The Definitive List Of Real-Life Princesses Around The World

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There's more to these real-life Princesses than tiaras and tulle!

It's no secret that real-life princesses are some of the most eligible bachelorettes and desirable women around the world. From Princess Ameerah al-Tawee of Saudi Arabia to Princess Charlene of Monaco, these real-life royals sure do live the life of luxury.

The real-life Princesses you'll meet here from around the world prove that there's more to the role than simply wearing a tiara and the crown jewels. Though many of us learned much of what we known about Princesses from Disney movies, these members of royal families show that the duties of a modern-day princess far exceed the expectations that many of us many have.

Here you'll find a collection of some of the world's real-life princesses who have taken on various roles from businesswomen to human rights advocates.

From Princesses who were born into royal lines, to those who where stars in their own right before meeting their future husbands, here's a crash course in who's who among the world's royalty.

Princess Charlene of Monaco

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Before becoming Princess of Monaco, Princess Charlene was an Olympic swimmer who represented South Africa at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

It was at a swimming event in 2001 that she would meet her future husband Prince Albert of Monaco and she is a global ambassador for the Special Olympics.

Princess Ameerah al-Tawee of Saudi Arabia

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When she was just 18 years old, the future Princess Ameerah al-Tawee met Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal while interviewing him for a school paper and went on to marry the Saudi Prince and Billionaire who ranks amount the top 30 richest men in the world. Though they were divorced in 2013, the two remain close friends and Ameerah al-Tawee has remained in the global spotlight for her humanitarian work and advocacy for women's rights.

She has also served as the vice chair and head of executive committee for the Prince's Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation and chairwoman for Time Entertainment. She was named the #4 on the annual CEO Middle East list of Most Powerful Arab Women in 2012.

Princess Caroline of Monaco

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Eldest daughter of American actress and Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer, Princess Caroline is also an active philanthropist and patron of the arts.

In 2005, she became heiress to the crown of Monaco, as her brother Prince Albert II had no legitimate children of his own.

Princess Catherine "Kate" Middleton Of The United Kingdom

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After her marriage to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in 2011, Catherine "Kate" Middleton's official title became Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. She is perhaps among the most famous princesses in the world.

Throughout the course of her philanthropy work, she's supported charities such as the Art Room, National Portrait Gallery, Action on Addiction, and Anglia's Children's hospital. In 2010 she was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Princess Keisha Omilana of Nigeria

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Though she became a Nigerian Princess after marrying Prince Kunle Omilana, Princess Keisha was originally born in Inglewood, CA. Before becoming royalty, she was an accomplished model who had worked with L’Oreal, Maybeline, Revlon, Cover Girl, and was the first African-American woman to be featured as "The Pantene Girl" in three consecutive commercialism.

She and her husband are now business partners and co-owners of Wonderful-TV, a Christian network that reaches over 100 million European households.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is the eldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. When Swedish parliament voted to secure succession rights for the first born, regardless of their gender, she was deemed heir to the throne.

She has followed her desire to become a knowledgeable representative by studying political science and taking special courses in the Swedish parliament.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

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Born in Tasmania, the future Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was a marketing executive before meeting her future husband at a Sydney hotel pub in 2000. Upon first meeting, he introduced himself simply as "Fred" and she had no idea he was Prince Frederick of Denmark. In 2014, the couple were married and Princess Mary has one the hearts of the people of Denmark, with one poll showing that 75% of Danes believe she would make a great Queen.

Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco

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Before becoming a Princess of Morocco, Princess Lalla Salma studied engineering and worked as an information services engineer at ONA Group, a company specializing in industrial and financial services.

She met her future husband King Mohammed VI at a private party at 1999 and after their marriage in 2002, she was given the official title 'Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Salma' becoming the first wife of a Moroccan King to be given the royal title "Lalla" which is a traditional name given to women in high society and royalty.

Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant

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Just 16 years old, Princess Elisabeth is the first born child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium. Due to a Belgian ruling in 1991, granting succession to first born children regardless of gender, she became first in line for the Belgian throne after her father took on the role in 2013. When here turn comes to rule, Princess Elisabeth will be Belgium's first Queen regnant.


These real life Princesses defy the fairy tales by taking their duties to a whole new level.

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