Real life princesses every girl secretly wishes to be like
Every little girl dreams of growing up to be a princess. While not everyone grows up to be one but there are few who have had it all. Born or married into royalty, these women have been blessed with beauty, grace, charm, fame and love. Classy and ladylike, though they have had their life played in the public eye and many a times had their elegance put to test, they stood their ground and emerged stronger. Only to prove that there is more to a life of aprincess than just beautiful clothes.
Here is our choice of princesses, who have solidified their place as some of history’s most iconic royal figures, a title every girl wishes to gain:
1) Grace Kelly
Hollywood’s sweetheart and a fashion icon, Grace Kelly became a royalty when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in the year 1956. Her sophisticated demeanor and charm made people fall in love with her instantly and she continues to hold a special place in the hearts of the people all across the world, even years after her death.Her legacy continues to live on through her charity works, films and impact on Monaco’s royalty. Her poise and elegance remain supreme and she continues to inspire women with her beauty, style and royal stature.
2) Princess Diana
Dubbed by the media as the world’s most photographed women, Diana was charm, beauty and elegance personified. She had a fairytale wedding to Prince Charlesin 1981 and remained adored by the public and the paparazzi much after she lost her royal status to divorce. Her charity work across the world gained her the title of ‘The People’s Princess’. The media was obsessed with her and she used it to her advantage to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS, landmines and other social causes close to her heart.Her transformation from a shy young girl to a fiercely independent woman is the stuff legends are made of. And even thoughit’s been 20 years since she died in a car crash in a tunnel in Paris, her legacy continues to live and inspire millions across the globe.
3) Maharani Gayatri Devi
The Maharani of Jaipur was voted among the 10 most beautiful women in the world by Vogue. The liberating influence of her husband, the late Maharaja of Jaipur, combined with her own strong character, took her well beyond the traditionally limited activities of a Maharani.Her ethereal beauty fascinated the world and the amount of charity work she has done for the people of her estate goes on to prove that she was as beautiful outside as she was inside.
4) Ameerah Al-Taweel
Her commoner-to-royalty story is the stuff legends are made of. She was just an ordinary school girl when she managed to get an interview with the Saudi Arabian prince Alwaleed Bin Talal for a school paper she was working on. Smitten by her charm and beauty extraordinaire, the prince married her nine months later and that marked her entry into the royal life of luxury and decadence. But not among those to get fascinated by the high life she was destined for, Ameerah chose to stand up for the rights of women in her country and worked with her husband’s humanitarian charity and famous world leaders like Bill Clinton and the royal family of Britain to push to get the women in Middle Eastern countries the same rights as their male counterparts. Though now divorced from the prince, she continues to fight for the rights of women apart from indulging in many other social causes she truly believes in.