This list features normal people who married royalty, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Typically royal families like to see their children marry fellow royals, but every once in a while a "commoner" sneaks into the castle. Some of these ladies and gents have become famous due to their royal spouses, while others were already famous in their own right before marrying into royalty.
Which normal people have married members of the royal family? Princess Diana is the most notable non-royal to have married royalty. Born Diana Spencer to John Spencer and Frances Roche, she married Charles, the Prince of Wales on July 29, 1981. The couple had two sons, William and Harry, before they divorced in 1996. Prince Charles previously dated Diana's sister, Lady Sarah, before beginning his courtship with his future wife. Diana's son Prince William also married a non-royal bride, tying the knot with Kate Middleton in 2011.Are you surprised that royals have married normal people? What do you think it would be like to marry into royalty? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Age: Dec. at 36 (1961-1997)
Birthplace: Sandringham, Englandsee more on Diana, Princess of Wales
Actress Grace Kelly was born in Philadelphia with no ties to royalty. She first met Prince Rainier III at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955. Their relationship grew through letters and phone conversations, and the couple wed in April 1956. The couple had three children, Caroline, Albert II, and Stéphanie, before Princess Grace's untimely death from an auto accident in 1982.
Age: Dec. at 53 (1929-1982)
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of Americasee more on Grace Kelly
Kate Middleton was born in Reading, Berkshire, England, to Carole and Michael Middleton, neither of whom have any ties to royalty. She first met Prince William at the University of St. Andrews and the couple began dating in 2003.
Kate and William were married at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 causing a frenzy in the media all over the world. They have one son, Prince George, who was born on July 22, 2013, and a daughter, Princess Charlotte, who was born May 2, 2015.
Birthplace: Royal Berkshire Hospital, United Kingdomsee more on Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Sarah Ferguson worked in public relations before marrying Prince Andrew, whom she had connected with at polo matches. They were married in 1986 and had two children together, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, before divorcing in 1996.
Birthplace: London Welbeck Hospital, London, United Kingdomsee more on Sarah, Duchess of York