Top 10 Commoners Turned Royalty


Almost every commoner dreams about rising up the ranks of royalty at some point of his/her life. And there have been instances in history when royalty has been bestowed upon some of the lucky commoners.

Let’s take a look upon the top 10 commoners whose luck catapulted them to the royal class.

Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano


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Letzia rose to the ranks of royalty in the year 2004, when she was married to the prince of Asturias. A journalist by profession, Letzia’s father was also a journalist and her mother a nurse.

Kate Middleton


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The whole world stood witness when Kate Middleton married Prince William on 29th April, 2011. Kate had a strictly working class ancestry and her family rose to the ranks of millionaires after her mother started a mail order party goods company.

Rania al Yassin


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Married to King Abdullah II, she enjoys the honour of being the Queen of Jordan. Often ranked as one of the most beautiful consorts in the world, Rania gained the status of a queen in 1999 which still continues till date.

Maxima Zorreguieta


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The princess of Netherlands, Maxima Zorreguieta is the wife of Willem Alexander since 2002. Her origins trace back to the royal family of Portugal but are held as void as her family shifted to Netherlands.

Diane von Fürstenberg


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The popular fashion designer rose to royalty when she married Prince Egon of Fürstenberg. Though her marriage lasted only three years, she still has that regal streak to her character.

Marie Chantal


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Marie used to be like any other student of history at New York University until she married Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece in 1995 and gained the title of crown princess of Greece.

Sarah Ferguson


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More commonly known as Fergie, Sarah gained the title of Duchess of York after marrying Prince Andrew in 1986. Famous for her extravagant lifestyle, Sarah surely does know how to live life queen-size.

Lisa Halaby


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She became the fourth and last wife of King Hussein of Jordan. Lisa acquired the title of Queen Noor of Jordan and held it from 1978 till her husband’s death in 1999. Lisa had American citizenship which she renounced to marry the king of Jordan in 1978.

Olof Daniel Westling Bernadotte


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It must have been a dream come true for Daniel when he married crown princess Victoria of Sweden. The Duke of Vatergotland used to be princess Vitoria’s personal trainer until 2010 when he married her.

Katharine Worsley


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When Duke of Kent, Prince Edward married Katherine Worsley, she became the Duchess of Kent. Katharine is famous for her warm and benevolent manner with people.

Any commoner, rather only a commoner can understand what is it like to be mounted upon the high ranks of royalty . Those lucky few who did manage to gain the status of royalty will always be hope for their fellow commoners.

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