The 7 Most Eligible Royal Bachelors in the World
Need to date a prince? Head to Dubai or Brunei.
Prince Harry is officially off the market, as HRH is set to marry Meghan Markle in May 2018. There's no need to weep over such a joyous occasion. Below, seven reasons you should book your next trip to United Arab Emirates or Brunei.
1. Crown Prince Hamdan of Dubai, 35
If you enjoy hiking, skydiving, regular diving, cycling, and zip lining, you already have plenty in common with Sheik Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, aka Fazza. If you're one of his nearly 6 million followers on Instagram, you should already be familiar with his love of country, family, and the company of hawks and camels. He's also a published poet.
2. Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan, 23
The first in line to the royal throne in Jordan, Hussein bin Abdullah is the oldest child of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. Hussein's education is most impressive: in 2015, he became the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council session (at 20); he graduated from Georgetown University in 2016 with a degree in International History; joining the ranks of Prince William and Prince Harry, Hussein graduated from the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in August 2017; one month later, he delivered Jordan's speech at the UN General Assembly in New York City. Stick with him and you'll change the world together.
3. Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark, 31
When he's not getting dressed up to attend a royal wedding (here he is with sister Theodora at the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden), Philippos can be found talking about hedge funds in his New York office, where he's been since graduating from Georgetown University (let's hear it for the Class of 2008).
4. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark, 19
"Tino" comes from a large family that includes sister Olympia, whose 21st birthday in July 2017 attracted the likes of Paris and Nicky Hilton. Like his sister, Tino is currently studying stateside (he started his freshman year at Georgetown in August while Olympia is at the Parsons School of Design in NYC). He might be the youngest on this list and sure, he's got years of school ahead of him, but there's no harm in getting to know his Instagram a little better. You never know, his godfather Prince William might pop up on his feed one of these days.
5. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis, 34
What's better than dating a prince who's been on the annual Forbes billionaire list? Dating a prince who's been on it more than once. I mean, can you blame a guy whose net worth was valued at an estimated $3.8 billion (in 2014)? Other interesting tidbits about Albert: he lives in a castle, he loves racing cars, he has a Masters in economics and theology, and he likes beer.
6. Prince Joachim of Belgium, 25
The Archduke of Astra-Este has kept a low profile in recent years, so do hold on to these key details until you meet him IRL: He's currently the ninth in line to the Belgian throne; he's studied in England and Milan, where he received a degree in international economics, management, and finance; he studied at the Nautical School in Brugge and has been an officer in the Belgian Navy ever since. Maybe one day, he can take you sailing.
7. Prince Mateen of Brunei, 26
Mateen comes from a family whose fortune is estimated to be a cool $20 billion. As the fourth son (and 10th child) of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Mateen is sixth in line to the royal throne. In 2016, the prince graduated from the University of London with a Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy. According to his Instagram account, Mateen is an experienced equestrian, loves cats (wild ones included), looks good in a suit, and doesn't mind the occasional food photo. Also, he has really nice eyebrows.