Royalty has been an obsession of the lower classes for as long as monarchy has existed. We peasants and low-born plebeians have squabbled and scrambled to get a glimpse at the shiny, ultra-rich lifestyles of the royal families for thousands of years. Traditionally, the royal families have kept to themselves, with no one really knowing what sort of things they get up to behind closed doors. But today is a day where social media reigns supreme, and not even the royals are impervious to having their lives invaded by the wonders of the Internet.
Indeed, some members of the royal family willingly give us a glimpse of their lavish lifestyle through their own personal social media accounts, while we wade in the bog of poverty. It has even become something of a trend for these blue bloods, especially among the younger members of these royal bloodlines. Instagram seems to be their social media platform of choice, and just like centuries past, their loyal subjects are obsessed with peeking into their diamond-studded lifestyles. The only difference is that instead of crowding around their golden palaces in order to poke their filthy and downtrodden noses into royal business as we once did, we do so today solely within the virtual world.
More and more young royal women are getting on Instagram to show us all just how rich they are. These young girls are now going completely viral, with the news writing stories about them and people mashing that "follow" button like never before, giving these blue blooded women thousands and thousands of loyal followers.
And indeed, the very definition of "royal" has been stretched in recent years. At the end of the day, the thing that makes you royal isn't your bloodline or ancestors, it's one thing: money. America has never had a royal family, but it does have a small collection of families that are rich beyond belief. These people might as well be royalty, considering how much wealth they have amassed and how much business they control within the country. Some of the families are even called "oil barons," and their companies referred to as "empires."
One of the girls who is taking Instagram by storm is Maria-Olympia. Her full title is "Princess Maria Olympia Of Greece." She's one of the famed "Miller cousins," 3 girls who have royal blood and are taking over Instagram. She's the eldest and only daughter of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece. She is also a member of the Danish Royal Family, on her father's side.
She already has over 97,000 followers on Instagram, and is the ripe young age of 20. Although she's Greek, the family relocated to London when she was very young, and she's spent most of her life there. She speaks no Greek, although she says she wishes she did. Recently, she has moved to New York City where she studies photography and lives in SoHo. She is good friends with Kyra Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy Jr. It was also rumored that she was once romantically involved with Prince Harry of the British Royal Family. She has a keen interest in fashion and is often spotted in the front row of high-profile fashion shows.
14 Talita Von Furstenberg
The second of the famed "Miller cousins" is Talita Von Furstenberg, who also has royal blood running through her veins. Her Instagram page (with 78.5k followers) is blowing up, because not only is she of royal descent, she's also a fashion model. That choice of career isn't much of a surprise when you find out who her parents are: Prince Egon von Fürstenberg and famed fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg. Her father is a member of the German aristocratic court. Her father is also related to the ultra-rich Italian Agnelli family, who own Ferrari and are heavily involved in the auto industry. She's only 17 years old, and is still in high school. She lives in Los Angeles, where she's enrolled in Brentwood School. She has been featured in Teen Vogue magazine, and she has also worked as an intern for the magazine. In addition to her interest in fashion, she's also a member of the school fencing team.
13 Rania Al Abdullah
Probably one of the prettiest royals that has ever lived, Rania Al Abdullah is very active on Instagram, where she has over 2.8 million followers. Unlike some of the other ladies on this list who have but a distant relation to royalty, this woman is a full-blown queen. Her full title is Queen Rania of Jordan, and she is a much loved monarch in her home country.
She married into royalty when she was wed to Abdullah bin al-Hussein, the king of Jordan. She was actually born in Kuwait, and went on to study at American University in Cairo, Egypt, where she received a degree in Business Administration. This woman is extremely well-respected in the international community, holding many titles and awards from countries all over the globe. This is a result of her huge involvement in charity, especially with young and impoverished girls around the world. She said in an interview with CNN that she respects a woman's choice to wear a hijab (head veil), as long as it is not compulsory to do so.
12 Kitty Spencer
Although her claim to royalty is distant at best, Kitty Spencer is definitely one of the hottest members of the English royal family. And her Instagram (with over 41.2k followers) just proves that fact.
Since she's very far from the limelight of the more prominent royal family, she's free to be as wild and as sexy as she likes on Instagram, even posting some very tempting nude photos. Her official title is "Lady Kitty Spencer," and she's the eldest daughter of the 9th Earl Of Spencer, Charles Spencer, and his wife Victoria Lockwood. She is the niece of the now deceased Princess Diana of Wales. She spent some time growing up in South Africa, where she stayed out of the media spotlight. She first appeared publicly in 2007 for a memorial service for Princess Diana. She's not married but is romantically involved with the Italian Count Niccolò Barattieri di San Pietro. She was once called one of the "most eligible girls in England."
11 Lianna Perdis
Although she has no royal blood, Lianna Perdis is the daughter and heir of a massive empire. Her father is Napoleon Perdis, founder of a massive company that sells cosmetic products and makeup. He started small, with one small store in Sydney, but now his brand is recognized all over the world, and he has appeared on reality TV shows like America's Next Top Model.
Lianna Perdis is set to inherit all that her father has built, but she's only 17 right now so that will have to wait many years in all probability. But she's already making a name for herself with her amazingly hot Instagram page. In addition, she's created her very own line of cosmetic products to rival her father. She has been described as a "saavy businesswoman" which is no small compliment for a girl of such tender years. There is no doubt that she will go on to be extremely successful in her future business endeavors.
10 Amanda Hearst
Amanda Hearst is an amazingly beautiful woman, something that she has used to become a major fashion model. But she's much more than just a pretty face - she's also the heir to the massive Hearst corporation. This corporation was set up by media mogul William Randolph Hearst, and the company includes the magazines Cosmopolitan and Esquire, as well as the television channel A&E, to name but a few. She is actually quite distantly related to William Randolph, as she's only his great-granddaughter, but one day, she could find herself in control of this massive media empire. She has a very active Instagram account, and it's what you might expect from a fashion model - absolutely gorgeous. There is no doubt that she has a very bright and wealthy future ahead of her.
9 Jetsun Pema
Jetsun Pema is one of the most beautiful members of any royal family in the world, and she looks like a real-life version of Disney's "Mulan." Her full title is Queen Jetsun Pema, and she's the queen consort of Bhutan. The literal translation of "queen consort" in Bhutanese is "Dragon Queen," and she certainly lives up to the name.
Although she doesn't have a personal Instagram account, a fan page has been made for her where all her most beautiful pictures can be found with over 40k followers. She is the wife of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Her mother is descended from the Bumthang Pangtey family, one of the oldest noble houses in Bhutan. Her royal duties take her all over the world, from Japan to China and many other nations. She is a huge fan of basketball, and was the captain on her high school team. She is definitely up there with Queen Raina as one of the most beautiful queens alive today.
8 Georgina Bloomberg
Georgina Bloomberg is one of the hottest girls on Instagram, and she's also going to inherit a massive fortune. That's because her father is Micheal Bloomberg, former New York City mayor and a businessman worth over 43 billion US dollars. He is the 6th richest man in the United States, and the 8th richest man in the world. He owns Bloomberg L.P., a company that offers global financial services, controls much of the world's media, and creates software used by banks and financial institutions all over the world. Georgina Bloomberg has become a professional equestrian, and is very successful in this sport. She is longtime friends with Ivanka Trump, who she appeared alongside in an HBO documentary called Born Rich, which focused on what it was like to be a billion dollar heiress. She is also an animal-rights activist.
7 Isabel Getty
The third and final of the "Miller cousins" is Isabel Getty. She's unlike the previous two of her cousins mentioned in this list, as she has no royal title or claim to a throne. But she's related to Talita Von Furstenberg and Maria-Olympia, so her royal blood is very much genuine. Their mothers are all sisters, Pia, Marie-Chantal, and Alexandra, and all of those Miller sisters except Isabel's mother married a prince. Isabel's mother married Christopher Getty, an oil tycoon, and although he is not royal, his wealth is on par with the royal families. America has no royal families, but if they did, the Getty family would be one of them.
Isabel Getty is 23 and lives in New York, studying at NYU. She seems a little more restrained than her cousins when it comes to social media, however, as both Maria-Olympia and Talia had some topless photos leaked from when they were in the Bahamas.
6 Kyra Kennedy
Like I said, America has no royal families, but if they did, the Kennedys would be one of the noblest houses in America. They have amassed enormous wealth, and for all intents and purposes they are among the ruling monarchs of the United States. Enter Kyra Kennedy. She is extremely active on Instagram, and often posts pictures of her and her friends partying with little to no clothing on.
She's now in her early 20s, and her online antics have gotten so bad that her father, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., has threatened to "ban" her from Instagram, forcing her to shut down her social media accounts for months in the past. Back in 2015, her father told her to "clean up" her Instagram, after she had posted a series of semi-nude pictures of a sexually suggestive nature. He banned her more recently after she cyber bullied a reporter who was writing stories about her. She often hangs out with the Miller cousins, Isabel, Talita and Maria-Olympia.
5 Ariana Rockefeller
Another woman who is of so-called "American Royalty" is Ariana Rockefeller. She is one of the heirs to the massive Rockefeller fortune, and she maintains an active Instagram account. She is the eldest daughter of David Rockefeller Jr, and she is reportedly very successful in pursuing her own interests, making a name for herself. She is one of the world's richest heirs.
The Rockefeller family is considered by many to be the most powerful bloodline in the country, and perhaps even the world. Although Ariana stands to inherit a huge fortune, that right was not always given in the Rockefeller family. Wives of the Rockefeller men were only given allowances, and were never allowed to have control of the family fortune. The total amount of their fortune is unknown, and is a closely guarded secret. The family controls Chase Manhattan Bank, as well as a huge amount of businesses in the United States.
4 Lana Scolaro
Lana Scolaro is one of two sisters who will inherit a massive empire when they come of age. She's also one of the "rich kids of Instagram," and she has no problem flaunting both her hot body and her insane wealth on the social media platform. She has over 23,000 followers on Instagram, and they all love her. But it seems Lana Scolaro is a little out of touch with reality, as she believes the average person her age has about $10,000 to spend each month... Her father is Francesco Scolaro, an entrepreneur that has made millions in the mining sector and in the leisure industry. Whether she actually has the knowledge or temperament to take over her father's business remains to be seen. All that's really known about this girl so far is that she's hot, rich, and in her own world of Ferrari's and diamonds.
3 Paris Hilton
Did you forget about Paris Hilton? She used to be a huge reality television star, and although she's gotten a little more low-key over the years, she definitely hasn't stopped updating her Instagram, and is one of the hottest and richest on this list. Paris Hilton is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. She began her career when she signed with Donald Trump's modeling agency. She then became a major reality television star with the release of The Simple Life, and released a book called Confessions Of An Heiress, which became a New York Times bestseller. Since her wilder days, she has become a disciplined businesswoman. She has released a fragrance line that has earned her a reported gross income of 1.5 billion dollars, and net sales of over 2.5 billion dollars. She has also released a fashion line. But don't let her new life fool you, she still gets pretty wild on Instagram.
2 Dorothy Wang
You may have seen this young heiress on Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills, and she's as hot as she is rich. Dorothy Wang is the daughter of billionaire Roger Wang, who is the chairman and former CEO of Golden Eagle International Group, a company that began in real estate in China, and has since branched out to control other industries such as fashion. He made the list of Forbes Magazine's 400 Richest Americans. His net worth is estimated at over 3.2 billion dollars. Dorothy Wang has over 950,000 followers on Instagram, and they were all added mostly after her appearance on Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills. She has ventured into business a little in recent years, making necklaces with hashtag charms such as "#rich," "#fabuluxe," and "#nofilter." Whether she actually gets control of the company after her father remains to be seen. She might just remain a reality television star.
1 Tamara Ecclestone
Okay, to be honest Tamara Ecclestone has no royal blood and isn't married to anyone who has it. But she's the daughter of one of the richest men in the world, so that makes her a princess of sorts. Because let's face it, in today's world the ultra-rich live like monarchs anyway. The only difference is that the ultra rich haven't been doing it for thousands of years in many cases. Tamara Ecclestone is seen as "England's Paris Hilton," and her father is billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, who owns Formula One racing. She was born in Milan and is a fashion model with a very active and incredibly hot Instagram page. She once presented the 2009 Formula One season with Sky Sports. She has previously posed for Playboy, and is one of the most beautiful rich girls alive today. The tabloids always follow her around, and she's constantly the center of gossip in England. She's 32 now and has one child with her husband Jay Rutland.