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When a commoner becomes a princess: Royals who have married a layperson

A look at royal personalities who married outside of royalty.

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Prince Harry and Megan Markle | As the Royal household gears up for the marriage of the loved-up couple on May 19, here is a look at other royals who married commoners. (Image: Reuters)
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Prince Harry and Megan Markle | As the Royal household gears up for the marriage of the loved-up couple on May 19, here is a look at other royals who married commoners. (Image: Reuters)

The King and Queen of Lesotho | Masenate Mohato Seeiso is the wife of King Letsie III. She was the first commoner to marry in to the royal family of Lesotho. The couple were married on February 18, 2000. (Image: Reuters)
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The King and Queen of Lesotho | Masenate Mohato Seeiso is the wife of King Letsie III. She was the first commoner to marry in to the royal family of Lesotho. The couple were married on February 18, 2000. (Image: Reuters)

The Prince and Princess of Greece | Tatiana Blatnik was an event planner for fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg before her marriage to Prince Nikolaos, the son of Greece’s deposed King Constantine, in 2010. (Image: Reuters)
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The Prince and Princess of Greece | Tatiana Blatnik was an event planner for fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg before her marriage to Prince Nikolaos, the son of Greece’s deposed King Constantine, in 2010. (Image: Reuters)

The Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark | Crown Prince Frederik met Australian Mary Donaldson at the Slip Inn during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. They married in Copenhagen on May 14, 2014.(Image: REUTERS)
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The Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark | Crown Prince Frederik met Australian Mary Donaldson at the Slip Inn during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. They married in Copenhagen on May 14, 2014.(Image: REUTERS)

The King and Queen of Sweden | Queen Silvia was working as an educational host at the 1972 Olympics in Munich when she met the then-Crown Prince Carl Gustaf. They married four years later. (Image: Reuters)
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The King and Queen of Sweden | Queen Silvia was working as an educational host at the 1972 Olympics in Munich when she met the then-Crown Prince Carl Gustaf. They married four years later. (Image: Reuters)

The King and Queen of Spain | Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano was a divorced journalist and well-known news anchor. She met King Felipe at a dinner organised by her journalist friend and dated in secret before marrying on May 22, 2004. She became Spain’s first commoner queen in June 2014. (Image: Reuters)
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The King and Queen of Spain | Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano was a divorced journalist and well-known news anchor. She met King Felipe at a dinner organised by her journalist friend and dated in secret before marrying on May 22, 2004. She became Spain’s first commoner queen in June 2014. (Image: Reuters)

The Crown Prince and Princess of Sweden | Sofia Hellqvist was a model and reality TV star before marrying Prince Carl Phillip on June 13, 2015. She subsequently became the Princess of Sweden. (Image: Reuters)
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The Crown Prince and Princess of Sweden | Sofia Hellqvist was a model and reality TV star before marrying Prince Carl Phillip on June 13, 2015. She subsequently became the Princess of Sweden. (Image: Reuters)

The King and Queen of Norway | The then-Crown Prince Harald told told his father King Olav V that he would not marry anyone but Sonja Haraldsen, who he dated of years. This had put Norway's throne in jeopardy as Harald was the sole heir. (Image: Reuters)
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The King and Queen of Norway | The then-Crown Prince Harald told told his father King Olav V that he would not marry anyone but Sonja Haraldsen, who he dated of years. This had put Norway's throne in jeopardy as Harald was the sole heir. (Image: Reuters)

The King and Queen of Bhutan | Jetsun Pema was 21 years old when she married the 31-year-old king of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Pema is seen as a style icon across much of Asia. The royal couple welcomed their first son in February 2016. (Image: Reuters)
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The King and Queen of Bhutan | Jetsun Pema was 21 years old when she married the 31-year-old king of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Pema is seen as a style icon across much of Asia. The royal couple welcomed their first son in February 2016. (Image: Reuters)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge | Kate Middleton first met Prince William at St Andrews University in Scotland in 2001. Her father is a pilot and mother an air stewardess, who later set up a mail order business. The couple married on April 29, 2011, with Kate being the first commoner to marry into the British royal family in such close proximity in more than 350 years. (Image: Reuters)
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge | Kate Middleton first met Prince William at St Andrews University in Scotland in 2001. Her father is a pilot and mother an air stewardess, who later set up a mail order business. The couple married on April 29, 2011, with Kate being the first commoner to marry into the British royal family in such close proximity in more than 350 years. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Apr 28, 2018 02:52 pm
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