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A Look Inside the Luxurious Lives Of Indian Princes

From larger-than-life palaces to royal hobbies, meet the younger generation of erstwhile Indian royal families. 

Despite being born with a silver spoon, young Indian royalty is forward-thinking, ambitious, and uber fashionable. Representing our rich culture and heritage, these rightful heirs of long-abolished monarchies reside in palatial homes and live the life any commoner wouldn't dare dream of. From owning ancestral properties seeped in Indian history to enjoying the lavish royal lifestyle, here are a few young Indian princes you should know about.

Sawai Padmanabh Singh

The young Maharaja of Jaipur, Padamnabh Singh, claimed the throne when he turned 18. The dapper His Highness has walked the runway for Dolce and Gabbana, has attended the Bal Des Debutantes, has served as captain of the Indian Polo Team in England, and has graced the cover of several Indian and international magazines. In an interview with Brides Today, the young royalty—who lives in Jaipur's 300-year-old City Palace—spoke about what life is like being a millennial prince. "It’s a lot of pressure and responsibility, but I take pride in it and know that I am fortunate to be born into this family, to represent so many years of history and culture."

Yuvraj Saheb Vrishankaditya Parmar

Yuvraj Saheb Vrishankaditya Parmar of Santrampur hails from the Parmar dynasty, belonging to the Mahipavat branch of the Parmar clan of Rajputs. The 23-year-old prince is working towards achieving his dream of becoming an actor and has attended the Lee Strasberg Theater And Film Institute in New York City. Besides, he has been training in trapshooting since childhood and has represented the country in the junior Indian team for shotgun (trap) shooting as well.

Shivraj Singh of Jodhpur

Son of Maharaja Gaj Singh and Maharani Hemalata Rajye, Yuvraj Shivraj Singh is the descendant of the Rathore dynasty that ruled Jodhpur. He studied at Mayo College, Ajmer, and pursued further education at Eton College, where he also played polo. He then studied at Oxford University, where he received a degree in Business Administration. Post-graduation, Shivraj worked with the Schroder's Bank of Geneva and London and Jardine in Hong Kong before returning home and managing the palace hotel group which includes Umaid Bhawan, Bal Samand, Sardar Samand, and various festivities and functions involving the Jodhpur Royal Family.

Yuvraj Mahanaaryman Scindia

Yuvraj Mahanaaryman Scindia—heir of the Scindia dynasty of Gwalior—currently works at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), after acquiring a degree from Yale University. The to-be king lives at the Jai Vilas Palace in Gwalior and has been rallying with his father since he was 13, who represents the Bharatiya Janata Party. The majestic property in Gwalior is spread across 40 acres and reportedly holds 400 rooms.

Yuvraj Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar

Son of His Royal Highness Arvind Singh Mewar—head of the Mewar Dynasty—Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar runs the RH Group of Hotels. Residing at the 5-acre Udaipur City Palace, the Indian prince attended Mayo College, Ajmer and later, the Blue Mountains Hotel Management School in Australia. He later studied management at the Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar is also the President of the Udaipur District Cricket Association.