Cambodia’s current king, Norodom Sihamoni, was born to King Norodom Sihanouk and his 16-year-old seventh wife in 1953.
Sihamoni, appointed Cambodia’s delegate to UNESCO for his devotion to Cambodian culture, actually spent most of his life outside the country. He was schooled in Czechoslovakia, studied filmmaking in North Korea and taught ballet in France. Between 1977 and 1979, he was confined to house arrest in Cambodia during the tyrannical Khmer Rouge regime.
In October 2004, following the surprise abdication of his father, Sihamoni was selected by a nine-member council to be the nation’s next king. Cambodia is one of the few elective monarchies of the world, and the king’s role is largely ceremonial and symbolic.
Unlike many royals on this list, Sihamoni is unmarried and has no kids. His father once stated that his son "loves women as his sisters."
Fun fact: Sihamoni's full title as king is “His Merciful Excellent Majesty Protector, King Norodom Sihamoni, who united the nation, religion, realm, and people of Khmer state, great king who is supported by Buddha and Indra, protector of independence, unification, and peace, King of Cambodia, the Great King in the Kingdom of Cambodia.”