The story of Meghan Markle haunts many. The actress was born in an ordinary family, managed to be married, divorced, and then marry Prince Harry and take him from Britain to America. People think that she is incredibly lucky and such a chance falls to one girl in a million. But in fact, representatives of royal families often contacted American beauties without aristocratic origins and with a divorce behind them.
King Hussein ruled Jordan from 1952 until he died in 1999. In 1978, he married Princeton University graduate Lisa Halaby, who was involved in designing one of the Jordanian airports. The girl had wealthy parents. Her father of Syrian origin was engaged in a successful business.
But Lisa herself would never have thought that she would marry the king. Relations with Hussein developed rapidly, and after six months, he made an offer to Halaby. She changed her name to the Arabic Noor (“light”) and became queen. The marriage produced 4 children.
Caroline Lee Radziwill
Jacqueline Kennedy’s younger sister has been married three times. For the first time, the actress and interior designer tied the knot with Michael Canfield, heir to a major US publishing business. Caroline was tired of his drinking for 3 years of living with him. Her sister, by that time, had become the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and she did not want to be left behind.
Soon Caroline met a diplomat, a representative of an ancient Polish princely family, Stanislaw Albrecht Radziwill, who was 19 years older than her and married. In 1959, both quickly divorced and went down the aisle. Married to Radziwill, the princess lived for 15 years, giving birth to two children. Tired of her husband’s endless betrayals, she left him and in 1988 became the wife of film director and actor Herbert Ross, with whom she lived until he died in 2001.
Before marrying the 13th Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Grace was a successful Hollywood actress with over 10 film roles and an Oscar win. It was difficult to call Kelly mercantile because she became a poor man’s wife. The prince could not even buy an engagement ring, and the bride paid for the Cartier diamond jewellery herself.
Having become a princess, she was actively involved in charity work and arranged dinner parties that helped Monaco become one of the richest European countries. Next to a closed and unemotional husband, Kelly never found happiness, although she bore him three children.
The American beauty actress was married 5 times but did not live with any spouses for more than 5 years. In 1949, Rita married the son of Sultan Aga Khan III, Prince Aly Khan. He became her third husband, and she was his second wife. For the sake of her chosen one, Hayworth left the cinema, converted to Islam, and became a regular in horse racing, which she could not stand.
She gave birth to the prince of two children, but the princess’s life was not sweet. It turned out that Aly Khan was spinning novels on the side, and Rita decided to leave him. In 1953, their marriage came to an end.
The girl was born into a wealthy family. Her father was the heir to a successful American businessman who ran the entire banking system of Baltimore. Wallis’s frivolous manner of communication won over the Duke of Windsor and the Prince of Wales, Edward VIII, who soon became King of Great Britain.
He stayed as a monarch for only 10 months, renouncing the throne for the sake of his beloved. Edward was not allowed to marry an American commoner and gave up everything close to Simpson. Edward’s renunciation of the throne led to his passing to his niece, Elizabeth II.