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All of Europe's future monarchs, as Netflix's The Crown Season 6 streams this month

Europe's future monarchs include Denmark's Prince Christian and Spain's Princess Leonor who both turned 18 in October. (Getty Images)
Europe's future monarchs include Denmark's Prince Christian and Spain's Princess Leonor who both turned 18 in October. (Getty Images)

It has been quite the year for Europe’s future monarchs as both Denmark’s Prince Christian and Spain’s Princess Leonor have celebrated their 18th birthdays.

While Prince Christian had an all-out bash, inviting royalty from across Europe to the party at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Princess Leonor celebrated her milestone birthday with a more low-key affair – deciding to swear allegiance to her country's constitution instead.

Meanwhile the sixth season of Netflix's The Crown, which is based on the UK's Royal Family and will cover the period from the late 1990s to the early 2000s, is set to stream this month.

So, who’s who of the next generation of European royalty? From the princess who has joined her country’s military service, to the prince who will become a monarch despite having an older twin sister, we detail everything you need to know, below.

England: Prince George

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Prince George of Wales and Prince William, Prince of Wales watch Carlos Alcaraz vs Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon 2023 men's final on Centre Court during day fourteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 16, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Prince George and Prince William at the Wimbledon 2023 men's final. (Getty Images)

While Prince William is next in line for the British throne, the next generation of UK royalty after him is being led by his eldest son, Prince George.

The 10-year-old has been making more public appearances over the past year and took a central role as a Page of Honour at his grandfather, King Charles III’s coronation in May.


Spain: Princess Leonor

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 31: Crown Princess Leonor of Spain watches a military parade afer the ceremony of Crown Princess Leonor swearing allegiance to the Spanish constitution at the Spanish Parliament on the day of her 18th birthday onOctober 31, 2023 in Madrid, Spain.
Crown Princess Leonor of Spain watches a military parade after she swore allegiance to the Spanish constitution on 31 October, 2023. (Getty Images)

Spain’s Princess Leonor has just celebrated her 18th birthday by swearing allegiance to her country's constitution.

She is the eldest daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia and earlier this year began a three-year military training program to prepare for her future role as head of state.


Denmark: Prince Christian

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - OCTOBER 15: Prince Christian of Denmark at the balcony of Amalienborg Palace to celebrate his 18th birthday on October 15, 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)
Prince Christian of Denmark turned 18 on 15 October, 2023. (Getty Images)

Prince Christian of Denmark is second in line to the throne after his father, Crown Prince Frederik. Christian’s grandmother, Queen Margrethe II, is the current Danish ruler.

Christin recently held a lavish 18th birthday party that saw royals from across Europe attend - including his godparents, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. The party even had a real life Cinderella moment when a guest left their shoe at the event.


Sweden: Princess Estelle

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - OCTOBER 15: Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Princess Estelle of Sweden attend the gala diner to celebrate the 18th birthday of H.K.H. Prince Christian's at Christiansborg Palace on October 15, 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Princess Estelle at Prince Christian's 18th birthday party. (Getty Images)

Sweden is set to have two queens with its next two monarchs. Crown Princess Victoria will accede the throne following her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf’s reign.

Victoria’s eldest child, 11-year-old Princess Estelle, in second in line to the throne, and is currently attending classes at Campus Manilla on Royal Djurgården in Stockholm.


The Netherlands: Princess Catharina-Amalia

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - OCTOBER 15: Princess Amalia of The Netherlands and Princess Elisabeth of Belgium attend the gala diner to celebrate the 18th birthday of H.K.H. Prince Christian's at Christiansborg Palace on October 15, 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)
Princess Catharina-Amalia of The Netherlands at Prince Christian's 18th birthday. (Getty Images)

Princess Catharina-Amalia, also known as Princess Amalia, is first in line to the throne in the Netherlands and has held the title Princess of Orange, which is reserved for heirs, ever since her father, King Willem-Alexander, acceded the throne in 2013.

The 19-year-old is currently studying politics, psychology, law and economics at the University of Amsterdam.


Norway: Princess Ingrid

OSLO, NORWAY - JUNE 22: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout photo published January 21,2022, provided by the Royal Court, Princess Ingrid Alexandra is seen on the occasion of the Princess' 18th birthday at the Royal Court in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Ida Bjørvik - Handout/Getty Images)
Princess Ingrid Alexandra was given an office in the Norwegian royal palace on her 18th birthday. (Getty Images)

Princess Ingrid is currently second in line to the Norwegian throne, after her father, Crown Prince Haakon, and her grandfather, the current monarch, King Harald V.

The 19-year-old was given her own office at the Royal Palace after she turned 18, and had her confirmation in August this year.

According to her biography, the princess is “very interested in environmental protection and climate change”, and her first official engagement took place in 2009, when she marked World Environment Day.


Monaco: Prince Jacques

MONACO, MONACO - SEPTEMBER 09: (EDITOR'S NOTE : NO TABLOIDS WEB & PRINT, NO DAILY MAIL, NO DAILY MAIL GROUP, NO VOICI, NO CLOSER) Prince Jacques of Monaco and Princess Gabriella of Monaco attend the traditional Monaco picnic on September 09, 2023 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Pierre Villard/SC Pool - Corbis/Getty Images)
Prince Jacques of Monaco and Princess Gabriella of Monaco. (Getty Images)

Prince Jacques is the eight-year-old son of current Monaco ruler, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, and is first in line to the throne – even though his twin sister, Princess Gabrielle, is two minutes older than him.

This is due to Monaco’s primogeniture laws that state that a male takes precedence over any females in the line of succession. A similar law to this existed the UK until just before the birth of Prince George, when it was changed so that males and females had equal precedence for rights to the throne.


Belgium: Princess Elisabeth

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - OCTOBER 15: Princess Elisabeth of Belgium attends the gala to celebrate the 18th birthday of H.K.H. Prince Christian at Christiansborg Palace on October 15, 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)
Princess Elisabeth of Belgium at Prince Christian's 18th birthday party. (Getty Images)

Princess Elisabeth, 22, is first in line to the Belgian throne as she is the eldest child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde.

She is currently studying history and politics at Oxford University in the UK after completing a year in social and military sciences at the Royal Military Academy in Belgium. According to the Belgian royal website, the princess is fluent in French, Dutch, German and English.


Netflix have revealed The Crown season 6 will return on Thursday 16 November. The season will be split into two parts, with four episodes in Part 1 and six episodes in Part 2.

The Crown season 6 Part 1 will drop on Thursday, 16 November, with the Crown season 6 Part 2 coming out on Thursday, 14 December.


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