Royals who married commoners
This sounds like the classic fairytale; a price or princess falls in love with a commoner and they lived happily ever after. But there is more to it, in reality, read on to know about some royals who married commoners.
Prince Harry of UK and Meghan Markle
This is one of the most recent high-profile royals weds a commoner story. It started in 2016 when Prince Harry met Meghan, an established American actress on a blind date. The meeting and knowing went on for a couple of years and in May 2018 the couple got married. But in 2019 Prince Harry decided to leave the royal family and the couple along with their son, Archie moved to California eventually in 2020.
King Abdullah II of Jordan and Rania Al-Yassin
They met in 1992 at a dinner party. King Abdullah II was declared the King of Jordan after his father passed away in 1999. But before this in 1993, he married Rania Al-Yassin (now Queen consort of Jordan) and was later blessed with four children.
Prince William of the UK and Kate Middleton
Prince William is second in line to the British throne after his father, Prince Charles. While studying at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, Prince Williams met Kate Middleton. Later in 2011, they got married at the famous Westminster Abbey in London. They live happily in the UK and have three kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
King Felipe VI of Spain and Letizia Rocasolano
In 2002 King Felipe VI met the Spanish journalist, Letizia Rocasolano and they liked each other so much that they got engaged in 2003. A year later, they got married and subsequently had two daughters, Leonor, and Sofia. Letizia officially became Queen Letizia of Spain when in 2014 Felipe became King Felipe VI of Spain.
Princess Mako of Japan and Kei Komuro
Princess Mako and Kei Komuro met in 2012 when they were studying at the International Christian University in Tokyo. They got engaged in 2017 and after a long time, got married on 26th October 2021. They did not follow the usual imperial family wedding rituals and Princess Mako gave up her royal status after marrying Komuro.
King Willem-Alexander of Netherlands and MáximaZorreguieta Cerruti
He was still the Crown Prince when King Willem-Alexander wedded MáximaZorreguieta Cerruti in 2002. Argentinian-bornMáxima used to work in finance before she met the King. Together they have three daughters, Princesses Catherina-Amalia, Alexia, and Ariane. In 2013, after King was crowned, Argentinian-born Máximabecame Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.
These are real-life royal met commoner fairytales.