Commoners who married into royalty
Sofia Hellqvist was a model and reality television contestant before marrying Swedish Prince Carl Philip in 20more
Tatiana Blatnik, born in Venezuela and raised in Switzerland, was an event planner for Diane von Furstenberg bmore
Michiko Shoda met Japan's Crown Prince Akihito on a tennis court and wed in 1959, becoming the first commoner more
Kate Middleton met Britain's Prince William while both were students at the University of St. Andrews. They mamore
Rania Al-Yassin, born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents, met Jordan's Crown Prince Abdullah II at a dinner partmore
Charlene Lynette Wittstock was an Olympic swimmer for South Africa before marrying Albert II, Prince of Monacomore
Daniel Westling met Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria while working as her personal trainer. They wed in 2010. more
Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck married commoner Jetsun Pema in a 2011 wedding that transfixed thmore
Sonja Haraldsen dated Norway's Crown Prince Harald in secret for years before Harald told his father King Olavmore
Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano was a journalist and news anchor before marrying Spain's Prince Felipe in 2004. He asmore
Mary Elizabeth met Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik at a pub in Sydney during the 2000 Summer Olympics. They stmore
Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti was born in Argentina and working in New York City when she met Dutch Crown Prince more
Masako Owada originally refused to marry Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito, worried that it would end her career imore
Silvia Renate Sommerlath, born in Germany, met Sweden's Crown Prince Carl Gustaf while working as an educationmore
Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby met Norway's Crown Prince Haakon at a music festival in the late 1990s. They marriedmore
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