The Next Generation of Royals: 13 Princes and Nobles Under 30
It might be the 21st century, but royalty continues to fascinate us. They no longer rule nations as God’s “chosen” overlords and many have fallen from power, but the supposed blue blood that runs through their veins is still subject to curiosity. The world’s most famous and most controversial princes—Prince William and Prince Harry—might not be the young studs they once were, but there’s already another generation of young royals to take their place.
Here are 13 princes from around the world that are under 30.
From Ruling Royal Families
Hussein, Crown Prince of Jordan
At 27 years old, the future king of Jordan is preparing to one day take the throne. He graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and has since been helping his father by taking on more duties. Hussein is the eldest child of King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania Al-Yassin. Hussein and Abdullah hail from the House of Hashim, which is said to be descended from the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Like most modern nations with royal families, Jordan is a constitutional monarchy but the king still holds power and influence in governance.
Prince Nikolai of Denmark
Prince Nikolai of Denmark is only seventh in line for the throne, but he’s caught public attention for his foray into the fashion world. The eldest son of Prince Joachim and his first wife Countess Alexandra has walked fashion shows for Burberry and Dior. While he’s modeling on the side, Nikolai is pursuing a degree at the Copenhagen Business School. Nikolai is 22 years old.
Prince Felix of Denmark
The younger brother of Nikolai, Prince Felix is also pursuing modeling, with a focus on jewelry modeling instead of runways. Felix is 19 years old.
The great-nephew of Queen Elizabeth II, Sam Chatto is the one of only three grandsons of the late Princess Margaret. At 24, the elder Chatto brother is a graduate of Eton College and the University of Edinburgh. Unlike his cousins, who are higher up in the line of succession, Chatto has the freedom to explore his own career as an artist and sculptor.
The younger brother of Sam Chatto, Arthur followed in his brother’s footsteps and attended both Eton College and the University of Edinburgh. At 21, Chatto is an avid rower and athlete and fills his Instagram feed with his frequent adventures.
Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp
Louis Spencer might not be a royal by blood, but he certainly is by association. Spencer is the nephew of the late Princess Diana, who was born a Spencer and grew up in Louis’s childhood home of Althorp House. Louis is in line to become Earl Spencer and the manager of the Althorp estate, where Princess Diana has been laid to rest. He is 28 years old.
Prince Joachim of Belgium
Joachim is not in the direct line of succession to the Belgian throne, but his mother is the younger sister of the Belgian King Philippe. On his father's side, his great-grandfather was the last king of Austria. Joachim is 30 years old.
Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco
The eldest child of King Mohammad VI of Morocco, Moulay is expected to inherit the throne after his father. He’s only 18, but he’s already taking on more appearances and responsibilities to prepare for the throne. Moulay is expected to take on the name Hassan III when he becomes king.
Prince Abdul of Brunei
The 30-year-old prince from Brunei is the fourth son of the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei. His eldest brother is currently being groomed for succession. Of all the brothers, Prince Abdul is perhaps the most active on social media, allowing his millions of followers to witness his royal lifestyle.
Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg
Sébastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. The title of heir falls to his eldest brother, but the young prince has been doing his part by enlisting in the Luxembourg army.
From Defunct Royal Families
Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece and Denmark
The Greek royal family might be deposed, but that hasn’t stopped the family from being active members of New York and London societies. The eldest son of the current crown prince of Greece, Prince Constantine is an artist, sculptor, and photographer. Like his fellow royals, he graduated from Georgetown University, and like the princes of Denmark, he modeled for Dior.
Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece and Denmark
Achileas followed his older brother, Prince Constantin, to the U.S. to pursue his undergraduate studies. He’s currently a student at New York University. The deposed Greek royals are relatives of the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburg, and as such, are related to the newest generation of British royals.
Archduke Ferdinand von Habsburg
Habsburg is a family many historians are familiar with, but since they’ve fallen out of power, the current heir apparent is pursuing a career as a motor racing driver. At only 24, Ferdinand is already a racing champion with a promising career ahead.