10 Modern-Day Princesses That Lead an Ordinary Life in Addition to Their Royal Duties
Today’s princesses are not just about representing the monarchy at high-end events. Many of them have proven that, just like any other human in this world, they have aspirations, dreams, and responsibilities at work. Some of them are more open to letting the press and paparazzi, in general, know about their private life and goals, while others have kept it a secret. Whatever their choice is, none of these public figures lead an uninteresting life.
Bright Side made a compilation of some of the princesses that are truly appreciated by their people. And it’s not only thanks to their graceful and authentic character but also because of the work they do in their daily lives that brings these royals closer to their people.
1. Märtha Louise of Norway
Although the princess is the eldest daughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, she is fourth in the line for succession to the throne behind her younger brother. She finished her studies in physiotherapy in the Netherlands, but never practiced this profession. Her real passion lies in literature and she has even started a business in television storytelling, in addition to being an author of children’s books. Although she married a Danish writer with whom she had 3 daughters, she never gave up her title as princess.
2. Keisha Omilana of Nigeria
The beautiful wife of Nigerian Prince Kunle Omilana was actually born in California and entered the world of fashion as a model for international clothing and beauty brands. She also has a degree in fashion design. She is considered a “working princess” and among her goals as a member of the monarchy, she emphasizes the empowerment of women and youth. In 2017 she created A Crown of Curls, a project with a focus on how to care for and maintain curly hair.
3. Anne, Princess Royal
Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise is the only female daughter of the current Queen Elizabeth II and is in fourteenth place in the line of succession to the throne. The princess always showed interest in horseback riding, and even went so far as to compete representing the United Kingdom with her team at the Montreal Olympics in the 1970s. She has dedicated herself to charity, and for many years she has been the president of a well-known NGO.
4. Esther Kamatari from Burundi
Although Kamatari retains the title of Princess of Burundi, a country located in East Africa, the monarchy was actually abolished in the 1960s. But Kamatari made her way to Paris. Since then, she has dedicated herself to modeling and she is also a writer.
5. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Formerly known as simply Kate Middleton, Catherine Elizabeth Middleton graduated with a degree in Art History and became part of the British monarchy after she married Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. She has one of the most charming smiles in the House of Windsor, and not only is she beautiful on the outside, but one of her tasks as a duchess has been to give visibility to those who suffer from mental health problems, among many others. That is why in 2016, together with Prince Harry, her husband’s younger brother and the husband of Meghan Markle, she launched the Heads Together campaign.
6. Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant
Elisabeth Thérèse Marie Hélène, Duchess of Brabant and Princess of Belgium, is the first in line of succession to the throne, thanks to the suppression of a law that did not allow women to assume the crown in the old days. This beautiful girl is 19 years old and is going to receive obligatory military training to be able to be queen in the future.
7. Katherine, Crown Princess of Yugoslavia
You could say that Katherine Batis is an all-round princess: she was born in Greece, but she also spent part of her childhood in Switzerland. She studied business in the United States and has lived in different regions, including Africa and Australia. This brilliant woman speaks 4 languages fluently and is fascinated by literature as well as music. The Crown Princess of Serbia/Yugoslavia has been married to Prince Alexander of Serbia since the 1980s and is his second wife.
8. Miriam, Dowager Princess of Turnovo, Duchess in Saxony
Doña Miriam Ungría y López, a descendant of a Spanish noble family, married Kardam, son of Tsar Simeon II and Prince of Turnovo, who kept his Bulgarian royal title, even though the monarchy was already abolished when he was born. The princess’s passion and craft has always been jewelry design, although she studied history and geography in Madrid. She currently lives in London and dedicates her time to her luxury line of jewelry.
9. Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange
The young Catharina-Amalia of Orange is first in the line of succession to the throne of the Netherlands and is only 17 years old. The Princess of Orange speaks 3 languages fluently, including Spanish, since her mother, Maxima of the Netherlands, was born in Argentina. She received her entire primary and secondary education in public schools, like her father, King Willem-Alexander.
10. Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland
Sofia Kristina Hellqvist was probably one of the most multifaceted princesses in the world of work before she married Charles Philip, Duke of Värmland. She was a waitress and model and appeared in reality shows, but also opened a yoga center in New York. The princess is also known for having lived in Africa helping those in need, although the latest development that has put her on everyone’s radar screen was her decision to work as a volunteer in a hospital.
Have you ever dreamed of being part of royalty? If you could be king or queen for a day, what would you like to do?