Celebrities Who Became Royal Before Meghan Markle

In November 2017, it was announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were engaged. Because Markle is an American biracial actress, who has been married before, some didn’t think she fit the mold of what royalty is — but they couldn’t be more wrong.

As you will see in our list, Markle is not the first American to marry a royal, or the first divorcee, or even the first mixed-race woman. And she certainly isn’t the first celebrity to do so. Here are some other famous women who married into and became royalty before Markle.

1. Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis wed Christopher Guest in 1984. He later became Britain’s Baron Haden-Guest when he inherited the title from his father.

Curtis comes from Hollywood royalty. She is the daughter of legendary actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, but as a baroness she has an official royal title.

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