Royalty

10 Countries Where Monarchs Still Rule

Kingdom of Bahrain
Bahrain
Monarch: HM Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa
Start of reign: 1999

Kingdom of Bhutan
Bhutan
Monarch: HM Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
Start of reign: 2006

Brunei Darussalam
Sultan_Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
Monarch: HM Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
Start of reign: 1967

Kuwait
Kuwait
Monarch: HH Emir Sabah Ahmed al-Sabah
Start of reign: 2006

Sultanate of Oman
Sultan_Qaboos_Grand_Mosque
Monarch: HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said
Start of reign: 1970

Qatar
Doha City, Qatar
Monarch: HM Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani
Start of reign: 2013

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
Monarch: CTHM King Salman bin Abdul‘aziz
Start of reign: 2015

Kingdom of Swaziland
Swaziland
Monarch: HM King Mswati III
Start of reign: 1986

United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Monarch: HH President Khalifa bin Zayed
Start of reign: 2004

Vatican City State
Vatican City
Monarch: HH Pope Francis
Start of reign: 2013