11 American Women Who Became Princesses

Meghan Markle is the latest in a long line of American girls who've captivated a foreign royal.


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are now officially engaged, and Markle is set to be the newest member of a very elite group: American women who married into royalty.

While we might not have an official American royal family (the dynastic legacies of the Kennedys, Bushes, Clintons, and Obamas notwithstanding), many beautiful, poised American girls have caught the eye of dashing foreign princes over the years.

We take a look back at American women who have married royalty and become princesses—and even, in some cases, queens.

This story first appeared on ELLE.com.

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