18 Real Life Princesses You Should Know About

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FeaturedPrincessWe’ve all seen the Disney movies where the girl meets the boy who just happens to be a member of a royal family, and the rest is history. But, stories like this happen in real life all the time! Though not every little girl can grow up to be a princess, some are lucky enough to do so! We put together a list of eighteen real life princesses with impressive stories and careers so that you can learn a bit about what royalty is REALLY like!

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#18 Princess Madeline

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001--18-princess-madeline-307319Princess Madeline of Sweden was born into the Swedish Royal Family in the House of Bernadotte. She owns several horses and is an accomplished equestrian, with several international awards under her belt. In 2009, she was engaged to Jacob Bornstein, though their wedding was later called off. She now lives in New York with her financier boyfriend.

Another equestrian princess is on slide six!

#17 Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana

002--17-princess-sirivannavari-nariratana-307353Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand is arguably the most adored member of the Thai Royal Family. She is the daughter of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, a fashion designer, and has been a professional Badminton player for several years. She even won a gold medal during the 2006 SouthEast Asian Games! This next princess breaks the mold with her athletic skills!

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#16 Princess Alexandra

003--16-princess-alexandra-307388Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg  Grand Duke Henri and Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista-Falla. She is their fourth child. She’s highly athletic and plays sports like tennis, skiing (in water and snow), and dancing. She’s also very gifted with languages- she speaks Luxembourgish, English, French and Spanish fluently and has a basic knowledge of German and Italian.

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Another brilliant princess is on slide 11!

#15 Queen Noor

004--15-queen-noor-308032Though she’s not technically a princess, Queen Noor of Jordan is the only American-born royalty on our list! She was born in Washington, D.C. in 1951 as Lisa Najeeb Halaby, but married the late King Hussein of Jordan in 1978. Though he is deceased now, she still lives in Jordan and is involved with the ruling of the country!

#14 Crown Princess Mette-Marit

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005--14-crown-princess-mette-marit-308201Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway, was a single mother with four children and a waitressing job when she married into the royal family of her small Scandanavian country. Reportedly, the father of her children is a convicted drug dealer! Still, she is a stellar princess who stays busy with both official duties and charity work.

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