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This is the list of current heirs apparent to the thrones of the world as of 19 August 2022 [refresh].

List of heirs apparent[edit]

Country Picture Name of heir apparent Title Date of birth (age) Became heir apparent Relation to the monarch
 Antigua and Barbuda
 New Zealand
 Papua New Guinea
 Saint Kitts and Nevis
 Saint Lucia
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 Solomon Islands
 United Kingdom
Charles, Prince of Wales in 2021 (cropped) (2).jpg Charles[a]
Prince of Wales,
Duke of Cornwall,
Duke of Rothesay,
Duke of Edinburgh,
Earl of Chester,
Earl of Carrick,
Earl of Merioneth,
Baron of Renfrew,
Baron Greenwich,
Lord of the Isles,
Prince and Great Steward of Scotland
(1948-11-14) 14 November 1948 (age 73) 6 February 1952 Eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II
 Bahrain 2021 Crown Prince of Bahrain.jpg Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa Crown Prince of Bahrain,
Deputy King
(1969-10-21) 21 October 1969 (age 52) 6 March 1999 Eldest son of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
 Belgium Prinses Elisabeth van België.jpg Elisabeth Princess of Belgium,
Duchess of Brabant
(2001-10-25) 25 October 2001 (age 20) 21 July 2013 Eldest child of King Philippe
 Bhutan Royal Prince of Bhutan (cropped).jpg Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck Crown Prince of Bhutan,
Druk Gyalsey of Bhutan
(2016-02-05) 5 February 2016 (age 6) 5 February 2016 Elder son of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
 Brunei Al-Muhtadee Billah on 21 July 2022 01.jpg Al-Muhtadee Billah Crown Prince of Brunei Darussalam (1974-02-17) 17 February 1974 (age 48) 17 February 1974 Eldest son of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
 Kingdom of Denmark Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark in 2018.jpg Frederik Crown Prince of Denmark,
Count of Monpezat
(1968-05-26) 26 May 1968 (age 54) 14 January 1972 Eldest child of Queen Margrethe II
 Jordan Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan cropped.jpeg Hussein Crown Prince of Jordan (1994-06-28) 28 June 1994 (age 28) 28 November 2004 Eldest son of King Abdullah II
 Kuwait Emir Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.jpg Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Sheikh,
Crown Prince of Kuwait
(1940-09-27) 27 September 1940 (age 81) 7 October 2020 Younger brother of Emir Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
 Lesotho Coat of arms of Lesotho.svg Lerotholi Seeiso Crown Prince of Lesotho (2007-04-18) 18 April 2007 (age 15) 18 April 2007 Only son of King Letsie III
 Liechtenstein Alois of Liechtenstein and Karin Kneissl November 2018 (45170115774) (cropped) 2.jpg Alois Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein,
Count of Rietberg
(1968-06-11) 11 June 1968 (age 54) 13 November 1989 Eldest son of Prince Hans-Adam II
 Luxembourg Guillaume av Luxemburg.jpg Guillaume Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1981-11-11) 11 November 1981 (age 40) 7 October 2000 Eldest child of Grand Duke Henri
 Monaco Coat of arms of Monaco.svg Jacques Hereditary Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux (2014-12-10) 10 December 2014 (age 7) 10 December 2014 Only legitimate son of Prince Albert II
 Morocco Moulay Hassan in 2018.jpg Moulay Hassan Moulay, Crown Prince of Morocco (2003-05-08) 8 May 2003 (age 19) 8 May 2003 Only son of King Mohammed VI
 Kingdom of the Netherlands Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria (2019; cropped).jpg Catharina-Amalia Princess of Orange (2003-12-07) 7 December 2003 (age 18) 30 April 2013 Eldest child of King Willem-Alexander
 Norway Eesti suursaadik Norras andis üle volikirja 01 (cropped).jpg Haakon Crown Prince of Norway (1973-07-20) 20 July 1973 (age 49) 17 January 1991 Only son of King Harald V
 Oman ذي يزن بن هيثم آل سعيد.png Theyazin bin Haitham Sayyid,
Crown Prince of Oman
(1990-08-21) 21 August 1990 (age 31) 12 January 2021 Elder son of Sultan Haitham bin Tariq
 Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman October 2019 (cropped).jpg Mohammed bin Salman Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia,
First Deputy Prime Minister
(1985-08-31) 31 August 1985 (age 36) 21 June 2017 Son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
 Sweden Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden in 2018.jpg Victoria Crown Princess of Sweden,
Duchess of Västergötland
(1977-07-14) 14 July 1977 (age 45) 1 January 1980 Eldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf
 Tonga Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala.jpg Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala Crown Prince of Tonga (1985-09-17) 17 September 1985 (age 36) 18 March 2012 Eldest son of King Tupou VI

In federal monarchies[edit]


State Image Style Current heir apparent Date of birth (age) Relationship with
current monarch
 Johor Darul Takzim Tunku Ismail Idris Potrait.jpg Tunku Mahkota Tunku Ismail Idris (1984-06-30) 30 June 1984 (age 38) Eldest son
 Kedah Darul Aman Tunku sarafudin (cropped).jpg Raja Muda Tengku Sarafudin Badlishah (1967-03-02) 2 March 1967 (age 55) Eldest son
 Kelantan Darul Naim Tengku-muhammad-faiz.jpg Tengku Mahkota Tengku Muhammad Fa-iz Petra (1974-01-20) 20 January 1974 (age 48) Eldest younger brother
 Pahang Darul Makmur Hassanal Ibrahim 200120022 (cropped).jpg Tengku Mahkota Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah (1995-09-17) 17 September 1995 (age 26) Eldest surviving son
 Perak Darul Ridzuan Raja Jaafar ibni Almarhum Raja Muda Musa.jpg Raja Muda Raja Jaafar (1941-09-26) 26 September 1941 (age 80) Cousin
 Perlis Indera Kayangan Tuanku Syed Faizuddin.jpg Raja Muda Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail (1967-12-30) 30 December 1967 (age 54) Eldest son
 Selangor Darul Ehsan Tengku Amir Shah (cropped).jpg Raja Muda Tengku Amir Shah (1990-12-12) 12 December 1990 (age 31) Eldest son
 Terengganu Darul Iman Coat of arms of Terengganu.svg Yang di-Pertuan Muda Tengku Muhammad Ismail (1998-03-01) 1 March 1998 (age 24) 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 of Negeri Sembilan, is elected by a council of the four Undangs of Sungai Ujong, Jelebu, Johol, and Rembau.

The rules of succession in Perak Darul Ridzuan are more complicated than in other Malay states. After a sovereign is appointed and installed he will appoint the Raja Muda (heir apparent) and Raja Di Hilir (heir presumptive) on the advice of the Dewan Negara (Royal Council).[citation needed] The reigning Sultan appoints princes of the blood (Waris negri) to certain high princely titles for life. They are arranged in a strict order of precedence indicating the order of succession to the throne. The relative precedence of these titles has altered from time to time, and additional titles have been included and removed. However, the current order, as confirmed on 25 February 1953, stands as follows:

  1. Duli Yang Teramat Mulia (Tuanku) Raja Muda, Wakil us-Sultan, Wazir ul-Azam Negara Perak Dar ur-Ridzwan
  2. Duli Yang Amat Mulia Raja di-Hilir
  3. Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Kechil Besar
  4. Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Kechil Sulong
  5. Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Kechil Tengah
  6. Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Kechil Bongsu.

On the death or promotion of an existing titleholder, the holder of the next most senior title, succeeds. On the death of a reigning Sultan, the prince holding the title of Raja Muda, the senior prince in the hierarchy, succeeds him. The prince holding the title of Raja di-Hilir becomes the new Raja Muda. The Raja Kechil Besar becomes Raja di-Hilir, and so on. The new Sultan may then appoint his own nominee to the most junior title made vacant by these successions.[citation needed]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Emirate Image Heir apparent Relationship to
the monarch
 Ajman Eau ajman-escut.png Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Eldest son
 Dubai H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Summit on the Global Agenda.jpg Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Second son
 Fujairah Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, 2012.jpg Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi Eldest son
 Ras al-Khaimah H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah presiding over the award panel (8268136566) (cropped).jpg Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Al Qasimi[1] Eldest son
 Sharjah Logo (2).svg Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad bin Sultan Al Qasimi[2][3][4] Cousin;[4] Deputy Ruler[2][3]
 Umm al-Quwain Ae uaq-escudo.png Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla Son

Current sovereign monarchs without an heir apparent[edit]

Country Current monarch Reason for no heir apparent Image Current heir presumptive Relationship
 Andorra Co-prince Joan Enric Vives Sicília Successor must be appointed by the pope. None
Co-prince Emmanuel Macron Successor must be elected by the French citizens.
 Cambodia King Norodom Sihamoni New monarch will be elected. None
 Eswatini King Mswati III Successor must be elected. None
 Japan Emperor Naruhito The emperor has no sons. Prince Fumihito Rome 2016 (4).jpg Crown Prince Fumihito Younger brother
 Malaysia Yang di-Pertuan Agong Abdullah New monarch will be elected. Nazrin Shah of Perak in 2019.jpg Nazrin Shah of Perak Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong
 Qatar Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Successor must be appointed. Sheikh abdualla althani.jpg Deputy Emir Abdullah bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Half-brother
 Spain King Felipe VI The king has no sons. Leonor de Borbón 2019 (cropped).jpg Leonor, Princess of Asturias Eldest daughter
 Thailand King Vajiralongkorn The king has several children, but none named as crown prince. Dipangkorn Rasmijoti 2019.jpg Dipangkorn Rasmijoti Legitimate son
  Vatican City Pope Francis Successor must be elected. None

Current federal monarchs without a heir apparent[edit]

Country Current monarch Reason for no heir apparent Image Current heir presumptive Relationship
 Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Successor is yet to be decided. HH Sheikh Khalid.jpg Khaled bin Mohamed Al Nahyan Eldest son


  1. ^ Prince Charles was also heir to the following thrones before they became republics: Barbados, Ceylon, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Kenya, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Union of South Africa, Tanganyika, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uganda[citation needed]


  1. ^ Rak
  2. ^ a b "Home".
  3. ^ a b "Sharjah Crown Prince Honours Winners of GCA 2015".
  4. ^ a b[bare URL PDF]

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