Among world political leaders and business executives, there are several royals who are making appearence in Davos.

Why are they here? I met some of them but didn’t dare ask.  Some have said that royals want to play a key role as opinion leaders to promote public debate in “rebuilding” the world — the main theme of the World Economic Forum this year.

The most high-profile would be the Queen Rania of Jordan, whose twitter updates have been followed by more than 1.2 million people.

Davos regulars include: Crown Prince of Bahrain, Crown Prince of Norway, Princess Mathilde of Belgium and Duke of York of Britain.

In the video at the top of the page, H.R.H. Haakon of Norway talks about his global initiatives.