Charlene Wittstock became a princess of Monaco.
The former South African Olympic swimmer met Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2000, when she came to Monaco for a swimming competition. They first appeared together in public at the Olympic Games of 2006 in Turin, Italy. They married July 2, 2011.
Angela Gisela Brown became the Princess of Liechtenstein.
Brown has Afro-Panamanian origin. Before she met Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein she worked as a designer in New York. The wedding took place in 2000, Angel is considered the first person of African descent who married a representative of the European royal family.
Silvia Sommerlath became queen of Sweden.
Sylvia met the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf in 1972 at the Summer Olympics, where she worked as a translator and a presenter. Their wedding took place on June 19, 1976.
Mette-Marit Tussem Heubach was the Norwegian princess.
Mette-Marit met His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon at the Quart Festival – the largest rock festival in Norway. They met again after some time and soon realized that they are created for each other.
The wedding took place on August 25, 2001.
Lalla Salma became a princess of Morocco.
It is known that Lalla and the King of Morocco Mohammed VI met during a private party in 1999. Their wedding took place October 12, 2001.
Jetsun Pema became a Queen of Bhutan.
Prince of Bhutan and Jetsun first met at a family picnic. She was only 7 years old and he was 17. Prince said that if they both are free when the’ll grow up, then he would marry her.
He kept his word, and 13 October 2011, the King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck married his 20-year-old darling.
Mabel Wisse Smith got the Dutch title of Princess.
Mabel met Prince Johan Friso thanks to their common friend Laurentien Brinkhorst, who later became the wife of his brother Johan, Prince Constantine. Johan waived his right to the throne, as the government has refused to submit their marriage. The reason was that Mabel had a romantic relationship with a known drug lord while she studied in college.
They married on April 24, 2004. Prince Friso died in 2013.
Marie-Chantal Miller was the Greek princess.
The couple met on a blind date in 1992. Marie married Prince Pavlos of Greece July 1, 1995. They brought up five children.
Mary Elizabeth Donaldson became a princess of Denmark.
The couple met in Sydney on the summer Olympics in 2000. Prince Frederik of Denmark introduced himself as “Fred” and didn’t say Mary he was the prince as long as they didn’t know each other well.
They were married on May 14, 2004.
Wallis Warfield Simpson became the Duchess (and almost a Queen).
Wallis met Prince Edward at a party in 1931. According to his biographers, the couple began dating in 1934 during her second marriage. Edward became king of England in 1936, but abdicated to marry Wallis.
His brother King George VI made Edward the Duke of Windsor and the couple was married June 3, 1937. The marriage ended May 28, 1972, when Edward died of cancer.
Kate Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge.
Kate and William met each other in 2001 at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The couple had been dating for about 10 years. Their wedding took place on April 29, 2011. Now they are raising two children.
Letizia Ortiz Rokasolano became Queen of Spain.
Letizia met Prince Philip of Spain in Galicia in 2002, when filming a report about a disaster. Their relations have developed rapidly, and 22 May 2004 they got married.
Farah Pahlavi was the Empress of Iran.
Farah was studying architecture in ÉcoleSpécialed’Architecture, when the Shah of Persia Mohammad Reza Pahlavi met with several Iranian students studying there. She was one of them. They were married from December 21, 1959 till July 27, 1980, when the Shah died of cancer.
Maxim Zorregueta became Queen of the Netherlands.
Maxim met the Dutch Willem-Alexander in Spain at the Spring Fair, held in Seville. She did not know that her choice was a prince and thought he was joking when he told her the truth. The wedding took place on February 2, 2002.
The couple is raising three daughters. Willem-Alexander ascended the throne 30 April 2013 and Maxim became a queen.
Lady Diana Spencer became Princess of Wales.
Prince Charles had relationship with the older sister of Diana, but got acquainted with Diana and their relationship ended. They began to meet with Diana when she was only 19 years old and he was more than 30 years old.
Diana married Prince Charles 29 July 1981, however, August 28, 1996 they divorced.
Hope Cooke became the queen of India.
American socialite committed a summer trip to India, where she met the King Sikkim Palden Thondup Namguana. They met in the hotel bar Vindamere in the Indian city Darjeeling. Lovers were married March 20, 1963 and gave birth to two children, but divorced in 1980.
Daniel Westling was the Swedish Duke.
Daniel was a personal trainer of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. They fell in love and were married June 19, 2010. Now the couple brings up a daughter.
The bride’s father King Carl XVI Gustaf was against this marriage.
Michiko Shoda became Empress of Japan.
Michiko met the Emperor Akihito at the tennis match in Karuizawa in 1957. Many officials were opposed to their marriage. But young people have been persistent and were married April 10, 1959.
The couple had three children, and they have even gone against tradition and decided to bring them up on their own, without giving them to a court valet.
Daniel Ducret has been living like a prince during the year.
Daniel Ducret and Princess Stephanie of Monaco hid their relationship for long time. By the time the couple finally managed to get the blessing, they have already had two children.
The couple chose a secular wedding, which took place on July 1, 1995. Their marriage was broken up because of infidelity of Daniel. The official divorce took place on October 4, 1996.
Masako Owada became Japanese princess.
Masako met the Crown Prince Naruhito at a reception dedicated to the Princess Elena of Spain in Tokyo in 1986. The Prince fell in love and immediately began to care for her. The couple were married June 9, 1993.
Grace Kelly became Princess of Monaco.
Movie star met the Prince of Monaco Reiner at a photo shoot. Their relations have developed rapidly, and April 19, 1956 they married. This happy marriage lasted until the death of Grace Kelly September 14, 1982 in a car accident.
Alfonso Diez became a Spanish duke.
Alfonso was a close friend of the 18 Duchess of Alba for many years before he proposed to her. He is 24 years younger than his wife. Alfonso married the duchess October 5, 2012.
Christopher Thomas married a princess from Uganda.
Ugandan Princess Ruth Kommuntale met Christopher Thomas during his studies at the American University in Washington. They started dating, and Christopher made a proposal to his beloved.
The groom found out who actually was his bride in his native Uganda only after the engagement. They were married on November 17, 2012 in Uganda, but the marriage was annulled a year later.
Rania Al-Yassin became the queen of Jordan.
She met Prince Abdullah II at a dinner party hosted by his sister. They almost immediately fell in love. The engagement took place two months later. Abdullah II ascended the throne and became king of Jordan in February 1999, and a month later (22 March) they married.
Tatiana Blatnik was Greek princess.
Prince Nikolaos and Tatiana met each other thanks to a mutual friend while skiing in 2003. Their wedding took place on August 25, 2010.
Adan Lopez Perez was a prince during the year.
How and when Adansa and Princess Stephanie of Monaco met each other is a big mystery. They secretly married in Switzerland September 12, 2003, however, their life together lasted only 10 months. The official divorce took place on November 24, 2004.