Current reigning monarchs by length of reign

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This is a list of currently enthroned monarchs sorted by length of service. It includes monarchs who do not reign over entire nations, such as Nazrin Shah of Perak, but does not include former monarchs and pretenders, such as Michael of Romania, de facto monarchs such as François Hollande who in his capacity as President of France is also Co-Prince of Andorra, constituent monarchs such as the traditional African rulers, or monarchs whose position is unofficial, such as Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama.

List[edit]

Rank Name State(s) Born Age Ascended Years reigned
1. Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) Thailand 5 December 1927 88 years, 234 days 9 June 1946 70 years, 47 days
2. Elizabeth II United Kingdom,
Canada,
Australia,
New Zealand
21 April 1926 90 years, 96 days 6 February 1952 64 years, 171 days
3. Abdul Halim Kedah (Malaysia)[1] 28 November 1927 88 years, 241 days 15 July 1958 58 years, 11 days
4. Elizabeth II Jamaica 6 August 1962 53 years, 355 days
5. Barbados 30 November 1966 49 years, 239 days
6. Hassanal Bolkiah Brunei 15 July 1946 70 years, 11 days 4 October 1967 48 years, 296 days
7. Qaboos bin Said al Said Oman 18 November 1940 75 years, 251 days 23 July 1970 46 years, 3 days
8. Margrethe II Denmark 16 April 1940 76 years, 101 days 14 January 1972 44 years, 194 days
9. Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qassimi III Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) 6 July 1939 77 years, 20 days 25 January 1972 44 years, 183 days
10. Elizabeth II The Bahamas 10 July 1973 43 years, 16 days
11. Carl XVI Gustaf Sweden 30 April 1946 70 years, 87 days 15 September 1973 42 years, 315 days
12. Elizabeth II Grenada 7 February 1974 42 years, 170 days
13. Ahmad Shah Pahang (Malaysia) 24 October 1930 85 years, 276 days 8 May 1974 42 years, 79 days
14. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi Fujairah (United Arab Emirates) 25 September 1948 67 years, 305 days 18 September 1974 41 years, 312 days
15. Elizabeth II Papua New Guinea 16 September 1975 40 years, 314 days
16. Soloman Islands 7 July 1978 38 years, 19 days
17. Tuvalu 1 October 1978 37 years, 299 days
18. Saint Lucia 22 February 1979 37 years, 155 days
19. Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines
27 October 1979 36 years, 273 days
20. Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Ajman (United Arab Emirates) 1931 85 years, 207 days 6 September 1981 34 years, 324 days
21. Elizabeth II Belize 21 September 1981 34 years, 309 days
22. Antigua and Barbuda 1 November 1981 34 years, 268 days
23. Saint Kitts and Nevis 19 September 1983 32 years, 311 days
24. Mswati III Swaziland 19 April 1968 48 years, 98 days 25 April 1986 30 years, 92 days
25. Akihito Japan 23 December 1933 82 years, 216 days 7 January 1989 27 years, 201 days
26. Hans-Adam II Liechtenstein 14 February 1945 71 years, 163 days 13 November 1989 26 years, 256 days
27. Harald V Norway 21 February 1937 79 years, 156 days 17 January 1991 25 years, 191 days
28. Letsie III Lesotho 17 July 1963 53 years, 9 days 7 February 1996 20 years, 170 days + 4 years, 74 days[2]
29. Mizan Zainal Abidin Terengganu (Malaysia) 22 January 1962 54 years, 186 days 15 May 1998 18 years, 72 days
30. Abdullah II Jordan 30 January 1962 54 years, 178 days 7 February 1999 17 years, 170 days
31. Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Bahrain 28 January 1950 66 years, 180 days 6 March 1999 17 years, 142 days
32. Mohammed VI Morocco 21 August 1963 52 years, 340 days 23 July 1999 17 years, 3 days
33. Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Perlis (Malaysia) 17 May 1943 73 years, 70 days 17 April 2000 16 years, 100 days
34. Henri Luxembourg 16 April 1955 61 years, 101 days 7 October 2000 15 years, 293 days
35. Sharafuddin Idris Shah Selangor (Malaysia) 11 December 1945 70 years, 228 days 22 November 2001 14 years, 247 days
36. Norodom Sihamoni Cambodia 14 May 1953 63 years, 73 days 14 October 2004 11 years, 286 days
37. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 25 January 1948 68 years, 183 days 3 November 2004 11 years, 266 days
38. Albert II Monaco 14 March 1958 58 years, 134 days 6 April 2005 11 years, 111 days
39. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 15 July 1949 67 years, 11 days 4 January 2006 10 years, 204 days
40. Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Kuwait 16 June 1929 87 years, 40 days 29 January 2006 10 years, 179 days
41. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Bhutan 21 February 1980 36 years, 156 days 9 December 2006 9 years, 230 days
42. Tunku Muhriz Negeri Sembilan (Malaysia) 14 January 1948 68 years, 194 days 29 December 2008 7 years, 210 days
43. Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla Umm al-Quwain (United Arab Emirates) 1 October 1952 63 years, 299 days 2 January 2009 7 years, 206 days
44. Ibrahim Ismail Johor (Malaysia) 22 November 1958 57 years, 247 days 23 January 2010 6 years, 185 days
45. Muhammad V Kelantan (Malaysia) 6 October 1969 46 years, 294 days 13 September 2010 5 years, 317 days
46. Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi Ras al-Khaimah (United Arab Emirates) 10 February 1956 60 years, 167 days 27 October 2010 5 years, 273 days
47. Tupou VI Tonga 12 July 1959 57 years, 14 days 18 March 2012 4 years, 130 days
48. Francis Vatican City 17 December 1936 79 years, 222 days 13 March 2013 3 years, 135 days
49. Willem-Alexander Netherlands 27 April 1967 49 years, 90 days 30 April 2013 3 years, 87 days
50. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Qatar 3 June 1980 36 years, 53 days 25 June 2013 3 years, 31 days
51. Philippe Belgium 15 April 1960 56 years, 102 days 21 July 2013 3 years, 5 days
52. Nazrin Shah Perak (Malaysia) 27 November 1956 59 years, 242 days 29 May 2014 2 years, 58 days
53. Felipe VI Spain 30 January 1968 48 years, 178 days 19 June 2014 2 years, 37 days
54. Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Saudi Arabia 31 December 1935 80 years, 208 days 23 January 2015 1 year, 185 days

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Abdul Halim is also the currently-reigning Yang di-Pertuan Agong, and has reigned for 4 years, 226 days (13 December 2011).
  2. ^ Letsie III also reigned from 12 November 1990 to 25 January 1995.