Many of our favourite royal couples would not exist today if monarchies all over the world refused to adjust to modern times. Had they stuck to their strict tradition of arranged marriages and only got hitched to fellow blue-bloods, then neither Harry and Meghan nor William and Kate would have tied the knot. From chance encounters to love at first sight, here are the meet-cute stories of five of our other favourite royals. 3 Hong Kong women who became princesses after marrying into royalty King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Not leaving his chances to fate, Crown Prince Felipe VI attempted to meet then-journalist Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano by asking their mutual friend to host a dinner. His efforts, however, were in vain. As if following the premise of a Netflix royal-themed romcom, they ran into each other again during an oil spill disaster. She was covering the story, while the country’s most eligible bachelor was also there to assess the situation. It was then that sparks finally flew. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Spanish Royal Family (@spanish.royals) on Feb 11, 2020 at 12:26am PST King Jigme and Queen Jetsun of Bhutan Jetsun Pema, whose family comes from the country’s elite, was only seven years old when she met and proposed to the 17-year-old Dragon King at a picnic. Touched by the innocent girl’s sweetness, the young monarch vowed to marry her if they found themselves single as adults. These photos prove Bhutan’s new Crown Prince is cuter than baby Archie True enough, the two British-educated friends were still on the market 14 years after their first encounter. King Jigme, who had just ascended the throne at the time, put a ring on it. View this post on Instagram A post shared by His Majesty King Jigme Khesar (@kingjigmekhesar) on Feb 5, 2016 at 3:58pm PST Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling of Sweden In a very modern version of Disney classic Aladdin , Crown Princess Victoria fell in love with country boy Daniel Westling. He was her personal trainer and it was at one of his gyms in Stockholm that their met-on-the-treadmill story took place. At first, the royal family was completely against their union. The fitness buff had to prove he was worthy of her hand by undergoing a major makeover – from his wardrobe all the way to his accent. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kungahuset (@kungahuset) on Jun 19, 2020 at 1:52am PDT King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan Unbeknown to many, Kuwait-born Rania Al Yassin worked at the marketing department of Apple in Amman. She actually met her future husband by accompanying a colleague to a party thrown by his sister, Princess Aisha. Prince Abdullah II bin al-Hussein, who was in attendance as well, was smitten by the Arab beauty’s looks and smarts. 5 reasons why Queen Rania of Jordan is a thoroughly modern royal They were engaged just two months later and he unexpectedly inherited the crown a month before they wed. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Queen Rania Al Abdullah (@queenrania) on Mar 2, 2020 at 1:26pm PST Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway Norway's largest music gathering, Quart Festival, played an important role in the love story of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. It was at a garden party there that the prince and the former waitress first crossed paths. A few years later, when Mette-Marit had already given birth to her first child, they bumped into each other again and finally hit it off – so there you go, it could happen to anyone. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Det Norske Kongehuset (@detnorskekongehus) on Sep 18, 2019 at 11:59am PDT Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .