List of kingdoms and royal dynasties

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Monarchism is a movement that supports the monarchy as a form of government.


Ancient kingdoms and royal dynasties

A monarch is the person at the head of a monarchy. This is a form of government in which a Sovereign state or country is ruled or controlled by an individual who typically inherits the throne by birth and rules for life or until abdication. Monarchs may be autocrats (absolute monarchy) or ceremonial heads of state who exercise the power, with actual authority vested in a parliament or other body (constitutional monarchy).

Monarchism is a system based on the belief that political power should be concentrated in one person who rules by decree. A monarchist is an individual who supports this form of government, independent from the person, the monarch.
















 South Africa









Further information: Monarchism in Iran










 Saudi Arabia
















Further information: Monarchism in France



Further information: Monarchism in Georgia

 German Empire




















 Two Sicilies

 United Kingdom


















 Antigua and Barbuda






See also Monarchism in Canada






 Saint Kitts and Nevis

 Saint Lucia

 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

 United States




 New Zealand

 Papua New Guinea

 Solomon Islands




Well known 20th and 21st century monarchists

See also


  1. McKinsey, Kitty (June 27, 1997). "Kings Try for Comeback". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  2. Expressed support for the British monarchy in the TV series Royalty A-Z
  3. "The monarchy stands for everything that I love and I feel proud to be British. Yes, I am a royalist." (2007)
  4. "I am a monarchist and I think Queen Elizabeth has done a wonderful job for our beloved country. The Royal Family deserve more respect." (2003) "When you talk about our beloved Queen Elizabeth, I don’t think there is a more gracious world leader.” Princes Charles and Andrew are “intelligent, wise and kind men.” (2010)
  5. Expressed support for the British monarchy in the TV series Royalty A-Z (2002). Narrator of The Royal Story.
  6. "I am a little conservative...I tend to favour the monarchy, or the idea of the monarchy; the idea of sovereignty, because up until now it's done a pretty good job of maintaining people's independence and freedom.." (1998)
  7. Patron of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy
  8. "Those who imagine that a politician would make a better figurehead than a hereditary monarch might perhaps make the acquaintance of more politicians."

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