Here are the top 10 princesses in the world today who have us thoroughly under their spell. A special mention goes to the most glorious princess of all times, Diana. If she been alive, she would have undoubtedly topped any list that she was part of.
Here is the list of top 10 princesses in the world today:
10. Jetsun Pema, Princess of Bhutan
Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck is the Queen consort of Bhutan, as the wife of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. This beautiful oriental princess is the youngest on the list. She was born in Thimphu on 4 June 1990, in the Thimphu Hospital. Her father is Dhondup Gyaltshen from Trashigang and the half-brother of the sister-queens of the Second King Jigme Wangchuck, Ashi Phuntsho Choden and Ashi Pema Dechan. She got married on 13 October 2011, at Punakha Dzong.
9. Keisha Omilana, Princess of Nigeria
Keisha Omilana, a fashion designer and model who is known as the ‘Pantene Girl,’ she is the first African American woman to be featured in three consecutive commercials. Originally from Inglewood, California, she earned her fashion degree in Chicago and soon began a successful career as a fashion model. She married to Nigerian born Prince Kunle Omilana, who is the CEO and founder of Wonderful TV which has become a powerful voice in the Christian TV industry reaching over 100 million homes.
8. Tatiana, Princess of Greece and Denmark
Princess Tatiana was born Tatiana Blatnick in Venezuela to Ladislav Blatnick and Marie Blanche Bierlein. Though she is a descendent of Prince Elector William II of Hesse, she had a very un-royal upbringing and worked as an event planner and publicity personnel for the fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg. She met prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark during the course of her work and they were in a long term relationship before tying the knot in 2010. Since then, she has resigned from her job and concentrates on her various charities and royal engagements.
7. Zara Philips, England
Zara Anne Elizabeth Tindall, commonly known as Zara Phillips is the second child and only daughter of Anne, Princess Royal and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips. She is 14th in the line of succession to the 16 thrones of the Commonwealth realms. She is married to former England rugby union player Mike Tindall, but is better known by her maiden name which she uses for informal public occasions. Zara is listed as “Mrs Michael Tindall” in the line of succession.
6. Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
Born as Victoria Ingrid Alice on 14 July 1977 in the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Sweden. She is the oldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and German-born Queen Silvia. She is a member of the Royal House of Bernadotte. Born as a Princess of Sweden, she was designated Crown Princess in 1979 ahead of her younger brother. Her first place in succession formally went into effect on 1 January 1980 with the parliamentary change to the Act of Succession that introduced absolute primogeniture. She is one of the only two heiresses apparent in the world (the other being her goddaughter, Princess of Orange, Catharina-Amalia) and is usually styled HRH The Crown Princess.
5. Madeleine, Princess of Sweden
The exquisitely beautiful Princess Madeleine is the younger sister of Princess Victoria, the crown princess of Sweden. She herself is styled as the Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland and is fourth in line to the throne. She is an accomplished equestrian and owns several prized horses. Madeleine also enjoys skiing, dance, theatre and art. She has endowed a charity in her name, which encourages and awards young people in the field of horse riding. She is also intensely involved in charity work, especially in the field of supporting child rights.
Madeleine lives and works in New York in her mother’s charity World Childhood Foundation. She is married to businessman Christopher O Neill.
4. Letizia, Princess of Asturias
Letizia is the wife of Felipe, Prince of the Asturias and heir to the Spanish throne. She was an extremely successful journalist before her marriage and royal ascension and has covered many high profile events and landmark events of history. Born to middle class parents on 15 September 1972, Letizia proudly claims to have no royal blood. Most of her ancestors hailed from working class backgrounds and she is proud to be associated of them. She has a master’s degree in audio visual journalism. She has reported for events like the Presidential election in Washington DC, Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War and the sinking of the Prestige tanker in northern Spain. In May 2004, she married Felipe and subsequently gave birth to two girls.
3. Charlene, Princess of Monaco
Born as Charlene Lynette Wittstock on 25 January 1978 in Bulawayo, Rhodesia( Zimbabwe). Charlene is the wife of Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and a former South African Olympic swimmer. She met Prince Albert in 2000 at a swimming event in Monaco. They were first seen together in 2006, and she has accompanied the prince on many of his official duties since then. They announced their engagement in June 2010, and were married on 1 July 2011.
2. Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
Born as Mary Elizabeth Donaldson on 5 February 1972 in Hobart, Australia. Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, is the wife of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark. Frederik is the heir apparent to the throne of Denmark, which means that at the time Frederik inherits the throne, Mary will automatically become Queen consort of Denmark. The couple met at the Slip Inn, a pub in Sydney, when the prince was visiting Australia during the 2000 Summer Olympics. They married on 14 May 2004 in Copenhagen Cathedral, in Copenhagen.
1. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Catherine Elizabeth “Kate” Middleton, born 9 January 1982, became HRH the Duchess of Cambridge when she married Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. The Duke of Cambridge is second in line to the thrones, after his father, of the 16 Commonwealth realms; and the Duchess is expected to eventually become queen consort. Catherine became prominent for her fashion style and has been placed on numerous “best dressed celebs” lists. She was number one on Vanity Fair’s annual Best Dressed lists in 2010, 2011 and in 2012 also its cover star. She was awarded the accolade of ‘Best Celebrity Smile‘ in May 2012 after placing first in a poll by Bupa.