From left, Meghan Markle, Charlene Wittstock and Kate Middleton are just three “commoners” who married into royalty. Photo: Bang Showbiz
From left, Meghan Markle, Charlene Wittstock and Kate Middleton are just three “commoners” who married into royalty. Photo: Bang Showbiz

10 ‘commoners’ who wed royals: Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and 8 other princesses who once were actresses, journalists and even reality TV contestants

  • Hollywood actress Grace Kelly wed Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in 1956 while their son, Prince Albert II, married Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock in 2011
  • Silvia Sommerlath was a hostess at the 1972 Olympics but four years later became queen of Sweden after marrying Prince Carl Gustaf

From left, Meghan Markle, Charlene Wittstock and Kate Middleton are just three “commoners” who married into royalty. Photo: Bang Showbiz
From left, Meghan Markle, Charlene Wittstock and Kate Middleton are just three “commoners” who married into royalty. Photo: Bang Showbiz
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