Government > Monarchy > Designated heir: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Designated heir.

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Bahrain heir apparent: Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain (eldest son)
Bhutan heir presumptive: Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck (younger brother)
Brunei heir apparent: Al-Muhtadee Billah, Crown Prince of Brunei (eldest son)
Cambodia None; appointed by the Royal Council of the Throne within the Royal Family members
Japan heir apparent: Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan (eldest son)
Jordan heir apparent: Hussein bin Al Abdullah, Crown Prince of Jordan (eldest son)
Kuwait heir presumptive: Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crown Prince of Kuwait (younger half-brother; appointed by the reigning emir within the Royal Family members)
Malaysia None; appointed by the Conference of Rulers every five years or after the king's death
Oman None; the king has no children so the heir will be appointed by the Royal Family members after the king's death, if there is no consensus the king's preference (expressed in an official sealed letter) will prevail
Qatar Heir apparent: Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar (son; appointed by the reigning king within the Royal Family members)
Saudi Arabia Heir apparent: Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia (younger half-brother; appointed by consensus within the Royal Family members)
Thailand Heir apparent: Maha Vajiralongkorn, Crown Prince of Thailand (only son)
United Arab Emirates None; appointed by the seven emirs of UAE (normally the Emir of Abu Dhabi is always appointed as President , while the Emir of Dubai is always appointed as Prime Minister


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