Monarchies aren’t particularly popular forms of government in the vast majority of the modern world. Democracy is the latest thing. However, many countries that adopted democratic political institutions ages ago still have their monarchies—you know, for sentimental reasons. So there are actually a lot more kings, queens, princes, and princesses out there than you might have realized. On that note, today we’re going to take a look at the most beautiful royal women in the world. Why? Well, why not? These people aren’t busy ruling their countries anymore. Half of them spend their time riding horses competitively. We might as well put these freeloaders to good use—and helping you waste five minutes at work seems like as good a cause as any. So sit back, relax, and have a look at these beautiful Queens, Princesses, and Ladies. You deserve a break.