Just As We Suspected, All Royal Kids Are Cute
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and the Royal fam's newest addition, Prince Louis, are known worldwide for two things: Being royal and being adorable (they're all under the age of 5, so we won't hold it against them that they don't really have much else going on.)
VIDEO: Princess Charlotte, and Prince George Meet Baby Louis at St. Mary's Hospital
But did you know that there are other kingdoms around the world also churning out chubby-cheeked mini monarchs? It's true! And, spoiler—they're also ridiculously cute.
Here, 19 kiddos born into royalty that deserve as much attention as Queen Elizabeth II's grandkids.
Prince Hisahito of Japan
This young stud is 11 years old (photographed here in 2013, because I mean, that outfit). He’s the youngest child of Prince Fumihito and Princess Kiko of Akishino, and has two older sisters, Kako, 23, and Mako, 26.
Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques of Monaco
If Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen taught us anything, it’s that twins rule. And these twins—Princess Gabriella and Prince Jaques of Monaco, 3—will, one day, rule in the literal sense. The blue-eyed kiddos are the children of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene and have the added bonus of calling the late Grace Kelly Grandma.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte of England
We know we’re not supposed to play favorites, but if we were to hypothetically be forced to choose our favorite royal tots, well, Kate Middleton and Prince William’s kids—George, 4, and Charlotte, 2—may take the cake. And the addition of little Prince Louis means one more set of chubby cheeks will be featured in the annual Royal Christmas card. A win for everyone.
Jigme, Dragon Prince of Bhutan
Speaking of chubby cheeked royal babes, here’s a photo of the Jigme, the Dragon Prince of Bhutan. Yes, that’s his actual title. No, he’s not related to Khaleesi (as far as we know). The well-dressed Prince is the 2-year-old son of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, who also go by Dragon King and Queen. Same.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus
Royal kids, they’re just like us! That is, when their parents force them to dress up in historical costumes and pose for photos for all of the country to see, they sometimes look less than enthused. See Princess Ingrid Alexandra, 14, and Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway, 12, above, in looks we can only assume were forced upon them by their parents, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Ah, family (and country) traditions.
Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar of Sweden
The country that brought us Ikea has also gifted us these two cute youngins, 6-year-old Princess Estelle, Duchess of Ostergotland, and 2-year-old Prince Oscar, Duke of Skane. The kids are the only children of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland.
Princesses Elisabeth and Eleonore and Princes Gabriel and Emmanuel of Belgium
This family knows how to make an entrance. Princesses Elisabeth, 16, and Eleonore, 10, as well as Prince Gabriel, 14, and Prince Emmanuel, 12, were photographed stepping out with mum and dad (King Philippe and Queen Mathilde) looking as fierce as any color-coordinated family could on Belgian National Day last year.
Princesses Sofia and Leonor of Spain
Despite appearances, Princesses Sofia and Leonor of Spain are not twins; Leonor is 12 and Sofia is 10. Regardless, they rock matching camel trenches in a way that we’re sure would cause Mary Kate and Ashley to swell with pride. The style-savvy pre-teens are the daughters of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia.
Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane of The Netherlands
The three daughters of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands are snow bunnies, apparently. Princess Catharina-Amalia, 14, Princess Alexia, 12, Princess Ariane, 11, and their impressive manes hit the slopes in Austria for their annual holiday photo shoot.