The princes of the XXI century: the rich and beautiful
Where still live Princes and what it is - to be the heir to the throne today?
The Prince of Brunei
The prince and his wife, Sarah Salleh
The Crown Prince of Brunei Al-Muhtadi Bolkiah - with the birth of the minion of fortune. He was lucky to be born first in a family of one of the richest men in the country in the world where there is still an absolute monarchy. He has 11 brothers and sisters, born from four marriages father Sultan Bolkiah. His parents are cousins, sister and brother. And if the second and third wives of the monarch had to divorce, depriving them of the benefits of the palace, the first and principal wife, a relative of Saleh is always with him.
Study their first child has been a long and careful: His Royal Highness graduated from universities in Brunei and Oxford, additionally studied the Koran and the basics of diplomacy. Al-Muhtadi - people are not secular and does not enjoy the increased attention of the paparazzi, but engaged in business: head of the Cabinet of Ministers of Brunei. In 2004, the whole world got photos with the luxurious Prince wedding with 17-year-old commoner named Sarah. At the celebration was attended by princes, kings and sultans of neighboring states.
Prince at the time of marriage was 30 years old. Since then, the family had three children. Crown Prince of Brunei owns a collection of sports cars from around the world, and enjoys swimming, football and billiards. His father soon be 70 years old, and not far off the day when Al-Sultan and Muhtadi will move into the palace Istana Nurul Iman, built of pure gold and marble, in which 1778 rooms and 200 000 m² - and this, incidentally, is a world record.
The Prince of Dubai
Similar to the Disney Aladdin 33-year-old Crown Prince of Dubai and is fabulously rich in the tops most eligible suitors planet. He is a pompous name Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum and Sheikh titles, His Excellency and His Highness, but it is far from officialdom. Prince is interested in extreme sports, writes poems about the homeland, is Instagram - on his page filled with Self, children, animals and beautiful scenery, signed by more than 3 million users. Hamdan was declared crown prince only in 2008, and his older brother, Rashid, who always prepared to power, was forced to abdicate. This sudden reshuffle has been explained only recently, after the publication of WikiLeaks: it was reported that Rashid had killed one of the assistants in the palace of the Emir, after which an angry sheikh has revised the order of succession. Hamdan received an excellent education and are very well prepared for the future role of the head of state. He first graduated from the Dubai School of Government, then the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, where studied the heirs to the British throne, William and Harry, and which traditionally send their children to Arab sheiks, after - London School of Economics. Today Hamdan holds several key positions: head of an investment fund, the university named after him, the League of support for young entrepreneurs, the Committee on Sports and the Dubai Autism Center study. His condition, according to Forbes magazine, was $ 18 billion in 2011.
The Prince of Jordan
21-year-old Crown Prince of Jordan, the eldest son of King Abdullah II Hussein bin Al-Abdullah is actively involved in the affairs of his father, despite his youth and studies at Georgetown University in Washington. He is accompanied by a parent in his travels around the country and abroad, taking part in the military and official events, some time was regent and served as the monarch at the time of departure of the king abroad.
The official website of the Prince says that he is a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad in the 42nd generation and was named in honor of his grandfather, who is the founder of modern Jordan. Last year he participated in the UN Security Council and was the youngest participant in its history.
In Instagram Prince you can see it not only in a business suit, but also in military uniform with a gun in his hand (he is - a second lieutenant Jordanian Armed Forces), and kufii, red and white scarf, which is traditionally worn by men in the Arab countries, and in everyday clothes. Prince plays football, rides his bike, visiting sick children, poses with his brother and sisters and unobtrusively advertise the beauty of his native country. Before the popularity of Dubai prince he so far away - there is half a million subscribers.
The Prince of Wales
Princes and many in Europe. Most Viewed - British 67-year-old Prince Charles, who still can not relinquish the throne Mother Queen Elizabeth II - the most dolgopravyaschy monarch in the history of Great Britain, and his sons from his marriage to Princess Diana 33-year-old William and 31-year-old Harry. Brothers-princes from childhood brought up without officialdom: Princess Diana insisted that her children are not taught in isolation, but went to high school on a par with their peers. In a boarding school for boys Crown Prince William lived in a room with four students led the hockey team and a rugby team. However, later, at Eton College, he lived alone and enjoyed a special shower, but it was done for the sake of his own safety. Later, William graduated from the prestigious University of St Andrews in Scotland. Part of the education of both princes were traveling, work practice and service in the army in particular, William traveled to Chile and several African countries, worked on a dairy farm and had to learn at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst and flight school. Today, he is the captain of the Royal Air Force pilot and rescue helicopter. In December 2011, William took part in the operation to rescue Russian sailors from a sinking ship "Svonlend". In 2010, the prince married Kate Middleton, with whom he studied in Scotland - their wedding was included in the Guinness World Records for "the highest number of events to watch live on." Since then, the couple had a son, Crown Prince George of Cambridge, and daughter Charlotte.
Crazy baby as Harry called journalists - only the fifth in a line of heirs to the throne. In the past, he gets on the use of alcohol and marijuana, got bad grades in geography, as well as adults, participated in a risky combat operations in Afghanistan and is reported to the British press, destroyed one of the leaders of the movement "Taliban". Today, Prince Harry - the most eligible bachelor in all of Europe.
Nassau Prince and the Prince of Parma
Nassau Prince Guillaume and his wife Stephanie de Lannoy
At the Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg's three sons and two daughters. The eldest of them - 34-year-old Guillaume - Articles and good-looking. He is the heir of Luxembourg and has a splendid title: Hereditary Grand Duke, Prince of Nassau and Prince of Parma. In honor of the 25th anniversary of the portrait of his son and his father were printed on a commemorative coin of € 2. Future Duke is fluent in five languages: his native Luxembourg, as well as in French, English, Spanish and German. Where he not only learned: in Luxembourg, Switzerland, the UK and France, graduated, and many princes, the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst and Honors - Faculty of Languages, Philology and Human Sciences of the University of Angers on a specialty "Political Science". Service in the Armed Forces Luxembourg managed to rise to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in ten years.
In 2012, Guillaume, unfortunately many women, married Countess Stephanie de Lannoy - the representative of the ancient Belgian aristocratic family. The couple have a common ancestor titled, both love music and sports. Prince knows how to play the piano and guitar, princess can play along with the violin. In the past Guillaume sang in a children's choir, and even was in the school rock band in the Swiss College Alpin Beausoleil.
Crown Prince for 15 years headed the Board of Economic Development, visited with visits to Russia, the USA, Canada, South Korea and other countries, ten years is a member of the State Council. But his main task now - to give to his father and the whole Luxembourg heir: the couple still have not got children.
The Prince of Liechtenstein
Prince Alois of Liechtenstein and his wife Sofia
The dwarf European country of Liechtenstein is still a constitutional monarchy. While in power, Prince Hans-Adam II, by statesmen affairs since 2004 run by his eldest son - 47-year-old Crown Prince Alois Philipp Maria, aka Count Rietberg. Alois spent his childhood in the castle of Vaduz with his brothers and sisters: Maximilian, Constantine and Tatyana. After studying at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, he spent six months served in Hong Kong and London. After graduating from law department of the University of Salzburg has worked in the auditing company in London, while my father-Prince called him, and did put on his shoulders all the affairs of state - appointed regent.
The Prince Exemplary family: three sons and a daughter and a beautiful wife Sofia from an aristocratic family - a descendant of the last king of Bavaria, Louis III. In politics Alois also in favor of large families: when the question of the legalization of abortion, the prince threatened to veto, and activists have lost. Today abortion in Liechtenstein is still banned and the population is only growing - thanks largely to the prince in a dwarf state is home to nearly 37,000 people.
Every year on August 15 Alois and his family organize an open day in the ancestral castle, and all guests are treated to drinks and delicacies.
The Prince of Denmark
Prince Frederik and his wife Mary Donaldson
About 47-year-old Danish Prince Frederick could remove a modern version of the fairy tale "Cinderella." He married a simple teacher from Australia, whom he met in 2000 in a pub in Sydney, where he had gone to the Olympics. According to legend, Frederick, who was then 28 years old, never had a girl a prince, and for some time met her incognito. Mary Donaldson - daughter of immigrants from Scotland - moved to Europe a year after they met and married the crown prince in 2004. However, for that she had to give up the Australian citizenship, accept Lutheranism and learn Danish. Now the happy couple has four children: two boys and two girls. Frederick - the eldest son of Queen Margrethe II of, her 75 years, and for the sake of her accession to the throne in Denmark changed the law of succession: the family of her father Frederick IX had three girls and no boys. Her son Frederik studied at Harvard University, interned at the United Nations in New York, received a degree in political science at Aarhus University and made a career in all kinds of troops: he is the Rear Admiral of the Fleet, Major General of the army and air force.
While serving in an elite unit of the Navy, he was nicknamed the Penguin (Pingo) due to the ridiculous incident: his swollen underwater suit and did not allow Frederick to dive, instead he slid over the surface of the water like a penguin.
Even Prince participated in the polar expedition "Sirius 2000", and is now acting as regent when the Queen Mother traveling abroad.
The Prince of Norway
The Prince of Norway, Haakon 42-year-old, a sister Martha Louise, his senior by two years. Haakon was lucky to be born before the law of the superiority of men in the succession of the crown has been canceled. Martha Louise itself - nature is strange, she wrote a book about angels and head of the Center for training in alternative medicine. She once shocked the public, stating their paranormal abilities - in particular, that hears angels. In contrast, Haakon - a man without features. As a child, he used to go to a regular kindergarten, then graduated from high school and Christian school. Its universities - Naval Preparatory School in Stavanger, Naval Academy in Horten, University of California and University of Oslo. Now the prince is in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Haakon married. In 2001, the tabloids had a long discussion scandalous marriage Haakon: he married single mother Mette-Marit, who worked as a waitress when meeting and raised four sons Marius (the boy's father was in prison for drug possession). All the relatives, of course, were against this marriage, but Haakon went decisively: to adopt a child (although, in succession to the throne Marius does not participate) and married a commoner. They had two more children: the first-born - daughter Ingrid Alexandra, it was she who will inherit the crown from the Pope, leaving nosed younger brother Sverre Magnus. Together with the children the couple resting at ski resorts, and ride on the yacht and radiate happiness in family photographs. Evgeny Shmelev