FeaturesJordan

A look at the Jordanian line of succession

Continuing our summer series on the lines of succession to the world’s monarchies, we are looking at the line of succession to the Jordanian throne, which operates under agnatic primogeniture. Specifically, the line of succession is governed by Article 28 of the Constitution of Jordan. Only mentally sound men who are Muslim who were born to Muslim parents and are legitimate descendants of…
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DenmarkFeatures

A look at the Danish line of succession

This summer, we are taking a look at the various lines of successions in the world’s monarchies. Today, we are focusing on the eleven people in line to the Danish throne. The current monarch is Queen Margrethe II. She ascended the throne on 14 January 1972 following the death of her father King Frederik IX. She is the first female monarch of Denmark since Queen Margrethe I (1353-1412). She…
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British RoyalsFeaturesInsight

The British Line of Succession: the first 20 people

This summer, Royal Central is taking a look at the lines of succession across Europe and this latest installment looks at the first twenty with a claim on the British throne. Elizabeth II has achieved much in her long reign and from a dynastic point of view she has another success to celebrate. For the line to the throne under the Queen is as about as secure as it could be. In fact, so solid…
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BelgiumFeaturesInsight

A look at the Belgian line of succession

Today we’re looking at the line of succession to the Belgian throne. Current Monarch: King Philippe, who succeeded his father, King Albert II, on 21 July 2013 after he stepped down for health reasons. Photo: Laura Dekkers King Philippe was considered by many…
FeaturesSweden

A look at the Swedish line of succession

In a new series, we are taking a look at the various lines of successions in the world’s monarchies. This edition is looking at the ten people in the Swedish line of succession. Current monarch: King Carl XVI Gustaf (b. 1946) who came to the throne in 1973 after the death of his grandfather, King Gustaf VI Adolf. Photo: Peter Knutson, The Royal Court, Sweden The King was born to Prince…
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