7 Times Royals Married Commoners and Proved Love Always Wins

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you already know that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement today which means we are only mere months away from their royal wedding.

But we've been excited about this moment from the very beginning of their relationship not just because they are a picture-perfect couple, but also because their marriage would prove that you don't need to be a princess to find your prince. At the end of the day, love matters a lot more than royal titles, and those two lovebirds are the living proof.

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Markle, who was born in Los Angeles, will not be the first commoner to make it into a royal family. There are several examples throughout history and from all around the globe that will warm your heart—one even ended up with the royal renouncing his crown to marry his significant other.

Here are seven, soon to be eight, couples whose love was stronger than antiquated traditions.


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