The world may be focused on newly-crowned Meghan Markle and royal ‘veteran’ Kate Middleton, but the famous Duchesses are far from the only beautiful women in royal families. And while they might be the most recognizable, recent years have paved the way for a new generation in gorgeous women. These women are our future monarchs, gracing our screens and papers with their elegance and sophistication.
We’ve highlighted some of the most beautiful royal women you’ve never heard of – spending their days preparing to rule the world.
Sirivannavari Of Thailand
The daughter of the current king of Thailand grew up in the UK with her mother. Today, she has moved back to her native country to be closer to her family and learn more about her royal duties. At 31, she has been a proud supporter of the arts and sports and is highly active in Thailand’s fashion scene. This beautiful royal was ranked one of the 20 hottest monarchs by Forbes in 2009. She has often been described as the world’s most interesting royal member.
Myra Madihah Of Malaysia
This royal of Malaysia epitomizes female empowerment by being both a gorgeous princess and working woman! Tunku Myra owns an events management company and balances her royal duties with her father, Besar Kecil of Negeri. To date, she has been married to her husband, Dato James Jafar-Greaves for 13 years. This royal has been adored by the public and oozes an amazing glow, granting her respect and courtesy when she travels the country for her royal duties she will one day inherit.
Mary of Denmark
Although not a blood relation to the Danish throne, Mary adds a charm and sophistication to the Royal Family. She is married to Prince Frederick, the next in line for the throne. Born and raised in Australia, she met the charming prince in a pub down under! Their fairytale romance wowed many, years before Kate Middleton and Prince William stole our hearts. Mary of Denmark shares four children, the eldest of which will one day rule after the death of her husband.
Claire of Belgium
Claire of Belgium married the Crown Prince of Belgium, Laurent, in 2003. Controversially, she wasn’t born in Belgium and actually moved there at the age of three. Today, the happy couple have three children together. This ravish royal was a land surveyor before embarking on royal duties, such as charity events and promoting environmental causes. Her glowing beauty helps her in diplomatic events and is a shining example of how royals should look when carrying out their duties in front of the public.
Zara Tindall, UK
One of Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren oozes beauty as a royal and sportsman in the UK. As well as marrying former rugby player, Mike Tindall, she is somewhat of a star herself. In the 2012 Olympics, she earned a silver medal for event riding. Currently, she is 17th in line to the throne but will be usurped by the birth of Prince Harry’s child in 2019. Perhaps being so far down in the royal ranks has kept her looking young and vibrant.
Manohara Odelia Pinot Of Malaysia
Odelia is somewhat of a notable figure in the Malaysian royal family. She started a career in modeling before marrying her husband, Prince Tengku Fakhry 10 years ago in 2008. She was only 16 at the time of the marriage and her mother claims that the Prince abducted her against her will. Then followed reports of abuse and her escape to Indonesia the following year. To date, she has been the recipient of grand gestures and gifts from the Prince trying to win her back.
Mozah Bint Nasser Of Qatar
Mozah Bint Nasser is one of three wives married to the Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa and has a beautiful mind as well as soul. She earned a BA in Sociology and Virginia Commonwealth University awarded her an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. In fact, she has such a notable reputation among scholars and academics that she is the ‘chosen’ wife to represent her husband at overseas events and royal engagements. Makes us wonder why it’s worth having any other wives when this one seems so perfect.
Victoria of Sweden
This Crown Princess is the next queen of Sweden and will be the fourth ruling queen in the country’s history. Her glowing looks and sophisticated glow give her the perfect image for a future queen and a glorious one at that! Princess Victoria is 41 and married to Prince Daniel, the Duke of Vastergotland, and they share two children – Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar. When she assumes the throne it will be the first time since 1720 that Sweden has a female ruler.
Rania of Jordan
The Queen of Jordan has been known around the world for her work in education, youth, health, and community issues. She has also been a notable player in establishing a cross-cultural dialogue with western countries, making her an invaluable member of its royal family. She has four children – two of each sex – who will continue the throne and foreign relations work once she retires after her duties come to an end. She holds a Masters Degree in International Cooperation and Development from the University of Rome.
Sonam of Bhutan
This particular princess is brains and beauty, as her resume will demonstrate. Princess Sonam of Bhutan holds a degree from Standford and attended Harvard Law. She was born as the daughter of the fourth King of Bhutan and married Dasho Phubh W. Dorji in 2009. As a one-day ruler, she remains politically active in her role as the current President of the Bhutan National Legal Institute. Good practice for her future days as Queen! Her mix of good looks and smart brain will make her an excellent diplomat.
Letizia of Spain
This Spanish Queen is a royal and fashion trendsetter, influencing millions of people with her everyday style outfits. Before marrying King Felipe in 2004, she was known and respected as a news anchor nationally in Spain. Today, she is also the Ambassador of Nutrition in the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. This beautiful diplomat wows hearts and souls as she continues to impress n the global stage. Although she is 46, her love of life keeps her looking young.
Princess Eugenie, UK
Princess Eugenie is the 9th in line to the British throne until next year when The Duke and Duchess of Sussex give birth to their first child. In 2018, she married Jack Brooksbank and the 28-year-old has often gone on record for stating the difficulties of balancing her civilian and royal duties. She helps modernize the royal family by working as an associate director at an art gallery in London. Her future children will not be titled with ‘Prince’ or ‘Princess’ titles.
Marie-Chantal of Greece
As the current Crown Princess of Greece, it may surprise you that this stunning blonde is actually a native Londoner and was educated in Hong Kong. She married Pavlos, the son of deposed King Constantine, and even converted to Greek Orthodoxy so they could be together. Since their wedding in 2000, Marie-Chantal has continued her work at a children’s clothing line which she founded before her entry into royal life. She is also a trustee of the Royal Academy Trust.
Jetsun Pema of Bhutan
Queen Jetsun Pema is known as the ‘dragon queen’ which may raise some questions about her! The wife of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck is considered a fashion icon by local Asians since she usually wears vibrant colors in public. The couple welcomed their first child in 2016 who will one day become ruler once the couple dies. Currently, she is the world’s youngest Queen, taking the throne at only 21 years of age when marrying her husband in 2011.
Mette-Marit of Norway
The Crown Princess of Norway, Mette-Marit, is the next in line to the throne alongside her husband, Crown Prince Haakon. She was considered a commoner before her marriage and came from a somewhat unfortunate upbringing – a working single mother. Since their wedding in 2000, she has become a staunch leader in humanitarian and philanthropic work, particularly in the arts. The couple has three children together, even though only two of them hold royal titles. She is a living embodiment that dreams can come true!
Charlene of Monaco
This former Olympic swimmer is seen as a controversial figure to join the royal family. Following a successful career, it was revealed that Charlene had attempted to cancel the wedding on three separate occasions. She even tried to run away at one point, sparking rumors of infidelity and pressure. Seven years after their wedding, the couple seems happier and Charlene of Monaco is currently a Special Olympics Ambassador and style icon with two beautiful children, Jacques and Gabriella, who will one day rule.
Clotilde Courau of Venice
Clotilde Courau was a famous French actress before marrying her husband, Emanuelle Filiberto di Savola, Prince of Venice. They married in 2003 and she continues to amaze fans around the world with her blossoming career as an actress. She was seen as controversial at the time of their wedding – she was already six months pregnant – and held strong left-leaning views which conflicted with the monarchy and country as a whole. Still, the couple has two children and remain happily married.
Elisabeth of England
Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis is a member of the Thurn und Taxis German royal house but resides in London. She is a modern monarch, working as a style editor for Vogue. Her natural interest in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle makes her a wonderful role model for young girls around the world, although her antics have sometimes sparked trouble. In 2015, she drew attention when posting an image to Instagram of a homeless person reading Vogue, with the caption: “…there are readers everywhere!” Not very diplomatic…
Charlotte of Monaco (left)
This marvelous Monaco monarch is currently eighth in line to the throne. Her grandmother, Grace Kelly, was the former princess of Monaco and Hollywood actress. She has been known to keep her private life away from the press and journalists, but it has been revealed she had a baby out of wedlock with a former partner in 2013. She now raises her child alone and rarely appears in public for her royal duties. However, as a caring mother, she has proven to be beautiful inside and out.
Theodora of Greece and Denmark
This princess has ancestry on both sides to Greece and Denmark, making her a royal to both countries! Outside of her royal duties, Princess Theodora is an on-stage actress and lives in Los Angeles, California. You might see her on the big screen using her stage name Theodora Greece – look out for a cameo! She was born in London, UK, and is 9th in line to the Greek throne. Next time you watch your favorite American TV show, look out for this international star!