As of 2015, the countries that are ruled by a king or a queen include the United Kingdom, which is ruled by Queen Elizabeth II. Other countries are Denmark ruled by Queen Margrethe II, Norway ruled by King Harald V and Sweden ruled by King Carl XVI Gustav.Know More
Belgium is ruled by King Philippe, while Spain's king is Felipe VI. Lesotho is ruled by King Letsie III and Swaziland by King Mswati III. Japan's emperor is Akihito, the king of Tonga is Tupou VI, and the king of the Netherlands is Willem-Alexander.
The king of Jordan is Abdullah II. The king of Saudi Arabia is also Abdullah, and the king of Bahrain is Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa. Morocco's king is Mohammed VI and Cambodia's king is Norodom Sihamoni. The king of Bhutan is Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
The world's longest reigning monarch is King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, who has been reigning since 1946. The second longest reigning monarch is Queen Elizabeth II, who came to the throne upon the death of her father, George VI, in 1952. Queen Elizabeth's kingdom is the largest in terms of area and population, as it stretches from the British Isles to Canada to Australia, the Caribbean and Polynesia.Learn more about Monarchies
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is a well-known animal lover; she has owned dogs named Dookie, Jane, Crackers, Carol, Susan, Willow, Holly, Candy and Vulcan. The queen is most closely associated with a specific dog breed, the corgi, to which she was first introduced as a child by her father, King George VI.Full Answer >
Queen Elizabeth II is famous for her conservative dress, her reserved personality, and as of October 2014, for never giving an interview to the press. She was third in line for the throne and became queen in 1952 when her father passed away. At the time, she was 25 years old.Full Answer >
CBE stands for Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and is a rank in the royal honors system of the United Kingdom. A CBE is one step below a knighthood, and generally given for leadership or exemplary service at the regional or national level.Full Answer >
In the past, the role of a king was to rule a kingdom. Historical kings had complete domain and made all government decisions. In contemporary culture, the role of kings is mostly symbolic. They actively engage in rituals that reflect national tradition rather than political influence.Full Answer >