The Future is Female! This is a row of princesses who are candidates for the heir to the royal throne


Of the many countries in the form of monarchies, at least there are only five Crown Princesses who will later become rulers of the kingdom. Interestingly, in today's modern era there are still restrictions on the power of women in the realm of the kingdom in order to become the successor to the throne. Some kingdoms still enforce a system where only boys are the rightful heirs. For example in Japan and Monaco. Although Emperor Naruhito has an only daughter, Aiko, the title of Crown Prince goes to his younger brother, Prince Fumihito. While in Monaco, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene were blessed with a pair of twin sons and daughters, Gabriella and Jacques. Although Gabriella was born first, it was Jacques who was officially asked as a candidate for the successor to the throne.

So who are the current Crown Princesses?

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Born on July 14, 1977 in Stockholm, Sweden, Crown Princess Victoria will one day make history when she takes the throne. She will become the fourth Queen to reign in Sweden and the first since 1720. Graduated from Uppsala University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she married Daniel Westling, a personal trainer and gym owner in 2010, and has two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscars.

Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant

Princess Elisabeth officially received the title of Crown Princess when her grandfather King Albert II abdicated in 2013. Aged 20 years old and currently studying at Lincoln College, Oxford University, Elisabeth is known to speak four languages ​​namely Dutch, French, German and English.

In 1991, a decade before his birth, Belgium officially changed the rules regarding succession to absolute primogeniture where the King's first child will become the successor to the throne. Having previously prioritized boys. Thus, when Elisabeth ascends the throne, she will become the first reigning Queen to lead Belgium.

Leonore, Princess of Asturias

Just 16 years old, Princess Leonore is a potential successor to the Spanish throne. Actually, in the system of selecting the royal heirs, Spain still prioritizes sons but according to the Male-preference primogeniture law adopted, Leonore is still entitled to become the Crown Princess because her father, King Felipe VI does not have a son. That is, he can be replaced if later the King has a son officially.

Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange

When celebrating her 18th birthday on December 7, 2021, Catharina Amalia stole the public's attention. She as the Crown Princess of the Netherlands stated that she refused the 2 million USD allowance given to her which has become part of the tradition.

"On December 7, 2021, I will turn 18, and according to the law, I will receive an allowance. I feel uncomfortable accepting it because so far I have done nothing, while many other students are going through a difficult time especially during the virus (pandemic) this corona," he wrote in a letter to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

In addition to Belgium, Norway has also changed the system of selecting the heir to the throne to be absolute primogeniture, precisely in 1990. Princess Ingrid is now in second place after her father, Crown Prince Haakon, who will replace King Harald V as the current ruler of Norway.

When Princess Ingrid ascends the throne, she will become the second reigning Queen of Norway after Queen Margaret in the 15th century.

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