There was a time when romance in the royal family was typically limited to marrying some distant cousin. You laugh, but Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are both the great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria, who married her own first cousin. Thankfully, the Royals have let some commoners infiltrate their ranks, and while Meghan Markle may be the only duchess from Hollywood with two Hallmark movies on her IMDB page, she’s not the first celebrity to rub shoulders with the Royals. Here are 13 stars who have sparked romances with royals, members of the nobility, and other assorted aristocrats.
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1. Grace Kelly
Thought to be Meghan Markle’s inspiration, Grace Kelly also gave up her acting career when she married Monaco’s Prince Rainier III, whom she first met at the Cannes Film Festival. Her last movie was the 1956 musical comedy High Society, which co-starred Frank Sinatra and her ex-boyfriend Bing Crosby. Kelly wore her own Cartier engagement ring during filming.
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