It is considered that every girl dreams of becoming a princess. In order to at least briefly feel like a girl from a fairy tale - in a luxurious evening dress adored by everyone around - modern women marry and at least once in their life (in fact, more often) adorn themselves in white wedding dresses.
The editors find out. Rf offers you to read about the brightest women of the XX century, who managed to get through - not from rags to riches, of course - but from the simple life to the real aristocratic.
Kate Middleton - Duchess of CambridgeContrary to popular myth, the mother of Prince William, nee Diana Spencer, was not a commoner. She belonged to an aristocratic family with a long history - the paternal ancestors were the relatives of Winston Churchill and King Charles II.
Wallis Simpson - American adventurerThis woman made a lot of noise in the British royal family. Crown Prince Edward decided to marry a twice-divorced American actress - the situation for England in the mid-30s of the 20th century is unimaginable. The self-willed king nevertheless achieved his goal, but as a payment for personal happiness he had to abdicate the throne in favor of his younger brother George.
Grace Kelly, Princess of MonacoThe daughter of wealthy American industrialists from childhood was entertained into the highest circles, as they were understood in America. The nouveau riche who made their fortunes in the minerals of the States, nevertheless, were a “black bone” for aristocrats from the Old World. Grace Kelly did not even think about joining the European elite — she was attracted by the cinema. She studied acting in parallel with academic education and tried to break into Broadway.
Sophia Hellqvist: From Cinderella to Busty to the Duchess of SwedenThat's really the story of Cinderella. Born Sophia Hellqvist was born in 1982 in an ordinary Swedish family. Being a girl of rare beauty, after leaving school she left her native town to Stockholm, where she worked as a model and a waitress, trying to catch herself in a big city.
Charlene Wittstock, her iron will and the Principality of MonacoCharlene Wittstock was a professional athlete - a purposeful and hardy woman who knows what she wants. South African champion in swimming met the prince of Monaco Albert in 2000 - she was 22 years old. That meeting did not end in anything, but the prince well remembered that blonde.
Leticia Ortiz - New Isabella of CastileSpaniard Leticia was born in the family of a nurse and a journalist - it would seem, what could be further from aristocratic snobbery? However, the family gave her a good education: her daughter followed in the footsteps of her father and received a diploma from a journalist at the country's oldest university.
The news that the future king of Spain is marrying a commoner, moreover divorced, came as a complete surprise to the people. In addition, for the first time in many years, the Spanish prince married a representative of his people.
Michiko Seda: when the tradition of love is not an obstacleMichiko Seda met her future husband, the Japanese emperor Akihito, on a tennis court. The future ruler fell in love with her so much that he won permission from the members of the Council of the Imperial Court for marriage.
Megan Markle and Prince HarryBritish tabloids called this novel rash and even scandalous. Megan Markle, the bride of the younger British prince Harry, is a divorced American with African roots.A small part of the English nation, which is particularly radical, this marriage seems to be a misnomer.
To enter the royal family, Megan Markle had to permanently abandon the career of an actress - now she will have to give birth and raise children, engage in charity, and also represent the family at social events.