The 11 Tallest Queens in History

Royal Families all over the world have some of the respected women on earth and currently, the British and Danish Royal Families are led by Queens.

The English Royal family has always been at the center of history, considering how significant the family’s position is to the world. There are few details about the personal lives of these royal family members out there to protect their privacy.

King Edward VI was the tallest British monarch at 6’4 ½ “. It is also crucial that we find out who is the tallest queen in history and their impact on the throne. Here we present a list of the 11 tallest queens in history.

1. Queen Louise of Denmark – 6’3”

Queen Louise of Denmark hit the headlines in 1906 when she was said to be the tallest queen and the wealthiest woman of her time.

Queen Louise was 6 feet, 3 inches tall and had a net worth of over $30,000,000. Her physical appearance intimidated or shocked many people, especially elites who called her a “handsome woman”.

2. Queen Mary of Scots – 5’11”

Mary, Queen of Scots, also known as Mary Stuarts, was Queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567 during her forced abdication.

Mary was the only legitimate surviving child of King James V of Scotland and acceded to the throne at only six days old. Mary, Queen of Scots, is the second tallest queen on this list at 5 feet and 11 inches.

3. Queen Mary II of England and Scotland – 5’11”

Queen Mary II was born in 1662 and died in 1694. She was the Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland alongside her husband William III.

She reigned from 1689 until her untimely death in 1694. While many things could define this impressive ruler, she is also one of the tallest Queens in history at 5 feet and 11 inches.

4. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark – 5’10”

Margrethe II is the Queen of Denmark and the commander-in-chief of the Danish Defense. She is Fredrick IX of Denmark’s eldest child and Ingrid of Sweden.

Margrethe II has been on the throne since January 1972 till date. At 81 years old, she is one of the tallest queens in history at 5 feet, 10 inches.

She is also the third cousin to Queen Elizabeth of England because they are descendants of Queen Victoria and Christian IX of Denmark.

5. Queen Sonja of Norway – 5’8”

Born in 1937, Sonja Haraldsen has been the Queen consort of Norway since January 1991. She was the wife of King Harald V, whom she had been dating nine years before their marriage in 1968.

Queen Sonja of Norway also holds a position among the tallest Queens in history at 5 feet, 8 inches tall. Her husband, King Harald, is Queen Elizabeth’s second cousin.

6. Queen Maxima of Netherlands – 5’8”

Maxima, the Queen of the Netherlands, is the wife of King Willem-Alexander. She is of Argentinian descent and married Willem-Alexander, heir apparent of the throne, in 2002.

Queen Maxima is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and attained her monarchy status in 2013 after the abdication of Queen Beatrix in 2013.

7. Queen Mathilde of Belgium – 5’7”

Born Jonkvrouw Mathilde Marie Christine Ghislaine d’Udekem d’Acoz, Mathilde is the Queen of Belgium from 21 July 2013 till now.

She is the wife of King Philippe and the first native-born Belgian to ascend to the throne. She is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, ranking her 7th on the list of the tallest Queens in History.

8. Queen Letizia of Spain – 5’7”

Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano is the wife of King Felipe VI and also the reigning queen of Spain. She had a middle-class upbringing and has been a journalist for the EFE and ABC before heading to CNN+.

She married Prince Felipe of Asturias in 2004, who was the heir apparent to the Spanish throne. She is 5 feet and 7 inches tall, which is remarkable considering some of the most famous queens were below 5’1″ feet.

9. Queen Marianne Antoinette of France – 5’6”

Marie Antoinette Josephe Jeanne was the last queen of France to rule before the revolution. After her husband, King Louis VI, she gained her queen status ascended to the throne.

Apart from being one of the tallest queens at 5 feet, 6 inches, her name is also associated with the French monarchy’s moral authority decline.

She was the youngest daughter of Emperor Francis and Empress Maria Theresa.

10. Queen Nefertiti of Egypt – 5’6”

Queen Nefertiti is one of the most popular and influential Queens. She was the wife of King Akhenaton of Egypt, famed for transforming Egypt’s traditional religion from polytheistic to monotheistic.

Nefertiti is believed to have been around 5 feet, 6 inches tall from the statues and images collected in various museums.

In case you have been wondering why her sculptors have one bad eye, it is because she may have had an ophthalmic infection that cost her the left eye.

11. Queen Elizabeth II of England – 5’4”

Queen Elizabeth II is the queen of the United Kingdom and 14 commonwealth nations. She ascended to the throne in 1952 after her father’s death, King George VI.

The queen is considered the longest-reigning monarch and has been on the throne for 70 years. Compared to other queens on the list, Queen Elizabeth II is relatively short at 5 feet and 4 inches tall.

 These are perhaps the tallest queens who have impacted the world in one way or another. There are many queens in history that we would have considered, but these are the most outstanding figures so far.