Queens in Training

Born to Serve

Absolute Primogeniture: The succession passes to the eldest child of the sovereign regardless of gender. Recent changes in these succession laws mean a history making generation of Queen Regnants. The girls are coming. Get ready.

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Leonor, Princess of Asturias

“I promise to serve Spain and all Spaniards with dedication and effort.” — Princess Leonor, Princess of Asturias Awards, 2019

Date of Birth: October 31, 2005

History Making: Will be Spain’s first queen regnant since Isabella II, who reigned from 1833 to 1868.

Absolute Primogeniture: Planned in 2004, not enacted when it was announced the second child of Prince Felipe was a girl.

Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange

“It is sometimes unreal for me to realize that this is really my life. ” — Catharina-Amalia, Koningsdag, 2019

Date of Birth: December 7, 2003

History Making: Became Princess of Orange in her own right in 2013, the first time the title has been held by a female in nearly 600 years.

Absolute Primogeniture: The Netherlands changed its succession law in 1983.

Princess Ingrid-Alexandra of Norway

“Grandpa … I think I inherited many of your qualities, like a very strong competitive instinct..” – Ingrid Alexandra, Confirmation speech, 2019

Date of Birth: January 21, 2004

History Making: Will become the first female monarch since Queen Margaret, who reigned over Norway, Denmark and Sweden from the late 1380s to 1412.

Absolute Primogeniture: Norway changed its succession laws in 1990.

Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant

“The country can count on me.” — Princess Elisabeth, 18th Birthday Speech, October 2019

Date of Birth: October 25, 2001

History Making: Will be Belgium’s first queen regnant.

Absolute Primogeniture: Belgium changed its succession laws in 1991. 

Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland

She’s in Grade 1 – no quotes yet!

Date of Birth: February 23, 2012

History Making: The first Swedish female royal born with direct succession rights, and well as the first child born of a female heir apparent.

Absolute Primogeniture: Enacted on January 1, 1980, making Sweden the first country to establish absolute primogeniture.