Queen Elizabeth II of England
Queen Elizabeth takes the cake as the world’s most distinguished royal overall. She is also the longest-reigning, followed by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, who has reigned for 20 years less than Elizabeth. Her Majesty also has the largest social media following with 4.1 million followers.
“She is the longest-reigning living monarch with 68 uninterrupted years on the throne. She also has fans all over the world, with the highest number of followers on Twitter,” Royal Vegas notes.
“On top of this, she also achieved the military rank of Truck Mechanic when she joined the women’s armed forces back in the 1940s.”
Queen Elizabeth’s total score was 748.37.
Abdullah of Pahang of Malaysia
Abdullah of Pahang is the second most distinguished royal overall. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, or Supreme Head, is also the royal with the most military service under his belt. Abdullah served 42 years, rising from officer cadet to brigade general.
Abdullah of Pahang’s overall score is 660.96.
Sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco
Prince Albert is the third most distinguished royal overall. The prince’s Palace of Monaco is the largest castle belonging to any of the royals on this list at 1.97 million square meters. It is a tourist attraction, museum, and fully functional palace.
Prince Albert’s overall score is 653.26.
Prince William comes in fourth but surprisingly takes home the top spot in none of the categories. He is third on the list of social media following with approximately 1.9 million followers. Since the project’s completion, he has cleared 2 million followers. That still falls behind second place, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. The crown prince currently has 3.6 million followers.
Prince William’s overall score is 600.84.
King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand
King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand has both the highest net worth and highest education of all the distinguished royals. The project clocks the king’s net worth at $30 billion. The king has a PhD in law from Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University.
“King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand comes on top of the list with an estimated net worth of around $30 billion. He not only outperforms other royals when it comes to money, but he also sits high in the list for academic achievements with a Ph.D. in Law and a military rank of General, Admiral and Air Chief Marshal.”
King Vajiralongkorn’s overall score is 533.13.
King Felipe VI of Spain
King Felipe VI is the head of Spain’s royal family. He’s reigned for just five years. The project reports his net worth as $20 million, which puts him 28th in net worth, just under Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
King Felipe’s overall score is 531.72.
King Abdullah II of Jordan
King Abdullah II of Jordan has reigned for 21 years. He has a reported net worth of $750 million. He has just a high school education, but he served 18 years in the military.
King Abdullah II’s overall score is 527.31.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco
King Mohammed VI has been the king of Morocco for 20 years. He has an astounding net worth of $2.1 billion. He also holds a PhD in law from the French University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
King Mohammed VI’s overall score is 519.32.
King Philippe of Belgium
King Philippe of Belgium has reigned for the last six years. He assumed the throne after his father’s abdication. Philippe has an MA in political science and 33 years of military service under his belt.
King Philippe’s overall score is 516.97.
Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of UAE
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was touched on earlier for his immense social media following. He was also named one of Time‘s most influential people of 2019. Many see him as one of the most powerful men in the world, despite not being at the head of his family.
Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s overall score is 504.11.
Emir Sabah al-Ahmad of Kuwait
Emir Sabah al-Ahmad of Kuwait has reigned for 14 years. The 91-year-old doesn’t share information about his palace or his education. He does have an impressive net worth of $600 million.
Emir Sabah al-Ahma’s overall score is 476.09.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Many will argue Prince Harry’s withdrawal from royal life disqualifies him from the list, but you can’t deny his important role in the British royal family. Harry has his degree in geography and art and 10 years of military service under his belt.
Prince Harry’s overall score is 474.24.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has reigned for 48 years. She boasts a net worth of $40 million and an MA in political science. Marselisborg Palace, where the Danish royal family resides, is 36,172 square meters.
Queen Margrethe II’s overall score is 470.38.
King Tupou VI of Tonga
King Tupou VI of Tonga has reigned for the last eight years. He served 16 years in the military and has an MA in international relations. His net worth is among the lower of the royals who had that information publicly available, with just $5 million.
King Tupou VI’s overall score is 452.76.
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has reigned for six years. He served 28 years in the military and has a net worth of $47 million. He also has an MA in history.
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands’ overall score is 451.14.