More than uncommon for decades now, it turns out that one doesn’t need to visit the palace to meet a royal; you could meet them at the train station or the commonest of places. This tendency is proved by the many instances of members of the royal family who crossed the love of their lives in familiar and ‘less-royal’ places.
One of such is the crown princess of Denmark, Mary Elizabeth Donaldson. The royal found her prince charming at the bar. Yes, the bar. The college was the meeting place of Prince William and his princess Kate Middleton. The pair wedded in 2011, a wedding that shocked the world and left millions around the globe with their love out of the blue.
The most recent of the royal-non-royal wedding is that between Prince Harry and Hollywood Actress Meghan Markle. The couple wedded in May at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle; a wedding that was graced by spotlight figures from all around the world.
The names mentioned above are just a few of the many examples. Here are 22 examples of commoners who found love in the royal family. Here is also an explanation of the reason why Princess Diana doesn’t make a list.
Grace Kelly — Princess of Monaco
The wedding between Grace Kelly and Rainier III, the Prince of Monaco took place in 1956, just about a year after the pair met. Their first meeting in 1955 was during a photo shoot at the Cannes Film Festival. Grace passed on in 1982 after she was involved in a fatal accident following the suffering of a minor stroke while driving. The couple had three lovely children together.
Charlene Wittstock — Princess of Monaco
The love story of this two started in 2000 during a swimming meet in Monaco in which Charlene who is a former South African Olympic swimmer featured. Their relationship was kept away from the public until six years later at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. The couple married in 2011 and is the proud parents of fraternal twins.
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