From Commons to Royals: Find How these Americans Gained Royalty


Do you believe in fairy tales and dreams? Girls around the world wish that a prince would come riding on a horse and sweep her away into the posh palace. Some American women were truly lucky enough to have their dream turned into reality. Models, actresses, and common women have seen their dreams turn into reality. The interesting factor is that for men it is not that easy to obtain royalty unless married to a female sovereign and there has been no American ever who has done so.

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1. Elizabeth Patterson

Elizabeth Patterson Princess
Who doesn’t know Napoleon Bonaparte and his royalty? Elizabeth Patterson was married to Jerome Bonaparte in 1805 after he became the King of Westphalia. She was the daughter of a rich merchant and riches were not new to her. Due to pressures from Napoleon, Jerome stayed away and married a German princess, but their wedding was never dissolved.

2. Kendra Spears

Princess Salwa Aga Khan
Kendra was an American supermodel until she was introduced to Prince Rahim Aga Khan at a party and then on she became Princess Salwa Aga Khan on 31st August 2013. She modeled for Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, and Prada.
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3. Lisa Halaby

Queen Noor of Jordan
Lisa Halaby, known as Queen Noor of Jordan stayed with the King till he died in 1999 succumbing to lymphoma. She was working in Royal Jordanian Airlines when she met King Hussein of Jordan. The two quickly became friends and got married in 1978. She has four children and takes active participation in the politics of the country.

4. Marie-Chantal Miller

Marie-Chantal Miller
Capturing the beauty of her Ecuadorian mother and the grace of her father, she walked into the life of Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece. They met at a holiday while skiing in Switzerland. They got married on 1st July 1995 and have five children.
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5. Alexandra von Furstenberg

Alexandra von Furstenberg
Alexandra is the younger sister of Marie-Chantal and she maintained the legacy. The trio of three sisters is popularly known as Miller sisters. On October 28, 1995, in New York, Alexandra got married to Prince Alexander von Furstenberg. They have two children and the couple later separated in 2002. She later married Dax Miller in 2015.

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6. Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth, popularly known as ‘Love Goddess’ conquered the silver screen of 140 to 50’s. She met Prince Aly Khan in 1948 soon after she separated from Orson Welles. She attained the title of the queen on May 27, 1949. This was the first time that an American actress became a princess. They have a daughter, Yasmin Ag Khan. But it didn’t actually work for Rita and they divorced in 1953.
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7. Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly Princess royaltyGrace Kelly is one of the most popular Hollywood princesses. She gained her title when she married Prince Rainer III of Monaco. At the age of 26, she dropped her acting career to take up the royal duties. The princess died on September 14, 1982, after suffering from a stroke.