Famous 21st Century Empresses & Queens

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Queen Elizabeth II
(Queen of the United Kingdom from 1952 to 2022)
Queen Elizabeth II
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Birthdate: April 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: September 8, 2022

The Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms, Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-reigning British monarch in history. The first child of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother , she ascended to the throne in 1952. Despite the media criticism of the royal family, she continued to be a popular figure in the UK.

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Margrethe II of Denmark
(Queen of Denmark)
Margrethe II of Denmark
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Birthdate: April 16, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Margrethe II, the reigning queen of Denmark, ascended to the throne after the death of her father, King Frederick IX, becoming the first female monarch of her country since Margrethe I. At 13, she was named her father’s heir through a constitutional amendment allowing daughters to inherit the Danish throne.
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Queen Rania of Jordan
(Queen consort of Jordan.)
Queen Rania of Jordan
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Birthdate: August 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kuwait City

Queen Rania of Jordan is the current queen consort of Jordan. Since her marriage to Abdullah II of Jordan, Rania has focused on improving education and health in Jordan. In 2005, Queen Rania joined hands with the Ministry of Education to launch the Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education, an annual teachers’ award.

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Infanta Leonor of Spain
(Heir presumptive to the throne of Spain as the elder daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia)
Infanta Leonor of Spain
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Birthdate: October 31, 2005
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Farah Pahlavi
(Queen Consort of the Shah of Iran)
Farah Pahlavi
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Birthdate: October 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Farah Pahlavi was the Shahbanu of Iran from 1961 to 1979, as the wife of Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Though she was not allowed to hold a political role, she worked for many charities and helped found Iran's first American-style university. She has continued her involvement in charity work even after her husband’s death in 1980. 

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Queen Letizia of Spain
(Queen Consort of Spain)
Queen Letizia of Spain
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Birthdate: September 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oviedo, Spain

Queen Letizia of Spain was initially a journalist for EFE and ABC and then worked as an anchor for Televisión Española and CNN+. She had covered events such as the 9/11 attacks. She is married to King Felipe VI of Spain and was previously married to a high-school teacher.

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Queen Noor
(Queen of Jordan)
Queen Noor
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Birthdate: August 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: May 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

The queen consort of the Netherlands, Queen Máxima is the daughter of Argentine politician Jorge Zorreguieta. She initially worked in the sales departments of HDFC and Deutsche Bank. She apparently didn’t know she was meeting a prince when she met her husband, King Willem-Alexander, at the Seville Spring Fair.

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Beatrix of the Netherlands
(Former Queen of the Netherlands (1980 - 2013))
Beatrix of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: January 31, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Netherlands

Beatrix of the Netherlands reigned as Queen of the Netherlands for 33 years. At the time of her abdication in favor of her son, she was the oldest-reigning monarch in the history of the monarchy of the Netherlands. As the queen, Beatrix had a huge impact on the Dutch people and continues to serve as a patron of several organizations.

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Juliana of the Netherlands
(Queen of the Netherlands from 1948 to 1980)
Juliana of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: April 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: March 20, 2004

Juliana of the Netherlands was the Queen of the Netherlands from 1948 to 1980, during which she remained a popular member of the Dutch royal family. Her reign witnessed the decolonization and independence of Suriname and the Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia). Several important places, including the Princess Juliana International Airport, are named after her.

Queen Sofía of Spain
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Birthdate: November 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tatoi Palace, Greece
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Jetsun Pema
(Queen Consort of Bhutan)
Jetsun Pema
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Birthdate: June 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Thimphu, Bhutan

Jetsun Pema, the Bhutanese “Dragon Queen” and the wife of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, is the world’s youngest queen consort. A descendant of a Bhutanese noble family, Pema was educated in India and London, and excelled in basketball. A national style icon, she is often compared to Princess Diana.

Fawzia Fuad of Egypt
3
Birthdate: November 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 2, 2013

Often compared to actor Hedy Lamarr, for her beauty, Fawzia Fuad, the daughter of Fuad I, was an Egyptian princess who later became the empress of Iran, as Mohammad Reza Shah’s first wife. An unhappy marriage led to her divorce, following which she married diplomat Ismail Chirine.

Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
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Birthdate: August 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amalienborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Queen Silvia of Sweden
(Queen Consort of Sweden)
Queen Silvia of Sweden
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Birthdate: December 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

German-Brazilian Silvia Renate Sommerlath is a trained interpreter and has also served the Argentine consulate in Munich. She met Swedish crown prince Carl Gustaf while serving as a hostess at the 1972 Olympic Games and later got married to him and became Queen Silvia of Sweden.

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Queen Anne of Romania
(Wife of King Michael I of Romania Who Later Became an Uncrowned Queen of Romania)
Queen Anne of Romania
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Birthdate: September 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 1, 2016

Princess Anne Antoinette came to be known as the Queen of Romania after her marriage to Romanian king Michael I. However, she was actually an uncrowned queen, since her husband was forced to abdicate by the Communists shortly before their marriage. She had also been a Free French forces nurse.

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Suthida
(Queen)
Suthida
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Birthdate: June 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hat Yai, Songkla, Thailand
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Queen Mathilde of Belgium
(Queen Consort of the Belgians)
Queen Mathilde of Belgium
5
Birthdate: January 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Uccle, Belgium
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Sirikit
(Queen)
Sirikit
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Birthdate: August 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, Thailand
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Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
(First Child, Elder Daughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain)
Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
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Birthdate: December 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt
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Birthdate: June 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ballenstedt, Germany
Died: May 22, 1983
Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carlades
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Birthdate: December 10, 2014
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Princess Grace Hospital Centre, La Colle, Monaco
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Queen Aishwarya of Nepal
(Queen Consort of Nepal from 1972 to 2001)
Queen Aishwarya of Nepal
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Birthdate: November 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lazimpat Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Died: June 1, 2001
Queen Aishwarya of Nepal was the Queen consort of Nepal from 31 January 1972 to 1 June 2001. Referred to as Bada Maharani, Queen Aishwarya was the wife of King Birendra. Widely regarded as beauty with brains, Queen Aishwarya of Nepal was energetic, outspoken, and catered to the needs of her people. She was also a poet and song composer.
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Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah
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Birthdate: August 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Istana Bukit Stulang, Johor Bahru, Johor
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Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin
(Queen consort of the 9th Sultan of Selangor)
Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin
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Birthdate: June 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, (then located in Selangor), Malaysia
Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark
3
Birthdate: July 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
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Birthdate: March 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Marianao, Havana, Cuba
Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg
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Birthdate: February 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Raja Zarith Sofiah
(Queen consort)
Raja Zarith Sofiah
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Birthdate: August 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Teluk Intan, Malaysia
Princess Antonia, Duchess of Wellington
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Birthdate: April 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Parma
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Birthdate: September 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Parma, the eldest daughter of Umberto II, the last king of Italy, was exiled with her family, after Italy voted to be a republic. She grew up in Portugal and Switzerland and later also worked as a model and a journalist. She now lives in France and the US.
Queen Saleha of Brunei
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Birthdate: October 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Princess Josephine Charlotte of Belgium
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Birthdate: October 11, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 10, 2005
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Tuanku Zara Salim
(Queen consort)
Tuanku Zara Salim
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Birthdate: March 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
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Princess Margarita of Baden
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Birthdate: July 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salem Abbey, Salem, Germany
Died: January 15, 2013
 36 
Raja Permaisuri Agong
(Consort of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong)
Raja Permaisuri Agong
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Birthplace: Malaysia
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Ntfombi of Eswatini
(Queen of Eswatini)
Ntfombi of Eswatini
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Birthdate: 1950 AD
Birthplace: swaziland
Princess Anne, Duchess of Calabria
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Birthdate: December 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium
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Lilian, Princess of Rethy
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Birthdate: November 28, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 7, 2002
Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
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Birthdate: November 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Princess Catherine Ivanovna of Russia
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Birthdate: July 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pavlovsk, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: March 13, 2007

A descendant of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, Catherine Ivanovna Romanova was practically the last princess of Russia. She lost her father in exile after the fall of the empire and was discouraged from learning Russian by her mother, who wanted them to leave their past behind.

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Te Atairangikaahu
(Maori queen)
Te Atairangikaahu
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Birthdate: July 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waahi Marae Huntly, New Zealand
Died: August 15, 2006
Sultanah Nur Zahirah
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Birthdate: December 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alor Setar, Malaysia
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Aditayadornkitikhun
2
Birthdate: May 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
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Siribhachudabhorn
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Birthdate: October 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chitralada Royal Villa, Bangkok, Thailand
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Alix, Princess of Ligne
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Birthdate: August 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
Died: February 11, 2019
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Makobo Modjadji
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Birthdate: 1978 AD
Birthplace: Polokwane, South Africa
Died: June 12, 2005
Princess Xenia Andreevna of Russia
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Birthdate: March 10, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 22, 2000

Princess Xenia Andreevna of Russia is best known as one of the great nieces of Nicholas II, the last Roman emperor. As a child, she was well-versed in ballet and was privately educated under a British nanny. Though she married twice, she had no children from either of her husbands.

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Halaevalu Mataaho Ahomee
(Queen consort and Crown princess)
Halaevalu Mataaho Ahomee
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Birthdate: May 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tonga
Died: February 19, 2017
Cik Puan Besar Kalsom
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Birthdate: September 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taftan, Balochistan Taftan, Chief Commissioner's Province of Balochistan Baluchistan, Dominion of Pakistan