Present Heiresses To thrones

 Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership


A list of Princesses who are first or second-in-line to succeed as Monarchs.
See list of past heiresses here:
Heiresses to thrones

1957-58 and 2002-05 Heiress Presumptive
2005- Hereditary Princess H.S.H. Caroline of Monaco
Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi is the firstborn daughter of Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly she was first-in-line until the birth of her brother, prince Albert. Until the constitutional changes in 2002 she was possible heir, but from 2002 she was second in-line-for the succession. After her father's death and her brother's accesion as Albert II, she became heir to the throne. Married to Philippe Junot 1978-80, to Stefano Casiraghi 1983-90, when he died in a in a power-boat racing accident in 1990. In 1999 she married Prince Ernst August of Hannover. Mother of four children; Andrea (1984), Charlotte (1986), Pierre (1987) and Alexandra (2000). (b. 1957).

1977-  Possible Heiress H.R.H. the Royal Princess, Somdetceh Phra Debaratanarajasuda Chao Fa Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand (5.12-)
In 1977 the Thai constitution was changed to allow for possible female succession and her title is often translated into Crown Princess and she shares the rank of her brother, whose title is Crown Prince. She is the Second daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama IX, and has acted as regent on several occasions - in 1997 for example she averted a military coup d’etat during her fathers illness. She is one of his closest advisors. In 1996 she was appointed General, Admiral and Air Chief-Marshal. She is unmarried. (b. 1955-)

1980- H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland
In 1980 absolute premogeniture was introduced and Victoria Ingrid Alice Désiré became the heiress. On her 18th birthday the 14th of June the crown Princess swore the oath on the constitution and was inaugurated as Deputy Head of State. In 2010 she married David Westling who became HRH Prince David of Sweden, Duke of Västergötland and in 2012 they had a daughter. (b. 1979-)

1997- Heiress to the Headship of the Royal House H.R.H. Crown-Princess Margarita of Romania
In 1997 her father, Mihai I named her heir to the headship of the Royal House of Romania, but he was not able to name her Heir to the Throne, since the Monarchial Constitution only allows male succession, but in 2007 the succession was altered to allow male-preferred female succession, as Romania had joined the EU and alic law is discriminatory. She was then named Crown Princess and future Head of the ROyal House and Custodian of the Romanian Crown. She married Radu Duda, who was created Prince von Hohenzollern-Veringen and later Prince of Romania (b. 1960-). She does not have any children. (b 1949-).

1996- Heiress to the Headship of the Stuart Royal House H.R.H. Princess Sophia of England and Scotland
Sophie Elizabeth Marie Gabrielle, Herzogin in Bayen and Hereditary Princess von und zu Liechtenstein, Gräfin zu Rietberg is daughter of H.R.H. Prince Max-Emanuel of Bavaria, Duke in Bavaria (1937-), and married to Hereditary Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein and mother of four children. (b. 1967-)

2001-13  H.R.H. the Hereditary Princess Elisabeth of Belgium
2013- Crown Princess, Duchess of Brabant
Elisabeth Thérčse Marie Hélčne is the first female in the Western World to have been born as heir apparent. She has got two younger brothers, Gabriel and Emmanuel and a sister, Éleonore. She is the daughter of the King Philippe and Queens Mathilde. Elisabeth is (b. 2001-)

2003-13 Hereditary Princess HRH Priness Catharina-Amalia of The Netherlands
2013- Princess of Oranje
Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria is normally known as Princess Amalia, and is the oldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. (b. 2003-)

2004-  H.R.H. the Hereditary Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
She is the firstborn of Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Mette-Marit, who has a son from a previous relationship. In December 2005 her brother, Sverre Magnus, was born. (b. 21.01.04-).

2005-14 Hereditary Princess H.R.H. Infanta Leonor de Borbon y Ortíz of Spain
2014- Princess of Asturias, Crown Princess
Leonor de Todos los Santos is the firstborn daughter, and first in line to the throne after her father, Prince Felipe de Asturia. Her sister, Sofia, was born in 2007.  (b. 08.11.2005-)

2012- Hereditary Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland
The daughter of Crown Princess Victoria, she is third in line for the Swedish throne. (b. 23.02.12-)

2014- Hereditary Princess Infanta Sofia de Borbon y Ortíz of Spain
The second child of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, she is heir to the throne after her father and older sister, Princesa Leonor. (b. 29.04.2007-)

Last update 20.06.14

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