It’s safe to say that for most of us, the closest we may ever get to a royal encounter are Princes William and Harry, smiling up at us from the covers of the tabloids at the grocery store. But for the following commoners who married into royal families across the globe, they managed to get much, much closer. Read on for a list of our favourite commoners to climb the royal ranks through marriage!
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III
Kate Middleton and Prince William
Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert II
Diana Spencer and Prince Charles
Daniel Westling and Princess Victoria
Masako Owada and Crown Prince Naruhito
Maxima Cerruti and King Willem-Alexander
Rania Al Yassin and King Abdullah II
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