List of heirs apparent

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This is the list of the heirs apparent to the thrones of the world.

List of heirs apparent as of April 2015[edit]

Country Image Heir apparent Relationship with the current monarch
 Bahrain Prince Salman bin Hamad al Khalifa at the Pentagon May 10 2012.jpg Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
69-10-29Born (1969-10-21)21 October 1969
Eldest son of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
 Belgium Prinses Elisabeth van België.jpg Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant
60-04-15Born (2001-10-25)25 October 2001
Eldest daughter of King Philippe I
 Brunei Al-Muhtadee Billah.jpg Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah
74-02-17Born (1974-02-17)17 February 1974
Eldest son of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
 Denmark Royal Wedding Stockholm 2010 Crown Prince Frederik.jpg Crown Prince Frederik
68-05-26Born (1968-05-26)26 May 1968
Eldest son of Queen Margrethe II
 Japan Naruhito-2008-2.jpg Crown Prince Naruhito
60-02-23Born (1960-02-23)23 February 1960
Eldest son of Emperor Akihito
 Jordan Crown Prince Hussein.jpg Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah
94-06-28Born (1994-06-28)28 June 1994
Eldest son of King Abdullah II
 Kuwait Sin foto.svg Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
35-06-25Born (1937-06-25)25 June 1937
Half-brother of Emir Sabah IV
 Lesotho Sin foto.svg Prince Lerotholi Seeiso
07-04-18Born (2007-04-18)18 April 2007
Eldest son of King Letsie III
 Liechtenstein Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein.jpg Hereditary Prince Alois [1]
68-06-11Born (1968-06-11)11 June 1968
Eldest son of Prince Hans-Adam II
 Luxembourg HRH Crown Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg (2010).jpg Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
81-11-11Born (1981-11-11)11 November 1981
Eldest son of Grand Duke Henri
 Monaco Sin foto.svg Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco
14-12-10Born (2014-12-10)10 December 2014
Only legitimate son of Prince Albert II
 Morocco Sin foto.svg Crown Prince Moulay Hassan
03-05-08Born (2003-05-08)8 May 2003
Eldest son of King Mohammed VI
 Netherlands Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange.jpg Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange
03-12-07Born (2003-12-07)7 December 2003
Eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander
 Norway Haakon Magnus av Norge.jpg Crown Prince Haakon
73-06-20Born (1973-06-20)20 June 1973
Eldest son of King Harald V
 Saudi Arabia Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.jpg Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz
45-09-15Born (1945-09-15)15 September 1945
Half-brother of King Salman ibn Abdilaziz Al Saud
 Sweden Crown Princess Victoria June 8, 2013 (cropped).jpg Crown Princess Victoria
77-07-14Born (1977-07-14)14 July 1977
Eldest daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf
 Thailand HRH Vajiralongkorn (Cropped).jpg Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn
52-06-28Born (1952-06-28)28 June 1952
Eldest son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej
 Tonga ʻUlukālala.jpg Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala
85-09-17Born (1985-09-17)17 September 1985
Eldest son of King Tupou VI

Commonwealth realms[edit]

Commonwealth realms Image Heir apparent Relationship
 Antigua and Barbuda
 Australia
 Bahamas
 Barbados
 Belize
 Canada
 Grenada
 Jamaica
 New Zealand
 Papua New Guinea
 Saint Kitts and Nevis
 Saint Lucia
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 Solomon Islands
 Tuvalu
 United Kingdom
Prince Charles 2012.jpg Charles, Prince of Wales [2]
48-11-14Born (1948-11-14)14 November 1948
Eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II

List of current heirs apparent in Malaysia[edit]

State Image Style Current heir apparent Relationship with the current monarch
 Johor Darul Takzim Sin foto.svg Tunku Mahkota Tunku Ismail Idris ibni Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Eldest son
 Kedah Darul Aman Sin foto.svg Raja Muda Tunku Abdul Malik ibni Sultan Badlishah Younger brother
 Kelantan Darul Naim Sin foto.svg Tengku Mahkota Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra Younger brother
 Pahang Darul Makmur Sin foto.svg Tengku Mahkota Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah Eldest son
 Perak Darul Ridzuan Sin foto.svg Raja Muda Raja Jaafar bin Almarhum Raja Muda Musa Cousin
 Perlis Indera Kayangan Sin foto.svg Raja Muda Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra ibni Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail Eldest son
 Selangor Darul Ehsan Sin foto.svg Raja Muda Tengku Amir Shah ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Eldest son
 Terengganu Darul Iman Sin foto.svg Yang di-Pertuan Muda Tengku Muhammad Ismail ibni Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Eldest son

The State of Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus does not have an heir apparent, as the ruler of Negeri Sembilan, known as the Yang di Pertuan Besar is elected by a council of the four Undangs.

List of current heirs apparent in the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Emirate Image Heir apparent Relationship with the current monarch
 Abu Dhabi General Mohammed bin Zayed.jpg Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Half brother
 Ajman Sin foto.svg Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi
 Dubai H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Summit on the Global Agenda.jpg Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Second son
 Fujairah Sin foto.svg Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi Eldest son
 Ras al-Khaimah Sin foto.svg Sheikh Muhammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi[3]
 Sharjah Sin foto.svg Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi [4]
 Umm al-Quwain Sin foto.svg Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mua'lla

Current sovereign monarchs without an heir apparent[edit]

Country Current monarch Reason for no heir apparent Current heir presumptive Relationship
 Andorra Co-prince Joan Enric Vives Sicília Successor must be appointed by the Pope None
Co-prince François Hollande Successor must be elected by the French
 Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck King has no children Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck Brother
 Cambodia King Norodom Sihamoni New monarch will be elected None
 Malaysia King Abdul Halim of Kedah New monarch will be elected None
 Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said Sultan has no children. heir was appointed. successor's name a state secret.
 Spain King Felipe VI The King has no sons Leonor, Princess of Asturias Elder daughter
 Qatar Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Successor must be elected None
 Swaziland King Mswati III Successor must be elected None
  Vatican City Pope Francis Successor must be elected None

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alois is the current regent of Liechtenstein.
  2. ^ Prince Charles was also heir to the following thrones before they became republics: Ceylon, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Kenya, Malawi, Kenya, Malta, Mauritius, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Union of South Africa, Tanganyika, Trinidad and Tobago and Uganda
  3. ^ http://rak.ae/en/web/rakportal/facts
  4. ^ http://www.sharjahtourism.ae/en/about-sharjah/government-of-sharjah/crown-prince