List of spouses of heads of state

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This is a list of First Spouses, showing the spouses of incumbent heads of state. Where heads of government are different, the spouses are not listed as they are not the First Spouse since the head of state holds the constitutionally higher position.

States recognised by the United Nations[edit]

State Head of state Spouse
 Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Zeenat Karzai
 Albania President Bujar Nishani Odeta Nishani
 Algeria President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Amal Bouteflika
 Andorra Co-Prince Joan Enric Vives Sicília
Co-Prince François Hollande
Bachelor
Bachelor
 Angola President José Eduardo dos Santos Ana Paula dos Santos
 Antigua and Barbuda Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 Argentina President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Widow
Formerly Nestor Kirchner
 Armenia President Serzh Sargsyan Rita Sargsyan
 Australia Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 Austria President Heinz Fischer Margit Fischer
 Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev Mehriban Aliyeva
 Bahamas Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 Bahrain King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa Sabika bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa
 Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid Rashida Hamid
 Barbados Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko Galina Lukashenko
 Belgium King Philippe Queen Mathilde
 Belize Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 Benin President Yayi Boni Chantal Boni Yayi
 Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck Queen Jetsun Pema
 Bolivia President Evo Morales Bachelor
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency: Željko Komšić (Chairman)
Bakir Izetbegović (Member)
Nebojša Radmanović (Member)
Sabina Komšić
Sebija Izetbegović
Dijana Radmanović
 Botswana President Ian Khama
 Brazil President Dilma Rousseff Divorced
 Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Pengiran Anak Saleha
 Bulgaria President Rosen Plevneliev Yuliyana Plevnelieva
 Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaoré Chantal Compaoré
 Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza Denise Bucumi Nkurunziza
 Cambodia King Norodom Sihamoni Bachelor
 Cameroon President Paul Biya Chantal Biya
 Canada Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 Cape Verde President Jorge Carlos Fonseca Lígia Fonseca
 Central African Republic President Michel Djotodia
 Chad President Idriss Déby Hinda Déby Itno
 Chile President Sebastián Piñera Cecilia Morel Montes
 China President Xi Jinping Peng Liyuan
 Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos María Clemencia Rodríguez
 Comoros President Ikililou Dhoinine
 Republic of the Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso Antoinette Sassou Nguesso
 Democratic Republic of the Congo President Joseph Kabila Olive Lembe Di Sita Kabila
 Costa Rica President Luis Gullermo Solis Rivera Bachelor
 Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara Dominique Nouvian
 Croatia President Ivo Josipović Tatjana Josipović
 Cuba President Raúl Castro Widower
Formerly Vilma Espín (d. 2007)
 Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades Andri Moustakoudes
 Czech Republic President Miloš Zeman Ivana Bednarčíková
 Denmark Queen Margrethe II Count Henri de Laborde de Monpezat
 Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh Kadra Mahamoud Haid
 Dominica President Nicholas Liverpool Verna Liverpool
 Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina Cándida Montilla
 East Timor President Taur Matan Ruak Isabel da Costa Ferreira
 Ecuador President Rafael Correa Anne Malherbe
 Egypt President Adly Mansour
 El Salvador President Mauricio Funes Vanda Pignato
 Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Constancia Mangue de Obiang
 Eritrea President Isaias Afewerki Saba Haile
 Estonia President Toomas Hendrik Ilves Evelin Ilves
 Ethiopia President Mulatu Teshome
 Fiji President Epeli Nailatikau Adi Koila Mara
 Finland President Sauli Niinistö Jenni Haukio
 France President François Hollande Bachelor
 Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba Édith Lucie Bongo Ondimba
The Gambia Gambia President Yahya Jammeh Madam Zineb Jammeh
 Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili Bachelor
 Germany President Joachim Gauck Gerhild Gauck
 Ghana President John Dramani Mahama Lordina Mahama
 Greece President Karolos Papoulias May Panou Papoulia
 Grenada Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 Guatemala President Otto Pérez Molina Rosa Leal de Pérez
 Guinea President Alpha Condé Djene Kaba Condé
 Guinea-Bissau President Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo
 Guyana President Donald Ramotar Deolatchmee Ramotar
 Haiti President Michel Martelly Sophia Martelly
 Holy See Sovereign Francis Bachelor
 Honduras President Porfirio Lobo Sosa Rosa Elena de Lobo
 Hungary President János Áder Anita Herczegh
 Iceland President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson Dorrit Moussaieff
 India President Pranab Mukherjee Suvra Mukherjee
 Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Kristiani Herawati
 Iran Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei Khojaste Khamenei[dubious ]
 Iraq President Jalal Talabani Hero Ibrahim Ahmed
 Ireland President Michael D. Higgins Sabina Coyne
 Israel President Shimon Peres Widower
Formerly Sonya Gelman Peres
 Italy President Giorgio Napolitano Clio Maria Bittoni
 Jamaica Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 Japan Emperor Akihito Empress Michiko
 Jordan King Abdullah II Queen Rania
 Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev Sara Nazarbayeva
 Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta
 Kiribati President Anote Tong Meme Tong
 Kuwait Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Widower
Formerly Fatuwah bint Salman Al-Sabah (d. 1990)
 Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev Raisa Atambayeva
 Laos President Choummaly Sayasone Keosaychay Sayasone
 Latvia President Andris Bērziņš Dace Seisuma
 Lebanon President Michel Suleiman Wafaa Suleiman
 Lesotho King Letsie III Karabo Motšoeneng
 Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Divorced[when?]
Libya Libya Chairman of General National Congress Nouri Abusahmain
 Liechtenstein Prince Hans-Adam II Princess Marie
 Lithuania President Dalia Grybauskaitė Spinster
 Luxembourg Grand Duke Henri Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
 Macedonia President Gjorge Ivanov Maja Ivanova
 Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina
 Malawi President Joyce Banda Richard Banda
 Malaysia Yang di-Pertuan Agong Abdul Halim of Kedah Sultanah Haminah Hamidun
 Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Fathimath Ibrahim
 Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
 Malta President George Abela Margaret Abela
 Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak Lieom Anono Loeak
 Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
 Mauritius President Kailash Purryag Aneetah Purryag
 Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto Angélica Rivera
 Micronesia President Manny Mori Emma Mori
 Moldova President Nicolae Timofti Margareta Timofti
 Monaco Prince Albert II Princess Charlene
 Mongolia President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj Khajidsurengiin Bolormaa
 Montenegro President Filip Vujanović Svetlana Vujanović
 Morocco King Mohammed VI Princess Lalla Salma
 Mozambique President Armando Guebuza Maria da Luz Guebuza
 Myanmar President Thein Sein Khin Khin Win
 Namibia President Hifikepunye Pohamba Penehupifo Pohamba
 Nauru President Baron Waqa
   Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav Julekha Yadav
 Netherlands King Willem-Alexander Queen Máxima
 New Zealand Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega Rosario Murillo
 Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou Aïssata Issoufou
Dr Malika Issoufou Mahamadou
 Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan Patience Jonathan
 North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly Kim Yong-nam
Ri Sol-ju
 Norway King Harald V Queen Sonja
 Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said Divorced[when?]
 Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain
 Palau President Tommy Remengesau Debbie Remengesau
 Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas
President Aziz Duwaik
Amina Abbas
 Panama President Ricardo Martinelli Marta Linares
 Papua New Guinea Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 Paraguay President Horacio Cartes María Montaña de Cartes
 Peru President Ollanta Humala Nadine Heredia
 Philippines President Benigno Aquino III Bachelor
 Poland President Bronisław Komorowski Anna Dziadzia
 Portugal President Aníbal Cavaco Silva Maria Cavaco Silva
 Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim al-Thani
 Romania President Traian Băsescu Maria Băsescu
 Russia President Vladimir Putin Divorced
Formerly Lyudmila Putina
 Rwanda President Paul Kagame Jeannette Nyiramongi
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 Saint Lucia Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 San Marino Captain Regent Antonella Mularoni
Captain Regent Denis Amici
 São Tomé and Príncipe President Manuel Pinto da Costa
 Saudi Arabia King Abdullah Jawahir bint Ali Hussein, three others
Divorced[when?][who?]
 Senegal President Macky Sall Marieme Faye Sall
 Serbia President Tomislav Nikolić Dragica Ninković
 Seychelles President James Michel Natalie Michel
 Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma Sia Koroma
 Singapore President Tony Tan Mary Chee Bee Kiang
 Slovakia President Ivan Gašparovič Silvia Gašparovičová
 Slovenia President Borut Pahor Bachelor
 Solomon Islands Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
 South Africa President Jacob Zuma Gloria Bongekile Ngema
Thobeka Mabhija
Nompumelelo Ntuli
Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo
Divorced
Formerly Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
Widower
Formerly Kate Zuma
 South Korea President Park Geun-hye Spinster
 South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit
 Spain King Juan Carlos I Queen Sofía
 Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa Shiranthi Rajapaksa
 Sudan President Omar al-Bashir Fatima Khalid
Widad Babiker Omer
 Suriname President Dési Bouterse Ingrid Waldring
 Swaziland King Mswati III 14 wives
 Sweden King Carl XVI Gustaf Queen Silvia
  Switzerland President Ueli Maurer
 Syria President Bashar al-Assad Asma al-Assad
 Tajikistan President Emomalii Rahmon Azizmo Asadullayeva
 Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete Salma Kikwete
 Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej Sirikit
 Togo President Faure Gnassingbé
 Tonga King Tupou VI Nanasipauʻu Tukuʻaho
 Trinidad and Tobago President Anthony Carmona Reema Harrysingh-Carmona
 Tunisia President Moncef Marzouki Beatrix Rhein
 Turkey President Abdullah Gül Hayrünnisa Gül
 Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
 Tuvalu Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 Uganda President Yoweri Museveni Janet Kataha
 Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych Lyudmilla Oleksandrivna
 United Arab Emirates President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Shamsa bint Suhail Al Mazrouei
 United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 United States President Barack Obama Michelle Obama
 Uruguay President José Mujica Lucía Topolansky
 Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov Tatyana Karimova
 Vanuatu President Iolu Abil
 Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro Cilia Flores
 Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang
 Yemen President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi
 Zambia President Michael Sata Christine Kaseba
 Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Grace Marufu

States recognised by at least one United Nations member[edit]

State Head of state Spouse
 Abkhazia President Alexander Ankvab
 Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga Astrit Kuçi
 Northern Cyprus President Derviş Eroğlu Meral Eroğlu
 Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou Christine Chow Ma
 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic President Mohamed Abdelaziz Khadija Hamdi
 South Ossetia President Leonid Tibilov

States not recognised by any United Nations members[edit]

State Head of state Spouse
 Nagorno-Karabakh President Bako Sahakyan
 Somaliland President Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo Amina Weris Sheikh-Mohamed Jirde
 Transnistria President Yevgeny Shevchuk

See also[edit]

References[edit]