06/07/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

World's Hottest Royals (PHOTOS)

While 21st century royal families may lack political power compared to their ancestors, they more than make up for it with their physical appearance, honed with years of games of polo and holidays in St. Tropez.

Below are 13 of the world's hottest royals: Princes, princesses and queens that make Henry VIII look like a blimp and put Louis XIV to shame for his absurd haircut. Vote for the most stunning. Thoughts on the relevance of monarchies also welcome.

Did we royally screw up and forget someone? Let us know.

Hottest Royals