10 American women (aside from Meghan Markle) who became real life princesses

·Freelance Writer

If a fortune teller had traced Meghan Markle‘s palms and told her that she’s destined to fall in love with a prince in the future, the 36-year-old would surely have shrugged it off with her now-trademark smile.

But on May 19, the American-born Hollywood star and the Prince of Wales will tie the knot in a history-making ceremony guaranteed to be watched by millions across the globe.

Though as the history books show, she isn’t the first actress to have lived a fairy tale-worthy romance.

Ahead of the soon-to-be newlyweds’ big day, we delve into the past to chart the American women who were destined to don a tiara.

From screen siren Grace Kelly to 1940s pin-up Rita Hayworth, these are the women who jumped straight from the pages of a fairy tale and became real life princesses in one, “I do”.

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