Most children have grown up watching classic Disney movies. They often consist of a charming prince, empathetic underdog, evil witch, and a beautiful princess. There isn’t a person in the world who hasn’t fallen in love with a Disney princess at one point in their life. Unfortunately, they’re fictional characters that exist in a magical world. However, there are some real-life princesses that actually exist in our less magical world.
Women aren’t the only ones that dream of being swept off their feet by Prince Charming. Men can be swept of their feet, too. Every man has dreamt of the day they finally meet their princess. The chance of them getting to marry actual royalty is pretty slim. Well, that’s unless you happen to be a Prince. They really do get to end up with their Princess. The world famous Princesses on this list are known for their beauty, elegance, and intelligence. They range from women born into royalty to ordinary women that fell in love with their Prince. They gain more attention than any celebrity in the world. Once they become a Princess, they’ll likely never be featured in a steamy photoshoot. However, they have twice as many paparazzi following them around hoping to catch an embarrassing moment or a red-hot pic. Either way, the pic is going to be worth millions of dollars. Here is a look at 15 Paparazzi Pics of Real-life Princesses We Can’t Look Away From.
15 Princess Tatiana Of Greece And Denmark
Princess Tatiana could easily be mistaken for a Disney Princess. Luckily for her husband, she’s very real. She is married to Prince Nikolaos and is the Princess of Greece and Denmark. They dated for several years before becoming engaged in 2009. She was working for fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg until 2010, when she quit to focus on her then upcoming wedding. Obviously, her wedding was a grand affair, and if this pic is any indication, then she was certainly the most beautiful princess bride. She is often flanked by a group of photographers trying to snap her latest pic. It’s easy to see why she is one of the paparazzi’s favorite targets. She is actively involved with several charities and humanitarian work. In 2016, she co-wrote A Taste of Greece: Recipes, Cuisine, & Culture. As evidenced by this pic, Princess Tatiana could be mistaken for a glamorous runway model.
14 Mary, Crown Princess Of Denmark
It’s easy to see why paparazzi are fighting to take a pic of Princess Mary. It’s even easier to see why Frederik, the crown Prince of Denmark, would fall so madly in love with her. In 2000, Mary met Frederik at the Slip Inn during the Sydney Olympics. She was unaware that he was a prince until after their meeting. They carried on a long-distance relationship before finally marrying in May of 2004. Their relationship and marriage have garnered a great deal of media attention throughout Europe and Australia. It was portrayed as a fairytale romance between a prince and a commoner. However, in these images, she certainly doesn’t look like a commoner. Frederik is next in line to become the King of Denmark. This means that Mary will most likely become the Queen of Denmark. If she thought she had lots of paparazzi following her before, just wait until she becomes Queen.
13 Charlene, Princess Of Monaco
Apparently, there is never a time in the day that Princess Charlene doesn’t look stunning and gorgeous. She has clearly made the paparazzi very wealthy people. Charlene is the Princess of Monaco and wife of Prince Albert. She is a former Olympic swimmer and was very dedicated to the sport. She has competed in the All-Africa Games, Commonwealth Games, and FINA Short Course World Championships. In 2000, she was a member of the South African team at the Sydney Olympics. Her team finished 5th place in the 4 x 100 medley relay race. However, her true destiny was to one day become a Princess. She met Albert in 2000 at a swimming meet. They married on July 1, 2011 in an epic wedding and some of the guests included members of the International Olympic Committee. Any time she enters a room, photographers drop what they’re doing to snap a pic of her.
12 Princess Ameerah Al Taweel
In 2008, Ameerah Al Taweel married Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. The paparazzi quickly took notice of Princess Ameerah and she became one of their favorite subjects. She met the Prince when she was 18 and he was 28 years old. She was interviewing him for her school newspaper. She is the vice-chairperson and head of the executive committee for Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation and Alwaleed Philanthropies. She spearheaded the relief effort in Somalia and Pakistan. She helps to promote and improve the image of Saudi women. She is very outspoken when it comes to women’s empowerment and equality. She’s appeared on CNN International, NPR, and NBC’s Today expressing her views. The Prince’s brother, Prince Khalid, demanded that Alwaleed control his wife’s media appearances. This resulted in Princess Ameerah divorcing Prince Alwaleed. Despite the divorce, the Prince has nothing but kind words for his ex. That means that the stunning princess in this pic is single.
11 Diana, Princess Of Wales
There was a time when the paparazzi only cared about Princess Diana. Hoards of photographers would follow her around and gave her no privacy. In July of 1981, Diana married Prince Charles, who is the next in line to be King of England. She was the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry. She set the standard for all the other princesses. She was known for her tireless humanitarian and charity work all over the world. In the 90’s, Diana and Charles had marital problems that resulted in a bitter divorce. She remained at the center of the spotlight even after the marriage was over. In 1997, she died tragically in a car accident in Paris. However, her legacy and large presence lives on. This image explains why so many people fell in the love with Princess Diana. She was often praised for her remarkable beauty and charisma. She truly was the People’s Princess.
10 Victoria, Crown Princess Of Sweden
Princess Victoria often travels around the world proudly representing the country of Sweden. Photographers will travel to every destination with her in hopes of snapping that million-dollar pic. Victoria is the Crown Princess of Sweden and the eldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf. As the eldest, she’ll likely ascend to the throne and become the Queen of Sweden. She will be Sweden’s fourth queen regnant and the first since 1720. She’s not just a pretty face that tours the world waving. She attends information councils with Government officials and the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs too. In 2002, she wrote Victoria, Victoria, which dealt with her past struggles with anorexia and how she overcame them. In 2010, she married personal trainer and gym owner Daniel Westling in a grand event. This pic proves he’s one lucky guy and gives hope to men all over the world that they too can land their princess.
9 Queen Rania Of Jordan
In 1993, Rania Al-Yassin married the then Prince of Jordan, Abdullah. From June of 1993 to March of 1999, she was the Princess of Jordan. She immediately became a target for paparazzi. Abdullah ascended to the throne in 1999 making her the Queen of Jordan. She is heavily involved with UNICEF and sits on the Honorary Global Chair of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative. She also uses her statues and influence to correct any misunderstandings in the West about the Arab world. She has a very large online presence and uses social media as a way to spread her message. She currently has over 8 million followers on Twitter. Additionally, she wrote several children’s books, including The King’s Gift, Eternal Beauty, and The Sandwich Swap. It’s clear from the image that photographers try to take as many pics of her as possible. It’s easy to mistake her for a supermodel as she struts her stuff.
8 Princess Sofia, Duchess Of Värmland
Sweden has so many beautiful princesses that they should probably get their own list. In 2015, Sofia Hellqvist married Prince Carl Phillip, the younger brother of future Queen of Sweden Victoria. Philip is fourth in line to ascend to the throne so there is a good chance that Sofia will be a princess forever but she might be okay with that. She is somewhat of a controversial figure in the Swedish Royal family because of her past. She first gained attention as a glamour model and appeared in several men’s magazines semi-nude. She also appeared on the reality series Paradise Hotel. While in Las Vegas for the series, she kissed adult star Jenna Jameson. This was all before she even met the Prince but was brought up once they went public with their relationship. As evident in the image, Princess Sofia never disappoints the paparazzi and always delivers an outstanding pic, even when she’s completely unaware she’s being photographed.
7 Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle isn’t an official Princess yet but she soon will be. In November of 2017, the entire world flipped out when Markle and Prince Harry announced their engagement. They’ll be wed in May of 2018, so for now, it’s like she’s a Princess-elect. Prior to becoming a future Princess, she made a name for herself as a world-famous actress. She is best known for her role as Rachel Zane for seven seasons on the popular series Suits. Additionally, she appeared in the films Remember Me and Horrible Bosses. Even before she was dating Harry, she had photographers pushing each other out of the way to snap a pic of her. Now they wait around corners hoping to take a pic of future royalty. In this image, Megan shows off her stunning legs and looks gorgeous with little effort, which reminds everyone how lucky Harry is. She’ll certainly make a beautiful Princess one day.
6 Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is one of the most famous princesses of all time. It helps that she is a member of the British Royal Family, which is one of the most prominent royal families in the world. In 2011, she married Prince William and together they have two children with a third on the way. She has made an immediate impact and is widely regarded as a fashion icon and trendsetter. She has had such a huge impact on American and British fashion that it's been dubbed the “Kate Middleton Effect.” Kate and William have asked the paparazzi to respect their privacy. Regardless, photographers are obsessed with the Duchess. Most British papers refrain from publishing anything that crosses the line. However, they still manage to snap stunning pics of the Princess. As always, she steals the spotlight in this yellow dress. Prince William will likely be the King someday, which means that the beautiful Princess will become the Queen of England.
5 Princess Keisha Omilana Of Nigeria
Princess Keisha Omilana is still a stunning model that is always ready to strike a pose. She is the Princess of Nigeria and is married to Prince Adekunle Omilana. Princess Keisha has paparazzi obsessing over taking her pic but she’s kind of used to it. Initially, she worked as a model and worked for various brands, including Cover Girl, Maybelline, and L’Oreal. She is best known for her work with Pantene and was dubbed “The Pantene Girl.” She was on her way to a modelling gig in New York when she met Prince Adekunkle. She didn’t know he was a prince. She launched A Crown for Curls Workshop that helps educate curly-haired people on how to manage their hair. Along with the Prince, she helped launch Wonderful Media, which specializes in fashion, beauty, and television.
4 Queen Jetsun Pema Of Bhutan
Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan is one of the most well-known royal figures in the world. She is known as Druk Gyaltsuen, which literally translates to Dragon Queen. In October of 2011, she married King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Like many princesses and queens, her life seems like a fairytale as she went from student to Queen pretty fast. In fact, she skipped over the whole Princess phase and went right to Queen. However, she comes from one of the oldest noble families and has past ties to the Bhutan Royal family. In her younger days, she was a standout basketball star and team captain during her school years. She now accompanies the King around the world and focuses on her many causes. Despite Bhutan allowing polygamy, the King has promised he’ll only take one wife. He was probably very happy with that decision after seeing this beautiful paparazzi pic.
3 Queen Letizia Of Spain
The paparazzi have a new favorite target with Letizia, who is a member of the Spanish Royal family. This stunning pic is enough for the photographer who snapped it to retire. On May 22, 2004, Letizia Ortiz married Prince Felipe VI, thus becoming Princess of Spain. Prior to her marriage, she was a successful news anchor and journalist. She broadcast live from Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks, filed reports during the Iraq War, and covered the sinking of an oil tanker that caused an ecological disaster. She was briefly married from 1998 to 1999 but it clearly didn’t work out. On June 19, 2014, Felipe ascended to the throne and became the King of Spain, which makes Letizia the Queen of Spain. Queen Letizia often accompanies her husband on state visits all over the world, such as Panama, Denmark, and the United States. Wherever they travel to, they’re often followed by paparazzi.
2 Princess Madeleine Of Sweden
Princess Madeleine of Sweden is the younger sister of Princess Victoria, the future Queen of Sweden. As a member of the Swedish Royal Family, she has many duties. She doesn’t just donate to charity but gets actively involved with charitable foundations. She interned at UNICEF in New York and later worked for Child Protective Services. She also works with the World Childhood Foundation and helped launch the ThankYou campaign to bring awareness to their cause. Additionally, she is an equestrian enthusiast and, at one time, competed under the name “Anna Svensson.” In 2013, she married financier Christopher O’Neill, who chose to remain untitled. That’s a pretty good indication of how he feels about his Princess. It’s obvious from this pic that Madeleine could have had a great career as a world famous supermodel.
1 Kate Middleton And Megan Markle
It is a well-known fact that the paparazzi are obsessed with Kate Middleton. It’s becoming clear that Megan Markle will also become one of their targets. Put the two Princesses together and photographers will be losing their minds. The British Royal family often garners the most attention out of all the royal families. In particular, the media is often fixated on the lives of the princesses of the family. Princess Kate and soon-to-be Princess Megan often get more attention than their respective husbands. In fact, Kate is one of the most well-known princesses and Megan will certainly be as well. In these pics, they make jaws drop and draw in all the attention. If these two are ever out on the town, it’ll be a guarantee that hoards and hoards of photographers will be following them. These pics are a good example of why they’re often at the center of the spotlight.