10 Royals Who Married (Gasp!) Commoners

Hope for us all

From Fred and Mary to Harry and Meghan, it’s safe to say we’re all obsessed with royal romances. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite individuals who have had their lives transformed when they married into the royal monarchies of the world.  

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Prince Harry first laid eyes on the former Suits actress on a blind date in early July 2016. After their engagement, Markle revealed that she would be retiring from her acting career. The couple married on the 19th May 2018. 

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark


Prince Frederick and Princess Mary crossed paths in Sydney’s CBD at the Slip Inn during the 2000 Olympics. At the time Mary was working in the public relations sector and became a project consultant. The royal couple married in 2004.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge 


 Like many couples, Kate Middleton and Prince William started off as star-crossed lovers at university years before tying the knot in 2011.

Albert II, Prince of Monaco


Albert II, Prince of Monaco wed former South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock in 2011, 10 years after they met at a swimming competition in Monaco. 

Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland 


In 2013 Princess Madeleine married Christopher O’Neill, who worked on Wall Street in New York City. 

Pierre Casiraghi


In 2014 Pierre Casiraghi wed Beatrice Borromeo in Monte Carlo. The couple met while they were studying at the University Luigi Bocconi in Milan. Borromeo has degrees in law and journalism. 

Prince Joachim of Denmark


Prince Joachim and Princess Marie met while Joachim was still married to his first wife, Countess Alexandra. Marie had a highly successful career in marketing with having worked at Estée Lauder and Reuter’s financial news agency Radianz. 

Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland


Prince Carl first spotted his leading lady Sofia during a lunch with mutual friends. After being introduced to one another, the couple began dating in 2009, tying the knot in 2015. 

Prince Christian of Hanover


Prince Christian of Hanover met Alessandra De Osma when she served as his tour guide during one of his visits to her country in 2005. The lawyer and former model married her prince in an extravagant ceremony in the streets of Lima, Peru in 2018.

Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland


Prince Daniel fell in love with his Princess to be after meeting her at a training session at the then Daniel Westling’s fitness centre in the mid 2000s. He also was a gym owner and ran a company called Balance Training with three gyms in Stockholm. The couple married in 2010.  

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