1: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark abdicated the throne in 2022.

2: King Juan Carlos I of Spain stepped down in 2014 amidst scandal.

3: Emperor Akihito of Japan relinquished his position in 2019.

4: King Albert II of Belgium abdicated in 2013 in favor of his son.

5: King Edward VIII of England abdicated in 1936 for love.

6: King Juan Carlos I of Spain announced his abdication in June 2014.

7: Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands stepped down in 2013.

8: Pope Benedict XVI became the first pope to abdicate in nearly 600 years in 2013.

9: King Albert II of Belgium abdicated due to health reasons in 2013.