Kings (And Queens) Of The World: Where Monarchies Still Exist
The British royal family never seems to lack attention from the press — witness the hype surrounding the marriage of Prince William, second in line to the throne, and Kate Middleton. Queen Elizabeth's rule does extend across the world; she's the sovereign of 15 Commonwealth realms in addition to the United Kingdom. But she's not the only royal out there. Here, a look at where monarchies — and sultanates and emirates, which are similar systems — still exist around the world. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.