The Royal wedding is just four days away and we couldn’t be more excited about Meghan Markle joining the Royal family May 19 when she weds Prince Harry. But as we prepare to celebrate this International fairytale love story this weekend, we figured it was a good time to look back on other Black women who married royalty in recent years.
I think we can all agree that the news of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (fifth in line for the British throne) announcing their engagement is pretty awesome. The 36-year-old actress is set to be the first biracial person to marry a senior British royal. And while we don’t expect their union to have any real impact on race relations or conversations across the pond and in the United States, it’s nice to see a woman of color get something of a fairy tale ending. But Markle isn’t alone.
There are plenty of women outside of the British monarchy who have married men who have royal blood. If you’d like further proof of this, hit the flip for more Black princesses, queens, baronesses, marchionesses and more.