We just can’t get over the idea of a prince charming (any day better than a knight in shining armor) who’ll come riding a white horse and make everything happy ever after. Can we?
And by ‘happily ever after,’ we mean living in a royal palace, having fancy titles (seriously, how’s a Duke different from a Prince?), global attention, a vast and complicated family legacy and of course love, lots of love.
Not yet taken
In case you thought that all princes are already taken and no one’s coming for you, it’s time to buckle up because they’re very well out there and very much single.
Harry has been considered the world’s most eligible royal bachelor since his brother William walked down the aisle at Westminster Abbey in 2011.
However, hearts have been breaking among would-be Princesses since news of Prince Harry’s burgeoning relationship with Suits actress Meghan Markle broke
All in all, there’s no need to despair as there’s a whole host of royal bachelors who are still on the market. Some of them boast even more impressive credentials. In fact, one of them is among the world’s youngest billionaires and a wordsmith with a penchant for poetry.
Now that Prince Harry is off the market, meet the world’s most eligible royal bachelors.
Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark
Prince Philippos is one of those royals who shy away from the spotlight. He lives an ordinary life. The truth is monarchy was abolished in Greece and his father, King Constantine II was disposed of his power. However, the Royals have kept their titles. He is a low-key prince who has been living in America, earning his own money. He is an analyst at a hedge fund and can be spotted on the Wall Street now and then. How cool is that!
The Greek monarchy may have been abolished in 1974, making Philippos a Prince in name only. Nevertheless, he in no way lacks royal connections. The Prince, 30, was raised in a 13-bedroom royal house on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Princess Diana William and Harry were frequent visitors here. Prince Philippos is known to be private. Although he mostly shuns the limelight, he’s made appearances at numerous at high-profile events such as the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in 2010 and that of her sister, Princess Madeleine, in 2013.
Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece
The teenager celebrated his 18th birthday this weekend. He has already caught fans’ attention on Instagram where he shares brooding pics of shooting trips in Yorkshire and breaks in New York where his sister Maria-Olympia is based. Prince Constantine, who goes by the name of Tino, is the eldest of the three sons of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece and his wife, Marie Chantal.
The prince has mostly grown up away from the limelight. However, following his 18th birthday this weekend and with a move abroad to a university on the cards, we may be seeing a lot more of the royal as he forges his own path. He is believed to be eyeing up a move to the US—possibly to study at Harvard—for studies. The teenager, who is a talented artist, has won fans on social media with his shirtless selfies on exotic holidays.
Prince Haji Abdul Azim of Brunei
Prince Azim is one of the most famous members of the Brunei royal family and paparazzi’s “favorite child.” He is third in line to succeed the throne. Notably, he is known for throwing some of the world’s most lavish parties. In addition, the Prince is also a well-known philanthropist. This makes him a man who cares about the world and also one who knows how to party his ass off.
Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein
Popularly known as ‘Vince the Prince,’ this Royal is a member of one of the wealthiest monarchies in Europe. He has been in and out of gossip tabloids because of his past relationship with the sizzling Victoria’s Secret model, Adriana Lima.Out of his two siblings, he is the only one who is still unmarried.
Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai
How could this list be complete without a royal Sheikh from the Middle East! He is the crown prince of Dubai and is not the typical Casanova kind. Prince Hamdan is a rider and a semi-professional skydiver. But the most charming thing about him is that he is a renowned poet, going by the pen name Fa’aza. From patriotic poems to romantic ones, he writes it all! The Prince penned a moving verse when his elder brother died suddenly from a heart attack at the age of 33. In the poem, he describes how he was having difficulty keeping his emotions under control in public.
Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg
This America-educated Prince holds a Marketing and International Business degree. He is currently fifth in the line of succession. He has also been a part of his school’s popular rugby program. Prince Sébastien totally kills it with his looks, brains, and sportsmanship. Quite a package, we must say!
Prince Albert of Thurn und Taxis
The 12th Prince of Thurn und Taxis is a German aristocrat, businessman, and race car driver. He is Princess Elisabeth’s brother. Furthermore, he has been listed as one of the world’s youngest billionaires many times, after his father’s death. The first time he ever appeared on that list was at the age of 8.
He is currently the head of the Thurn und Taxis family, and is everything an unconventional Prince Charming should be. The Prince is the richest royal you’ve ever heard of, having an estimated £2bn fortune. Albert, the 12th Prince of Thurn und Taxis, is no slouch in the wealth department. Placed in control of the family’s wealth and aged 21, Albert’s holdings include:
- family’s home at Schloss Emmeram.
- A vast art collection.
- A technology company.
- 30,000 hectares of German woodland.
Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan
The eldest child of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, Hussein was granted the Crown Prince title in 2009. He belongs to the Hashemite family and is believed to be the 42nd generation descendant of Islamic Prophet Muhammad. Hussein is an avid reader and has a keen interest in football and motorcycles. Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, known as Prince Hussein, has a rapidly growing fan base of 798,000 on Instagram thanks to broody shots that show him riding motorbikes, participating in military exercises, and hiking in the desert.
The 22-year-old has left such an impression. He even has fans saying they want to marry him and declaring their love for him on social media. The Prince recently graduated with a degree in international history. Being a first lieutenant in Jordan’s armed forces, he became the youngest person ever to chair a meeting of the United Nations Security Council last year. The Royal presided over a debate on the role of youth in countering extremism. Prince Hussein was praised by the U.N. secretary general Ban Ki Moon, who said
“He is not yet 21 years old, but he is already a leader in the 21st century.”
Now that you have the list, chance to find them someplace, someday and maybe kick start your fairy tale romance because if Duchess Kate could do it, why can’t you! GOOD LUCK!