They are frisky and extremely well connected.
Some are very visible, others prefer to hide in tall grass.
But what they all have is the rarest quality… royalty.
From an archduke to an earl and even a very noble racing driver, we take a look at some of the most eligible young men Europe has to offer…
Charles Armstrong Jones
Charles, Viscount Linley, 24, grandson of Princess Margaret, pictured at King Charles’ coronation
Charles, Viscount Linley, 24, is the son of David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon, and Serena Armstrong-Jones, Countess of Snowdon.
Like other members of the family, including Princes William and Harry, Charles was educated at Eton College and was in the same year as his cousin Arthur Chatto, the second son of Princess Margaret’s daughter Lady Sarah Chatto .
Charles then studied Product Design Engineering at Loughborough University.
Princess Margaret’s grandson now leads a private life as a musician, displaying a creative bent that perhaps reflects something of his cabinetmaker father and art-loving grandmother.
Prince Joachim of Belgium
Prince Joachim, 31, is the son of Archduke Lorenz of Eastern Austria and Princess Astrid of Belgium.
Prince Joachim, 31, is the son of Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium, making King Philippe of Belgium his uncle.
This means he is third in line to the throne (now abolished of course) in Austria and 10th in Belgium.
Prince Joachim became a full officer in the Belgian Navy in 2011 and has served there ever since. He also studied economics at Bocconi University in Milan.
Samuel Chatto, 27, is the son of Lady Sarah and Daniel Chatto and the eldest of Princess Margaret’s grandchildren.
A free spirit who inherited the family’s artistic talents, Samuel Chatto, 27, is the son of Lady Sarah and Daniel Chatto and the eldest of Princess Margaret’s grandchildren.
He grew up in Kensington, London, and was sent to Eton College at the age of 11 before studying art history at the University of Edinburgh, from which he graduated in 2018.
After graduating, the royal undertook a six-week apprenticeship at North Shore Pottery in Scotland and is now carving out a career as a potter – having set up his own ceramics studio in 2019.
Arthur Chatto, 24, is the youngest son of Lady Sarah Chatto and Daniel Chatto
Arthur Chatto, 24, is the youngest son of Lady Sarah Chatto and Daniel Chatto.
He made his first royal appearance to the public as the late Queen’s page of honor, a key role he held between 2009 and 2015.
Since then he has studied geography at the University of Edinburgh and was also a personal trainer for BoundFitness while studying. Arthur is now in the Royal Marines, having informed the late Queen of his intention to train and become an officer.
He eventually completed his training and attended the Queen’s funeral in uniform.
Alexandre Charles Ogilvy
Alexander Charles Ogilvy, 26, is the grandson of the late Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, Princess Alexandra of Kent.
Alexander Charles Ogilvy is the late Queen Elizabeth’s first cousin twice. Now 26, he is 54th in line to the throne, behind his father, James, and his sister, Flora.
He is the grandson of the late Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, Princess Alexandra of Kent.
He graduated from the prestigious Ivy League Brown University 2020, where he studied computer science and economics and now works at a software development company in New York called Prove.
Count Felix of Denmark
Felix of Denmark, 21, is the youngest son of Prince Joachim and his first wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg.
Count Felix, 21, is the youngest son of Prince Joachim and his first wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg.
Like other Danish royals of his generation, he was stripped of his royal titles by his paternal grandmother, Queen Margrethe, in a decision that took effect on January 1.
The decision, which sparked controversy, was intended to allow Felix and his siblings to live a normal life without royal obligations.
The royal who was eighth in line to the Danish throne is now known as the Count and addressed as His Excellency.
Felix found success as a model and starred in an advertising campaign for Georg Jensen. He had a brief stint at the Royal Danish Military Academy, but resigned after two months because “it wasn’t for him”.
Prince Sebastian of Luxembourg
Prince Sébastien, 31, is the youngest child of Henri and Maria Teresa, Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Prince Sébastien, 31, is the youngest child of Henri and Maria Teresa, Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
Sébastien moved to the United States to attend Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, where he earned a degree in marketing and international business.
Like his father and older brother, Prince William, Prince Sebastian completed his officer training at the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2017 and now serves as a platoon commander in the Irish Guards.
He speaks fluently Luxembourgish, French, English, German and some Spanish.
Prince Wenceslas of Liechtenstein
Prince Wenceslas of Liechtenstein, 48, is the son of private banker Prince Philipp of Liechtenstein.
Prince Wenceslas of Liechtenstein, 48, is the son of the private banker Prince Philipp of Liechtenstein and the nephew of the reigning Prince Hans-Adam II.
A graduate of Paris Dauphine University, Wenceslas followed his father into finance.
He began a career in finance within the equities division of Goldman Sachs, before joining the American conglomerate General Electric, within the company’s internal M&A function. He then moved into corporate finance consulting.
In 2016, he was appointed managing director of London-based fund manager Dalton Strategic Partnership. He left the company in February 2021.
The London-based royal’s last public relationship was almost 20 years ago, when he dated stunning Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima for three years.
Cassius Taylor, 26, is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II’s first cousin, Edward, Duke of Kent
Cassius Taylor, 26, is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II’s first cousin, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent.
The socialite studied arts management at Goldsmiths University and, after graduating, worked part-time at his father’s art gallery in Mayfair and at PR agency Purple.
Today, he currently works as a co-founder of the events company telltale.
Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick
Edward Windsor, 33, also known as Lord Downpatrick, is the only son of the Earl of St Andrews.
Edward Windsor, 33, also known as Lord Downpatrick, is the only son of the Earl of St Andrews and brother of London model Lady Amelia, 27.
The royal, who is also called Eddy Downpatrick, is second in line for the Duchy of Kent and uses his grandfather, Baron Downpatrick, as a courtesy title.
Unlike his younger sister Amelia, 42nd in line to the British throne, Eddy is excluded from the line of succession because he is a Roman Catholic.
Edward, who is said to be close to his cousin Princess Eugenie, studied at Eton before heading to Oxford, where he managed the Bullingdon Club, known for its raucous reputation.
He is also a fashion designer after a former life as a financial analyst. He co-founded the British fashion brand FIDIR and is its creative director.
Archduke Ferdinand von Habsburg of Austria
Archduke Ferdinand von Habsburg, 26, is the heir apparent to the House of Habsburg.
Archduke Ferdinand von Habsburg, 26, is the heir apparent as head of the House of Habsburg.
Born Ferdinand Zvonimir Maria Balthus Keith Michael Otto Antal Bahnam Leonhard von Habsburg-Lothringen, he is also a racing driver and currently competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series.