Meeting your significant other can happen anywhere at any time. The same goes for royals. They meet their partners at schools while attending events, and even on blind dates. See how royals meet their partners, sparking royal romances, ahead.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
The pair meet at the University of St. Andrews while staying in the same dorm their freshman year, according to Invaluable.com. They become friends but don’t become romantically involved until a year later, when William sees Kate perform in a student fashion show. In 2004, they go skiing in Switzerland, where their relationship becomes known to the public. In 2011, they marry in an extravagant wedding costing $64 million.
Hint: This prince finds a princess at a birthday party.
Prince Pavlos and Marie-Chantal Miller
Prince Pavlos and Marie-Chantal Miller meet when a friend gives fate a little push. A mutual friend of the pair purposely seats them next to each other at a birthday party. After a few years of dating, Prince Pavlos proposes to Marie-Chantal in the Swiss Alps, according to Invaluable.com. They marry at St. Sophia’s Cathedral in London.
Hint: Today, many royals model their wedding gowns after this royal bride.
Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly
A staged photo shoot brings Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly together at the Cannes Film Festival, according to Invaluable.com. The priest of Rainier III sends Grace a thank you letter after. Soon after, Rainier III and Grace begin dating. Today, their marriage is iconic as well as Grace’s wedding dress.
Hint: A personal trainer becomes a prince.
Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling
Not everyday does a personal trainer have a princess as a client. For Daniel Westling, it’s the norm. He trains Sweden’s, Princess Victoria, according to Invaluable.com. It’s through their personal trainer-client lays the groundwork for their romantic relationship. The two start dating and marry in 2010.
Hint: A blind date leads to a proposal.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Some blind dates work out very well. Particularly, the blind date Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spend together in 2016, according to Invaluable.com. The two are set up by a mutual friend and hit it off right away. They make a long distance relationship work, traveling between Canada and England. Then, in Nov. 2017, Prince Harry proposes. The couple is set to marry on May 19, 2018.
Hint: This woman doesn’t know her future husband is a prince.
Prince Alexander and Máxima Zorreguieta
Máxima meets Prince Alexander at the Seville Spring Fair in 1999, according to Invaluable.com. She’s the Vice President of Institutional Sales at Deutsche Bank in New York. Shortly after they meet, Prince Alexander makes his way to New York to visit Máxima. Thereafter, they start dating and marry in 2002.
Hint: Lunch brings this royal and model together.
Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist
Prince Carl Philip meets model, Sofia Hellqvist, while eating lunch with mutual friends, according to Invaluable.com. With a custom-made ring, Carl Philip proposes to Sofia after dating for three years. They marry in 2015 and dance to pop songs at their wedding.
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