is making the most of her privileged lifestyle. When she’s not traveling around the globe or posting on social media, she’s working as a spokesperson for the organization Be Safe Monaco. Camille joined forces with this organization when she lost her friend in a road accident, and since then she’s made a vow to stay sober herself.
Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur Is a Professional Polo Player and Model
You might know Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur as Maharaja of Jaipur, or you might know him simply as “Pacho.” Either way, this young royal is living an incredible life. Although princely titles and privileges were abolished in India in 1971, Padmanabh’s family is still sitting on a fortune of over $800 million. Because of this, he was able to receive an outstanding education from schools in England, the U.S, and India.
From an early age, Padmanabh followed his family tradition and started playing polo. This hobby soon turned into a career, and now the 23-year-old is an accomplished professional polo player who travels around the world with the Indian National Team. As if that wasn’t enough, he’s also a style icon and model who has walked the runway for major fashion brands like Dolce & Gabbana.
Zenouska Mowatt Is a Marketing Mogul In the Fashion World
While Zenouska Mowatt’s royal lineage is a little complicated to understand, what you need to know is that this 31-year-old is the granddaughter of Princess Alexandra – who just so happens to be Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin. Although that does put her 61st in line for the British throne, Zenouska prefers to live a relatively normal life compared to some of the other royals on this list.
In fact, Zenouska works a 9 – 5 just like the rest of us. She’s made a name for herself in the fashion marketing world, and at the time of writing, she serves as the head of marketing at Halycon Days – which is a luxury retailer that sells everything from designer jewelry to homeware.
Ferdinand Zvonimir von Habsburg, Royal Archduke of Austria Is a World Champion Racing Driver
24-year-old Ferdinand Habsburg is known by his official title of His Imperial and Royal Highness, Ferdinand Zvonimir von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria, Crown Prince of Hungary, Bohemia, and Croatia – but it’s fair to say that it’s a bit of a mouthful. Especially when Ferdinand himself is so laid-back, and more into his racing career than his royal lineage. Of course, Ferdinand is still proud to be the grandson Otto von Habsburg, the last crown prince of Austria-Hungary.
However, all royal titles were legally abolished in Austria in 1918, which means that he can live a normal life… And his idea of a normal life involves speeding around a racetrack at breakneck speeds. He’s currently driving in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Team WRT and European Le Mans Series with Algarve Pro Racing, and in 2021 he even won the impressive 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race.
Pauline Ducruet of Monaco Has Launched Her Very Own Fashion Line
27-year-old Pauline Ducruet technically doesn’t have a royal title to her name, but she still has royal blood running through her veins. In fact, she’s the granddaughter of the legendary Grace Kelly and her husband Prince Rainier III of Monaco – and this actually still makes her the 16th in line to the Monegasque throne. But Pauline doesn’t want to be known as a royal; she wants to be known as a designer.
Taking inspiration from her grandmother and Grace Kelly’s impeccable style, Pauline has grown up with a love of fashion. She started her career as a stylist apprentice at the Instituto Marangoni in Paris before landing internships at Vogue and Louis Vuitton. Then, after graduation from the famous Parsons The New School for Design in New York, she decided to start her own line called Altered Designs.
Cassius Taylor Is Making His Mark on the Music and Art World
Cassius Taylor may sound like a name from a Netflix teen drama, but he’s a member of the British royal family – although he’s a little far down the royal line. 25-year-old Cassius is the son of artists Timothy Taylor and Lady Helen Taylor, and Prince Edward is his grandfather. This makes him 47th in the line of succession.
Cassius has often been dubbed the “bad boy” of the royal family, as he seems to be content doing his own thing and leaving his royal lineage behind him. He studied Arts Managements at the Goldsmiths University of London, and he’s surrounded himself with the next generation of celebrities – like Jude Law’s son, Rafferty Law. Apparently, he’s now trying to make his way into the music world.
Marius Borg Høiby Has Become a Motorcycle Mechanic
While Marius Borg Høiby’s mother is Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, his place within the royal family is a strange one. That’s because he was born before Mette-Marit married the Crown Prince Haakon of Norway – which means that he doesn’t actually have any royal blood running through his veins. While the royals still consider him to be family, Marius has officially removed himself from royal duties. He now prefers a quieter life.
With no royal titles to his name, Marius has been able to live like somewhat of an average Joe. He’s worked for a newspaper and a dating app, but in recent years he’s found his calling in the form of motorcycles. He now works as a motorcycle mechanic in a small town in Norway, which suits him just fine.
Lady Amelia Windsor Has Modeled for Some of the Biggest Brands in the World
26-year-old Lady Amelia Sophia Theodora Mary Margaret Windsor is currently 43rd in the line to the British throne, and while it’s highly unlikely that she’ll ever become Queen, we can’t disregard her ties to the royal family. Amelia is the granddaughter of Prince Edward and the daughter of George Windsor and Sylvana Tomaselli – but more than anything, she’s a model.
Like many other well-to-do Brits, Amelia studied at St. Mary’s School in Ascot before embarking on a gap year in India and Thailand. When back on home soil, she studied French and Italian at the University of Edinburgh. And while she’s now fluent in both, she’s putting all of her efforts into her modeling career. She’s signed with the prestigious Storm Model Management and has walked the runway for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana.
Hussein, Crown Prince of Jordan Attended the Same Military Academy as Princes William and Harry
As the Crown Prince of Jordan, Hussein bin Abdullah bin Hussein bin Talal is not only the son of King Abdullah II – but he’s also a 42nd-generation direct descendent of the prophet Muhammad. His family is a member of the Hashemite dynasty, which is the oldest-ruling dynasty in the Muslim world, so it’s no wonder he’s considered to be a big deal when it comes to the royals.
As he will one day become king himself, 27-year-old Hussein has spent his whole life preparing himself to take the throne. He studied International History at Georgetown University in the US and then made his way to the iconic Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the UK – which is where Princes Harry and William also completed their military training. Today, Hussein serves as a Captain in the Jordanian Armed Forces.
Leonor, Princess of Asturias Will Become the First Spanish Queen in Over 200 Years
Leonor, Princess of Asturias may only be 16 years old, but she’s already making a name for herself as one of the most famous royals in the world. That’s because she’ll become the first Spanish queen in over 200 years when her father, King Felipe VI, passes away. Amazingly, sources close to her have stated that she’s already inherited her father’s leadership ability – while also showcasing her mother Queen Letizia’s stylish fashion sense.
Of course, Leonor is still pretty young – so she’s got a bit of living to do before she can take her seat on the throne. She’s already fluent in Spanish, Catalan, English, Arabic, and Mandarin, but at the time of writing, she’s also studying at the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales to further her education even more. This prestigious school has taught countless princes and princesses before her, so she should feel right at home.
Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece and Denmark Is a Professional Artist
His grandparents were the last King and Queen of the Hellenes, and while that means that 23-year-old Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece and Denmark will never sit on the throne, he still remains a high-flying member of the Greek royal family. Yes, known by his nickname “Alexios” or “Tino” to his friends, the Prince has lived a very privileged life in both the UK and the US. Now, he calls America his home.
Although his Instagram account may be aesthetically pleasing, his pictures are perfectly curated – meaning that there aren’t a lot of them online. However, that must have something to do with the fact that this young royal is now an artist by trade. He even uses his heritage to inspire his work, as he’s become world-renowned for his paintings and sculptures inspired by Greek mythology.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway Will Become the Country’s Second Female Monarch
Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway is only 18 years old, but she’s already paving the way for female royals across the world. She’s the granddaughter of the current King Harald V and the daughter of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit – which means that one day she will also sit on the throne. Amazingly, this will make her the country’s second female monarch in history.
Of course, Ingrid spends most of her days learning what it takes to rule a country, but she also makes time for herself. Not only is she a keen surfer, but she also loves photography and the outdoors. Over the years she’s also become a keen environmentalist, and she plans to use her position to inspire a positive change in the way that we look after our planet.
Princess Talita Natasha von Fürstenberg Is Set to Take Over the Fashion World
With a name like Fürstenberg on her birth certificate, you just know that Princess Talita Natasha von Fürstenberg is going to do something big. As the daughter of Prince Alexander von Fürstenberg of Germany and the granddaughter of esteemed fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg, she’s grown up around royalty and fashion. So, it’s no wonder she’s now set to take over the fashion world.
Talita spent her high school and college years in the United States, where she originally studied international relationships – before transferring to New York University to study fashion business and marketing. During this time, she not only worked for her grandmother’s fashion house but also served as its muse. In 2019, the 22-year-old took her career one step further when she launched her own line for DVF called TVF.
Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick Is a Financier and Fashion Designer
Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick is a bit of a mouthful, which is why this 33-year-old royal likes to be known as Eddy Downpatrick instead. Not only is he the godson of the late Lady Diana, but his grandfather is also Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin. However, because Eddy was confirmed into the Roman Catholic Church, he was excluded from the line of succession. He probably doesn’t mind, though.
Like many other young male royals, Eddy studied at the exclusive Eton College when he was younger – and he eventually made his way to the University of Oxford to study Modern Languages. He later became a financial analyst for JP Morgan before coming up with the idea to launch his own fashion line. The idea came to fruition in 2017 when he launched FIDIR – a fashion line with designs inspired by the Scottish Highlands.
Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp Prefers to Live a More Low-Profile Life
As you can probably tell by his name, Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp is tied to the British royal family thanks to the late People’s Princess. As the nephew of Lady Diana, Louis is also the first cousin of both Prince William and Harry – but not many people know about him. That’s because this guy tends to keep a low profile, even though he’s set to inherit a major family fortune.
Although he may be younger than his three older sisters, the 28-year-old is actually the heir apparent to the Spencer earldom. That’s because English primogeniture law dictates that only a son can inherit a father’s title, which means that everything is going to Louis when his father passes away. He’ll not only become Earl Spencer, but he’ll also inherit the family’s 18th-century aristocratic palace, Althorp House, which is where Princess Diana is buried.
Lady Louise Windsor Has Inherited Her Grandmother’s Love of Horses
With a name like Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor, you probably don’t need us to tell you that this young royal is part of the British royal family. In fact, as the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, she’s actually 16th in line to the throne. She was even a bridesmaid at Prince William and Kate’s wedding.
Now 18 years old, Lady Louise seems to be fully embracing her royal lineage. She’s followed in her mother’s footsteps as a member of the Girlguiding group, and she’s a keen horseback rider – just like her grandmother, the Queen. Not only does the ride the horses herself, but she has also taken up the sport of carriage driving. When Prince Philip passed away in 2021, she inherited his carriage and driving ponies.