Meghan Markle made waves when she married Prince Harry, but she’s actually the latest in a long line of American women to marry into royalty. Although she might be the most famous American princess of this generation, there were others who were just as well-known to theirs. Meet 10 other American princesses from throughout the years. 10 things about Prince Charles that The Crown won’t tell you Wallis Simpson Born Bessie Wallis Warfield in Pennsylvania in 1896, she met Edward, then Prince of Wales, in the 1930s. He fell in love with the American socialite while she was still married to her second husband, Ernest Simpson. If that was not scandalous enough, Edward relinquished his crown for the woman he loved in 1936, when he realised he could not hold the title of king and be married to a divorcee. Once Edward abdicated, the couple were exiled from Britain, living mainly in Paris, France. They became known as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and stayed together for the rest of their lives. The Duke died in 1972 and Wallis in 1986. Fun fact: Their 14-room manse in Bois de Boulogne, Paris, was also the home of Charles de Gaulle before the Windsors. A later resident was Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed – once owner of Harrods. He renamed the home Villa Windsor. Grace Kelly Arguably the most well-known of American princesses, Grace Kelly was at the height of her acting career when she met Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1955, during filming for To Catch a Thief on the French Riviera. Born Grace Patricia Kelly on November 12, 1929, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the actress made her Hollywood debut in 1951 in Fourteen Hours but she became a star after appearing in High Noon alongside Gary Cooper. She was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar in 1953 for for Mogambo and won best actress the following year for The Country Girl . Her most famous films were the string of Alfred’s Hitchcock’s suspense classics Dial M for Murder , Rear Window (both 1854) and finally To Catch a Thief . Kelly married her prince in 1956 and never went back to her acting career. Princess Grace and Prince Rainier had three children, Caroline, Albert and Stephanie. She was a popular princess which helped to revitalise the principality to the hotspot it is today. Princess Grace died in September 1982 suffering a stroke during a drive home. Fun fact: She was already engaged to the prince when she filmed her final film High Society alongside Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. She wore her actual engagement ring – a 10.5-carat, emerald-cut diamond ring – on screen as her character Tracy Lord’s engagement ring. Lisa Halaby You may know her as Queen Noor of Jordan, who married King Hussein of Jordan in 1978, becoming his fourth and final wife. Born in Washington in 1951, her family were Christian Arab-American, and her father was the CEO of Pan American World Airways. He also headed the Federal Aviation Administration. King Hussein and Queen Noor al-Hussein had four children, and the queen has been involved in philanthropic activities since the death of her husband in 1999. Fun fact: The queen doesn’t actually spend all her time in Jordan, but divides her time between Washington, Jordan and her current country of residence, the United Kingdom. Royal rebels: the princesses who decided not to play by the rules Caroline Lee Bouvier Also known as Princess Caroline Lee Radziwill, Caroline Lee Bouvier was the younger sister of former first lady of the United States, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis , and was a socialite, public relations executive and interior decorator. Born in New York City in 1933, she was married three times, and her second husband was Prince Stanislaw Albrecht Radziwill of Poland. She became Her Serene Highness Princess Caroline Radziwill upon her marriage. The couple had two children before getting divorced in 1974. She died in February 2019. Fun fact: She once unsuccessfully attempted to be an actress, starring in the 1967 production of The Philadelphia Story as spoiled heiress Tracy Lord – the same role Grace Kelly had played in High Society . Rita Hayworth Top 1940s movie star Rita Hayworth married Prince Aly Khan in 1949 after meeting the year before in Cannes. Because she was still married to her second husband Orson Welles when she first started to date the prince, a backlash and boycott of her films by disapproving fans ensued. The couple had a daughter, Yasmin Aga Khan, but the actress ultimately struggled to fit in with the prince’s lifestyle, and they eventually divorced in 1953. She died in 1987. Fun fact: Hayworth was the first American actress to ever marry a prince. Sarah Butler Born in 1972 in Houston, Texas, Sarah Butler became Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan when she married Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al Hussein in 2000. Princess Sarah is a global health advocate focusing on maternal and new-born health and has worked in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations. The prince was also the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 2014 to 2018. The couple have three children. Fun fact: Her husband is also a claimant to the throne of Iraq as a descendant of King Faisal II. Kelly Rondestvedt Born in 1975 in Pensacola, Florida, Kelly Rondestvedt’s family moved to California where she went to high school and then the University of California. She was an investment banker when she met her prince at a restaurant in New York in 2007. He is the Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha – a defunct ducal throne – and she is known as Kelly, Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess of Saxony. They were married at Callenberg Castle in Coburg, Germany in 2009. The couple have three children. Fun fact: Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, was also a Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Cursed gems: the world’s most expensive jewels rumoured to bring bad luck Kendra Spears Also known as Princess Salwa Aga Khan, Kendra Spears is a fashion model who was born in 1988 in Seattle. In 2013, Spears married Prince Rahim Aga Khan, son of Aga Khan IV. They married at the Château de Bellerive in Geneva, the former home of the prince’s relative Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. The couple have two children. Fun fact: Spears debuted as a model at New York Fashion Week in 2008, going on to walk for Gucci, Christian Lacroix, Lanvin, Hermès and Valentino. Ariana Austin Born in 1984 in Washington DC, Ariana Austin is now known as Princess Ariana Austin Makonnen of Ethiopia. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degreee in English literature from Fisk University and is a writer, arts manager and philanthropist. She married Prince Joel Dawit Makonnen, the great grandson of Haile Selassie I, the last emperor of Ethiopia until 1974. The couple met at Pearl nightclub in Washington in 2005. They got engaged in 2014 and married in 2017 in Maryland. Their wedding festivities lasted five days, during which time they were crowned. Fun fact: Austin’s maternal grandfather was Lord Mayor of Georgetown, Guyana. Hope Cooke Also known as Gyalmo (Queen in Tibetan) of Sikkim, Hope Cooke was born in San Francisco in 1940 to an Irish-American family. Her father was a flight instructor and her mother an amateur pilot. In 1963, Cooke married the Crown Prince of Sikkim, a small state in India which borders Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal. They met while she was on a summer holiday in Darjeeling, India. Palden Thondup Namgyal was a widower with three children at the time. They married in a Buddhist ceremony overseen by 14 lamas. The Prince was crowned monarch in 1965, he was deposed in 1975, and by 1980 their marriage crumbled, resulting in divorce. Cooke brought up her two children and stepdaughter in New York, after the prince died in 1982. Fun fact: She has since worked as a writer, historian and lecturer and has contributed to various magazines and books. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .