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Beyond King Charles: Your guide to the world's 28 other monarchs

By Ruby Mellen

04 May 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Did you know there are 28 monarchs around the world? The Post breaks down the wealthiest and most powerful royals, and explains why they continue to hold onto their power.

Monarchs and royals from around the globe are descending on Britain for the crowning of King Charles III, a grand event that will be watched by millions.

The British monarchy often attracts the most global attention with its pomp and circumstance, not to mention its squabbles. But there are wealthier, more powerful royal families from Southeast Asia to the Middle East - and they come with their own headline-worthy controversies.

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