There were times when it was almost impossible to become part of the royal family, being of a not notable origin.
Now, much has changed, traditions have yielded to democracy, and this has even affected the royal nobility.
We present you quite real stories of modern girls who were not princesses by birth but managed to become them through marriage.
He: the Duke of Cambridge and
Crown Prince of the British Crown
She: Bachelor of Art History, Designer
Acquainted: at the Scottish University of St Andrews
This couple started with friendship. The place of their first meeting was the Scottish University of St. Andrews, in which they both studied.
Prince William had planned to quit the university, but Kate talked him out. Gradually, their friendship grew into something more: a couple appeared everywhere together, and even rumors of a forthcoming engagement appeared.
However, at some point, Kate could not stand the increased attention from the paparazzi, and they parted with the prince. True, not for long. Unable to withstand the separation, the young people started to date again, and in 2010 they announced a wedding. So the story of their joint family life began.
He: Prince of Wales, son of
Queen Elizabeth II
She: assistant teacher in the kindergarten, the daughter of the count
Acquainted: in the family estate of the Spencer family
Diana was born in the family of Count Spencer and grew up in a family castle in Northamptonshire. For a while, Prince Charles dated her sister - it was then that he drew attention to Diana.
The royal family took the girl with open arms, a wedding was played and, it would seem, "they lived happily ever after," but no. Prince Charles, throughout their entire life, loved the other, and Diana only did that in a variety of ways - right up to self-mutilation - she tried to attract his attention.
However, having won the love of people around the world, the princess never managed to win her own husband. After 12 years of marriage, they divorced, and Diana was lucky in the arms of Egyptian millionaire Dodi al-Fayed, but the tragic car crash interrupted her life on August 31, 1997.
He: Prince of Sweden
She: a fashion model of the erotic genre, a reality TV star
Acquainted: in a nightclub
Sofia is the star of the very popular reality show in Sweden Hotel Paradise and, when her first meeting with the prince of Sweden was held, she did not even think about changing the activity.
However, over time, she quit show business, enrolled in yoga classes in New York, then to open her own center. Then she was carried away by charity, visited Ghana, where she helped build an orphanage, established a charitable foundation in Sweden.
Impressed by the achievements of the girl, Prince Carl fell in love in earnest and after five years of relationship offered her to marry him.
The prince even managed to convince the royal family not to interfere with his intentions, and as a result, a magnificent wedding was played. The newly-born princess Sophia gave birth to two children in her marriage.
He: Prince of Hanover,
descendant of King George III
She: designer clothes, founder of the brand EKAT
Acquainted: at a secular reception in London
Prince Ernst August fell in love with Catherine at first sight. And not for nothing. Catherine - a Russian girl from Murmansk - grew up in Prague, was educated at the London College of Art, established her own brand of elite clothing, in a word, a brilliant party, except not notable origin.
Actually, because of the last point, the father of Prince Ernst August V was resolutely against the marriage of his son and Catherine. However, the wedding was still held, but without the participation of the groom's father.
He: Crown Prince of Norway
She: the waitress
Acquainted: at the traditional Norwegian festival Quart festivalen
Mette-Marit’s first husband was a drug addict, she did not really have any profession, and she worked as a waitress while raising her son alone. Of course, such a biography could not please the royal couple when they found out that their son Håkon had decided to make her his wife.
When, having lived a year with Mette-Marit in the apartment he bought, the prince put his parents before the fact, a real storm broke out. However, due to the fact that the Queen Mother decided to look at the situation from the other side (she remembered that because of prejudice she could not marry her husband for 9 years), the conflict was settled and the wedding took place.
On August 25, 2001, Håkon and Mette-Marit were married. Now they are
raising her son from her first marriage and their two children. The princess is
actively engaged in charity and even became an ambassador of the UN.