Many are interested in the life of heads of state: what do they do in ordinary life, what hobbies they have. Today the editorial office of our site provides you with such an opportunity. We will tell you about the favorite hobbies of the rulers of different countries.
The King of the Netherlands works as a pilot
The current king of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander, has a rather interesting hobby. For 20 years, at least twice a month, it has been flying both on small aircraft and on liners. The monarch is sure that in addition to the main activity, each person should have a favorite hobby.
Queen of Denmark - artist
But the Queen of Denmark Margrethe II is fond of painting. Her illustrations are adorned with various books, including the novel "The Lord of the Rings". The Queen also creates sketches for postage stamps, costumes and theatrical scenery.
Prince Charles develops organic farming
Prince Charles is an ardent environmentalist. He periodically organizes actions urging people to love and protect nature. And once he even admitted that his favorite pastime is "communication" with plants, which, according to the monarch, sometimes even answer him.
The king of Norway loves yachting
Another European king with a rather fascinating hobby is King Harald of Norway. Monarch is fond of yachting and sailing. We can say that his hobby has grown from a hobby into a profession. The king often takes part in the world and European championships. Even at an age he won the European competition in Sweden. Many believe that this passion was passed on to him from his father, who was an Olympic champion.
King of Jordan acts in films
The ruler of Jordan can be seen in many television shows and films, including the acclaimed Star Trek series. His love for cinema is so great that the king established in his country the royal community of filmmakers and the Institute of Cinematic Arts. Thanks to their work, in 2016 a film from Jordan was nominated for the prestigious Oscar.
Prince of Monaco organized an expedition to the North Pole
The current ruler of Monaco, Albert II, organizes expeditions. He became the first monarch to visit the North Pole. Such love was passed on to Albert from his great-grandfather.
Pope released a rock album
Well, no one expected this from the Pope. Francis released an album 2 years ago, consisting of rock compositions based on biblical texts calling for peace and mutual help.
Indonesian President hosts YouTube channel
And the head of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, has a YouTube channel. He shares with his subscribers videos of both official and unofficial nature. He is also an avid social media user.