Meghan Markle is on the brink of becoming royalty; it’s basically what every girl dreams about as a child — becoming a real princess. It was even Blair Waldorf's dream in Gossip Girl, to land herself a prince — she did and it turned out that it wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It’s always surprising to us when a regular girl becomes a princess because royals usually have to marry royals. We grew up with fairytales where kings and queens bartered over who would be lucky enough to marry the princes of the land and it was never a commoner, that is until Cinderella showed up.
Megan Markle is our era’s Cinderella, though she didn’t come from such humble beginnings. Markle is gorgeous, there's not doubt about it, and she will make a beautiful princess, but she’s not the only hottie on the royal block.
You might be surprised to find out how many royal families there are in the world, many of which have some pretty hot royal ladies. Some were made princesses by birth while others were lucky enough to marry into a royal family. The world of a princess includes wealth and luxury, a true dream come true. With these royal women, you will find elegance, grace, and exceptional beauty. They have their own talents in the royal family that are far superior to their good looks. Check out these 15 photos of royal babes that give Meghan Markle a run for her money.
15 Princess Victoria Of Sweden
In 2010, Forbes ranked Princess Victoria as one of the “World’s Hottest Young Royals.” That’s nothing to sneeze at. She was considered to be the Crown Princess of Sweden when she married Prince Daniel, the Duke of Västergötland. The two make a great looking couple together and Princess Victoria is always full of elegance and grace. She was born July 14, 1977, and she is known as one of the most beautiful women in the world, especially within her group of royals and princesses. She and her husband Daniel are considered to be a power couple in Europe, something they take a lot of pride in. Princess Victoria has years of experience as a princess and could easily offer advice to a young Markle who may have no idea what she’s about to get into.
14 Princess Tatiana Of Greece
Had Princess Tatiana not been a princess, she probably could have been a supermodel. She certainly has the body for it and her features are striking. She even has a strong resemblance to Giselle — like we said, she could have easily been a supermodel. She is considered to be international foxy among her peers and it may be because of her elegance and the fact that she is known for her punctuality. She may have been born in Venezuela, but she was raised in Switzerland and has a bit of Russian Jewish blood in her. We love the combination and we hear she has a fiery side to her as well. She is considered to be a highly intelligent female, so the combination of brains and beauty is hard to pass up. She’s not out for huge followers on Instagram; in fact, she only picks a select few.
13 Princess Haya Of Jordan
These days, Princess Haya of Jordan would be considered one of the older princesses on the list, but we have to say that she is aging wonderfully. She is the daughter of Lt. King Hussein I of Jordan and she married Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai. She’s known for her fashion choices because she has a keen eye. She has achieved a lot during her royal years and is considered to be one of the most accomplished royals around. Not only is she absolutely gorgeous, but she’s smart and generous. She is known as a sportswoman, so she is quite well rounded. Her father calls her "Her Royal Highness Princess Haya of Jordan," a term that has stuck wherever she goes.
12 Princess Sofia Of Sweden
Princess Sofia is another princess that could easily have been a supermodel. She is thin and beautiful and it certainly helps that she carries herself with all the elegance in the world. These girls are bred to be classy and elegant. She is married to Prince Carl Philip and they share two children. The couple has been seen out a few times for their regular date nights because even royals need a little couple time away from the children. A fun fact, if you didn’t catch their wedding, Prince Carl did a fist pump in the air after he kissed his bride for the first time as man and wife. Now, you don’t get much sweeter than that.
11 Princess Charlene Of Monaco
We’re impressed by the fact that Princess Charlene of Monaco looks a little buff in her swimsuit photo. She certainly takes very good care of herself and is quite the swimmer. You might be surprised to know that Princess Charlene used to be an Olympic swimmer. Now that explains why she looks so buff all the time; she’s truly a hottie in the royal world. She has maintained her toned and athletic body over the years which men all over the world have appreciated. She is married to Prince Albert II and she is known to be one of the most beautiful and stylish princesses in the world. Her fashion choices aren’t surprising considering she started promoting Spanish fashion after her marriage.
10 Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
We couldn’t do a hot royal list without having Kate Middleton in the mix. After all, she is a true hottie and Markle will be marrying into that direct family line. Middleton is one of the few royals where we can find a totally hot photo of her because most royals who are born into it are trained not to go out in public without looking like they are on the top of their game. There has been a lot of scandals revolving around Middleton because she was just a regular girl before she became royal. She was once photographed topless while on vacation and it just goes to show how you have to be aware that someone is always watching the royal family. All and all though Middleton seems to be a good choice for the royal family and hopefully Markle will step in and make the royal family proud as well.
9 Queen Rania Of Jordan
This is one princess who made her way to queen. That is a rarity in the royal world because it is never guaranteed that just because you become a princess that you will ever be queen. Queen Rania is one queen that appears to be ageless. In 2011, she was listed as one of the most beautiful “first ladies” in the world by Harpers and Queen magazine. She is married to King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein and they have four children together. This queen is no slouch either, she is considered to be a progressive queen and has her hand in advocacy work that includes, health, education, youth, community empowerment, micro-finance, and cross-cultural dialogue, just to name a few. Her daughters look like they are more like her twins than her daughters and we can see why she is considered to be one of the most beautiful royals in the world.
8 Princess Ameerah al-Taweel Of Saudi Arabia
Princess Ameerah al-Taweell is stunning, to say the least. If anyone could become a Disney princess, than it’s certainly her. Doesn’t she look exactly like Princess Jasmine? Her striking eyes and that long hair are just to die for; this woman is gorgeous. She’s not only stunning, but she would certainly be put on someone’s hot list. She is one princess that wants to change the way that women are seen in Saudi Arabia. She wants women to be able to contribute fully to their society and she would love to be able to drive in the very streets of her country. The country is certainly far behind in the women’s movements compared to the United States and hopefully, Princess Ameerah al-Taweell can help change that. “People take their voices to the streets when they are not heard by their governments. If we want stability in the region, we must build institutions of civil society so people can channel their demands through these institutions. If we want prosperity in the region we must invest in young people through encouraging enterprise.”
7 Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano Queen of Spain
Queen Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano is quite possibly one of the foxiest women on the list and could give Markle a run for her money. Not only is she polished but this girl has the beauty of a supermodel. Being the Queen of Spain, she is married to King Felipe VI. She is another woman who was not born into royalty. Prior to meeting King Felipe, she worked as a journalist and a news anchor. It’s always surprising to us how normal people come into contact with royalty and then end up being a queen. She was one of the anchors that helped report stories such as the 9/11 attack, the Iraqi war, and the oil leakage when the Prestige tanker sunk in Spain. She is not opposed to dressing foxy either; she has been known to sport hot pink dresses when she is in the mood.
6 Princess Charlotte Casiraghi Of Monaco
Princess Charlotte is one of the most breathtaking princesses around. She is top-model material for sure and she has a strong resemblance to Angelina Jolie, probably because of her pout. She’s the kind of princess that doesn’t dress like a princess; she is often seen in rocker shirts and bikinis. She is considered to be one of the most fashionable royals in the world and that’s because she dabbles in modelling, contracted with names such as Gucci. She was their first official face for their beauty line and we can certainly see why. She’s elegant and smoking hot, the perfect package. She has been on the cover of Vogue Paris in 2011 and she happens to be an accomplished equestrian and dabbles in journalism. This royal is still on the market and was named one of the most eligible young women when she was only 16. She's also 9th in line for the throne in Spain.
5 Princess Madeleine Of Sweden
Princess Madeleine is quite stunning; we could totally see her on the pageant circuit with those perfect features and that long blonde hair. This Swedish beauty is definitely on the list as one of the hottest royals in the world. She was born into royalty and you can see that she has all the elegance and grace that she needs to be a princess. Not only is she a princess, but she’s the Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland. She is also an equestrian like Princess Charlotte and owns many horses of her own. Forbes listed her as one of “The 20 Hottest Young Royals” in 2008. PopCrunch also gave her a shout out for her beauty in 2010 when they listed her as number three on the “10 Hottest Young Royals of 2010.” She’s definitely appreciated for her beauty around the world that’s for sure.
4 Princess Alexandra Of Luxembourg
Princess Alexandra has the fresh-faced beauty of the girl next door. She was born into royalty in 1991, so she’s still fairly young in the royal world. She is considered to be a stylish princess, but it appears as if she is getting styling advice from Kate Middleton. Her clothing seems to adopt the same style choices which certainly won’t hurt her. Although she is from Luxembourg, she chose to go to university in the United States, attending the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Her whole family is known for their love of dancing, tennis, swimming, and skiing. Sounds like a very fun and active family. She is more into politics, but we wouldn’t say she is overly active in them.
3 Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
Crown Princess Mette-Marit was the most unlikely person to ever become a princess. Not only was she considered to be a commoner, but she was also a single mother with a most disadvantaged past. Many people believed that she didn’t belong in the royal family. She faced a lot of controversies when she got engaged to Crown Prince Haakon in 2000. She didn’t let that bother her, however, and in 2001, she became the Crown Princess of Norway. Hers is truly a Cinderella story and it just goes to show that you can change your stars if you really believe in it. She is a strong humanitarian which isn’t surprising considering her background. She is involved with projects of the arts and makes sure that she has a hand in everything.
2 Princess Lalla Salma Of Morocco
Princess Lalla Salma turns 40 this year as she has never looked better. The redheaded beauty doesn’t seem to age and she’s as elegant as a princess ever was. She is the only princess of her family and her mother died when she was only 3, so she’s been raised largely in part by her grandmother. When it came time for her to be educated, she found that she had a love for engineering which means she’s one smart cookie. After university, she decided to spend some time in the field with the ONA Group, a company that is known for work in industrial and financial services. She went on to marry a king whom she met at a private party. King Mohammed VI took her as his bride. She become the first royal wife to be given a royal title and be publicly acknowledged by a Moroccan rule. The wives are usually kept private, so he must have been very proud to marry her.
1 Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Of Thailand
Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana has quite the name, but she is also quite the beauty. She’s gorgeous and she has a nice body, something that she uses in modelling. She is still fairly young herself and has a strong passion for fashion. Her passions for fashion led to her becoming a fashion designer which explains a lot of the modelling poses. Her clothes have been part of Fashion Week in both Bangkok and Paris. She is still on the market and hasn’t married yet. She is the daughter of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. She is a sports lover and is a professional badminton player. In 2006, she took home a gold medal in the Southeast Asian games. She sounds like one busy girl and we love that she’s into both sports and fashion, she’s a well-rounded girl and is a great catch.