When we think of princesses, our first response is to imagine a lady more akin to Cinderella than, say pre-makeover Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries. But is the preconceived notion that women for royal families all around the world are stunningly beautiful an actual fact in real life? Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And women – and men too – are beautiful in their own way. But of course, not everyone from royal decent can be considered pretty according to popular standards.
However, these stunning women who were born with a silver spoon in their mouth (or married someone who did!) have style and grace that could have very well inspired a Disney princess character. Want to know what the most beautiful women who come from royal families from around the world look like? Keep reading as we present the 20 most gorgeous royal women on earth.
1. Sirivannavari of Thailand
She was raised in the UK with her mother and now lives in Thailand with her father and her grandfather, the king. She loves fashion and is an art and sports enthusiast.
2. Myra Madihah of Malaysia
This Malaysian princess is the daughter of Besar Kecil of Negeri. She is the owner of an events management company.
3. Mary of Denmark
Mary of Denmark, who is actually from Australia, is the first in line to the nation’s throne. She met her husband, Prince Frederick, in an Australian pub! How romantic.
4. Claire of Belgium
Claire is the sister-in-law of Philippe, the king of Belgium. Before she married a prince, she was a land-surveyor. Now, she attends many charity events.
5. Zara of the UK
This blond beauty is the second oldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth. She is an equestrian and has even won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
6. Mozah Bint Nasser of Qatar
One of the three wives of the Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa, Mozah Bint Nasser holds a BA in Sociology and has many foreign honours.
7. Victoria of Sweden
Princess Victoria is next in line to the throne, and would be the fourth queen regnant in Sweden’s history.
8. Rania of Jordan
Rania is known for her work with education, health, youth, and community empowerment. She also has an honorary Masters Degree in International Cooperation and Development from the University of Rome.
9. Sonam of Bhutan
Sonam is a beauty with brains! She has a degree from Stanford University and a Masters in Law from Harvard.
10. Letizia of Spain
A fashion trendsetter, Queen Letizia was a journalist and a news anchor before marrying the Spanish king in 2004.
11. Eugenie of the UK
Eugenie is 9th in line to succeed the throne so for now, she works as an associate director at an art gallery in London.
12. Marie-Chantal of Greece
Marie-Chantal is a London native but converted to Greek Orthodoxy to become the Crown Princess of Greece. She has a children’s clothing line she founded in 2000.
13. Jetsun Pema of Bhutan
Known as the “dragon queen”, Jetsun Pema is the wife of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. She is a true fashion icon in the Eastern hemisphere.
14. Mette-Marit of Norway
A commoner before her marriage, she went from rags to riches when she met Crown Prince Haakon. Her humanitarian and philanthropic work is very inspiring.
15. Manohara Odelia Pinot of Malaysia
She used to be a model before marrying the Malaysian Prince Tengku Fakhry in 2008 at 16 years old. She escaped to Indonesia after she reported abuse during the marriage.
16. Charlene of Monaco
A former Olympic swimmer, Charlene is now a Special Olympics Ambassador. Her wedding day was very dramatic since she tried to call off the wedding and runaway three times before the ceremony.
17. Clotilde Courau of Venice
Not only is she the Princess of Venice but she is also an award-winning actress and is a Dame of the Arts in France.
18. Elisabeth of Germany
A style editor for Vogue and a journalist, Elisabeth is not your typical princess. She is a member of the royal German house Thurn und Taxis.
19. Charlotte of Monaco
Her beauty is sure to have come from her maternal grandmother, the famous Grace Kelly. Although she tries to keep her life private, the tabloids love to follow her and snoop around to know what she’s up to.
20. Theodora of Greece and Denmark
A double princess! Theodora is both a Greek and Danish princess since she is a descendant of Danish and Greek royalty. She is an actress and now resides in Los Angeles.