Ordinary people, married to royals
Romance representatives of royal families always get a lot of publicity. However, public interest in them is particularly strong when the passion monarchs becomes "ordinary mortal".
In this article we describe the 26 ordinary people, who were married to members of the royal families.
Maxim Zorregueta became Queen of the Netherlands
The official title: Queen Consort of the Netherlands
Maxim has met the heir to the crown of the Dutch Willem-Alexander in Spain at the Spring Fair, held in Seville. The pair said in interviews that Maxim did not know what her choice was a prince, and thought he was joking when he finally told her the truth.
They were married on February 2, 2002 and is now raising three daughters. Willem-Alexander ascended the throne April 30, 2013, and Maxim became queen.
Jetsun Pema became Queen of Bhutan
The official title: Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan
Prince of Bhutan, Jetsun and first met at a family picnic. She was then only 7 years old and he was 17. He told her that if they both will be free when the grow up, you will get married.
His words came true. October 13, 2011 King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck married his 20-year-old darling. The wedding took place in a traditional Buddhist style.
Christopher Thomas married a princess from Uganda
The official title: Mr. Christopher Thomas
Ugandan Princess Ruth Kommuntale studied at the American University in Washington (DC), where she met Christopher Thomas, an accountant working on the channel "Discovery" in Silver Spring. They started dating, and Christopher made a proposal to his beloved in a local meat restaurant.
Christopher found out who actually is his bride in his native Uganda, only after the engagement. They were married on November 17, 2012 in Uganda, but divorced a year later.
Kate Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge
The official title: Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge
Kate and William met in 2001 at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and dated for nearly a decade.
Their wedding took place on 29 April 2011 and became known to the whole world. Kate gave birth to their first child, Prince George, in July 2013 Couple is constantly in the public eye.
Rania Al-Yasin became the queen of Jordan
The official title: Queen consort of Jordan
Rania worked in the office of Apple in Amman and met the then Prince Abdullah II (Abdullah) at a dinner party hosted by his sister. They almost immediately fall in love and betrothed already two months later.
Abdullah II ascended the throne and became king of Jordan in February 1999, and a month later (22 March) they were married. Now they have four children.
Letizia Ortiz Rokasolano became Queen of Spain
The official title: Queen Consort of Spain
A former journalist, CNN, met Prince Philip Letizia of Spain attends the victims of an oil spill in Galicia in 2002, when filming a report on this disaster.
Their relations have developed rapidly, and May 22, 2004 they were married. Now the royal couple has two daughters - Sofia and Letizia.
Laetitia became Queen of Spain after the king abdicated in June 2014
Tatiana Blatnik was the Greek princess
The official title: Her Royal Highness Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark
Tatiana, a former manager of the fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg (Diane von Fürstenberg), and Prince Nikolaos met through a mutual friend while skiing in 2003. Prior to that, the prince was known as a confirmed bachelor. Their wedding took place on August 25, 2010 in a traditional Greek style.
Farah Pahlavi of Iran was the Empress of
The official title: Her Imperial Majesty the Empress of Iran (in exile)
Farah was studying to be an architect in ÉcoleSpécialed'Architecture, when the Shah of Persia Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, met with several Iranian students studying there. Farah was one of them.
They have been married since December 21, 1959 to July 27, 1980, when the shah died of cancer. Their marriage had four children.
Farah - the only woman who had occupied the post of the Empress since the Islamization of Iran, but it is in exile since the 1979 revolution
Adans Lopez Perez was a prince during the year
The official title: Mr. Adans Lopez Perez (official title was vacant)
As Adans met Princess Stephanie of Monaco - a big mystery. It is only known that he was an acrobat and circus artist in the fifth generation of Portugal, and he is 10 years younger than his lady.
They secretly married in Switzerland September 12, 2003, but the marriage did not last long, for 10 months after they broke up, and the official divorce took place November 24, 2004
Charlene Wittstock became a princess of Monaco
Title: Her Serene Highness the Princess of Monaco
The former South African Olympic swimmer met the Prince of Monaco Albert II (who is the son of Grace Kelly) in 2000, when she came to Monaco for a swimming competition. They first appeared together in public at the Olympic Games 2006 in Turin.
Beloved married July 2, 2011, and recently the couple announced that they are expecting their first child.
Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales was the
The official title: Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales Prince Charles has long met with her older sister Diana Sarah, but when he met with her younger sister, Diana, she made a strong impression on him. They began dating when she was only 19 years old, and he was more than 30.
Diana married Prince Charles July 29, 1981, they divorced August 28, 1996, and almost a year later, on August 31, 1997, Lady Di died tragically in a car accident.
Angela Gisela Brown became the Princess of Liechtenstein
The official title: Princess of Liechtenstein
Brown has afropanamskoe origin. She was born in Panama, worked as a designer in New York, before she met with Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein.
They married in 2000 and now has a son. Angela is the first person of African descent, married to a representative of the ruling of the European royal families.
Hope Cook became the queen of India
Title Gyalmo (Queen Consort) 12th King of Sikkim
American socialite committed a summer trip to India, where he met the King of Sikkim Palden Thondup Namguana. They met in the hotel bar Vindamere in the Indian city of Darjeeling.
Lovers were married March 20, 1963 and gave birth to two children, but divorced in 1980. After the divorce, Hope returned to New York and took the children with her. She now works as a tour guide and historian.
Sylvia Sommerlat became queen of Sweden
Title: Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden
Sylvia met the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf in 1972 at the Summer Olympics, where she worked as a translator and presenter. They later said in an interview that immediately liked each other.
They were married on June 19, 1976 They now have three children.
Daniel Uestling became Swedish Duke
The official title: His Royal Highness Prince Daniel Duke Vastegolagdsky
Daniel was a personal trainer by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. They fell in love and were married June 19, 2010 Now the pair brings up a daughter.
An interesting fact is that the bride's father, King Carl XVI Gustaf was against this marriage. But when the bride has mastered the etiquette, learn to eat, talk and talk like monarchs, Daniel, was adopted into the family.
Mette-Marit Tussem Heubach became Norwegian Princess
The official title: Her Royal Highness Crown Princess of Norway
Mette-Marit met with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon at the Quart Festival - the largest rock festival in Norway. Some time later, they met again and soon realized that for each other.
They were married on August 25, 2001, and is now raising two children together. At Mette-Marit has another son from a previous lover.
Michiko Shoda became Empress of Japan
The official title: Empress consort of Japan
Michiko met with Emperor Akihito in a tennis match in Karuizawa in 1957. Many officials were opposed to their marriage (including the mother of the emperor) and wanted to marry the Crown Prince on someone of noble representatives of the Japanese imperial family.
But young people have been persistent in wanting to be together and were married April 10, 1959 The couple had three children, and they have gone against tradition, determined to educate them on their own, without giving the court valet.
Lalla Salma of Morocco became a princess
The official title: Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Salma Although the story of their love is shrouded in mystery, it is known that Lall (retired engineer) and Moroccan King Mohammed VI met during a private party in 1999
Lovers were married October 12, 2001 and now has two children. Queen occasionally participates in official events.
Daniel Dukrue lived like a prince during the year
The official title: Mr. Daniel Dukrue (official title was vacant)
The relationship between Daniel Dukrue and Princess Stephanie of Monaco would not be called fragile at the best of times. They concealed their connection, and it has become known only when the then girlfriend of Daniel (not a princess) was in her sixth month of pregnancy.
By the time the pair finally managed to get his father's blessing to Princess Stephanie, Prince Rainier, they already had two children.
The pair chose a secular wedding, which took place on July 1, 1995 Soon, however, the former lovers parted. It happened after the media published pictures that prove adultery with Daniel Muriel "Fili" Mole Huterman, former Miss Nude Belgium chest in 1995. The official divorce took place on October 4, 1996
Mabel Wisse Smith won the Dutch title of Princess
The official title: Her Royal Highness Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau Martin
Mabel met with Prince Johan Friso through their common friend Laurentien Brinkhorst, who later became the wife of his brother Johann, Prince Constantine.
Johan was forced to renounce his right to the throne. The problem was that the Government refused to submit their marriage to the parliament after the Prime Minister learned that Mabel had a romantic relationship with a known drug lord while studying in college. They were married on April 24, 2004 Prince Friso died last year, came under an avalanche.
Masako Owada became Japanese princess
The official title: Crown Princess of the Imperial House of Japan
Was educated at Harvard Masako met with Crown Prince Naruhito at a reception dedicated to the Princess Elena of Spain in Tokyo in 1986, the Prince at first sight fell in love with his chosen one, and immediately began to care for her, but she won only the third attempt.
The couple married June 9, 1993 and now has a daughter.
Marie Chantal Miller was the Greek princess
The official title: Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Pavlos of Greece and Princess of Denmark
The couple met on a blind date in 1992, organized by Aleko Papamarkou (Alecko Papamarkou), an investor and a banker from New York on the day of the birth family Niarchos (Niarchos).
Marie married Prince Pavlos of Greece (Pavlos) July 1, 1995 At the present time, they brought up five children.
Grace Kelly became Princess of Monaco
The official title: Her Serene Highness the Princess of Monaco
Film star met Prince Rainier of Monaco (Rainier) at a photo shoot. Their relationship developed rapidly and already April 19, 1956 they were married. This happy marriage lasted until the death of Grace Kelly September 14, 1982 in a car accident. The couple had three children.
Mary Elizabeth Donaldson became a princess of Denmark
The official title: Her Royal Highness Crown Princess of Denmark
The royal couple met at the Sydney Summer Olympics in 2000. Prince Frederik of Denmark introduced himself as Fred and Mary did not say that he is a prince, as long as they do not know each other well.
They were married on May 14, 2004 and now has four children.
Alfonso Diez was the Spanish Duke of
The official title: Duke of Alba
Alfonso was a close friend for many years, the 18th Duchess of Alba (she has more titles than that of Queen Elizabeth II), before he proposed to her. He is 24 years younger than his wife, which caused her children's suspicion that a marriage of convenience.
Alfonso renounced his rights on her condition, in order to marry the Duchess, and they tied the knot October 5, 2012 Two of her children did not attend the wedding.
Wallis Warfield Simpson became the Duchess (and almost queen)
The official title: Her Grace the Duchess of Windsor (informally referred to herself as Her Royal Highness)
Wallis met Prince Edward at a party in 1931. According to his biographers, the couple began dating in 1934 during his second marriage Wallis.
Edward became King of England in 1936, but abdicated to marry Wallis. His brother King George VI made Edward Duke of Windsor, and the pair were married on June 3, 1937
The marriage ended May 28, 1972, when Edward died of cancer.