By Saturday, May 19, Prince Harry will be off the market. But there is still a chance to pull a Meghan Markle and find oneself a royal family to marry into. From Monaco to Japan and back again, eligible royals hail from all over the world. Let's meet ...
By Saturday, May 19, Prince Harry will be off the market. But there is still a chance to pull a Meghan Markle and find oneself a royal family to marry into. From Monaco to Japan and back again, eligible royals hail from all over the world. Let’s meet them, shall we?
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Princess Alexandra of Hanover
Age: 18 Hails from: Monaco Nickname: “You can just call me Alex.” Hobbies: Ice skating. She represented Monaco at the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival and competed in the I.S.U. Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating. Ask her about: Her grandmother Grace Kelly
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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Age: 35 Hails from: Dubai Nicknames: Fazza, the Crown Prince Where you’ve seen him: Instagram (@faz3), LinkedIn Hobbies: Skydiving, horseback riding, cycling, diving, photography, traveling, and writing poetry. Try to keep up.
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Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana
Age: 31 Hails from: Thailand Sports of choice: Badminton champion, equestrian competitor Horse’s name: Prince Charming Catch her: In the front row at Paris Fashion Week, especially at Chanel or Dior. (She even has her own line, Sirivannavari Bangkok.)
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Age: 29 Hails from: Great Britain Hobbies: Hat connoisseurship, philanthropy, “business consulting” Did Beatrice once cut Ed Sheeran’s cheek while pretending to knight James Blunt? Yes. Well, maybe. The story was denied, but the cut remains.
Photo Illustration by April Bell. Photograph by Nat Prakobsantisuk for the April 2016 issue of GQ Thailand.
Prince Mateen of Brunei
Age: 26 (the sultan’s 10th child of 12)Hails from: Brunei Where you’ve seen him: Instagram (@tmski), GQ Thailand Education: Attended St. Andrews for primary school, then Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College, Jerudong International School, King’s College London, and University of London Catch him: On the polo pitch at the Southeast Asian Games
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Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece
Age: 19 Hails from: Greece Nickname: Tino Is this the one who’s Prince William’s godson? Yes. Where is he right now? Probably at Georgetown, where he’s a freshman. Hobbies: Drawing horses, painting horses, riding horses, motorbiking
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Kgosi Leruo Motolegi
Age: 50 Hails from: The Royal Bafokeng Nation in South Africa Nickname: The Platinum King Why? The kgosi’s kingdom sits on top of the largest platinum repository in the world. Talk to him about: Soccer. He built a stadium that’s hosted matches for the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel
Age: 34 Hails from: Saudi Arabia How’d she get her title? She was the fourth wife of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, “the Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia,” from 2008 to 2013. She’s technically not a princess anymore. Accomplishments: Many. She’s a humanitarian and advocate for women’s rights, especially the right to drive in Saudi Arabia. She’s led aid work in Somalia, and co-chairs Alwaleed Philanthropies with her ex-husband.
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Age: 26 Hails from: Japan Studied: Art and cultural heritage, museology Competition: Kei Komuro, a graduate student whom the princess had intended to marry in 2018. The two have postponed the wedding until 2020 “to think about marriage more deeply and concretely and give sufficient time to prepare our marriage and for after the marriage.” So there’s a chance.
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Prince Albert Von Thurn Und Taxis
Age: 34 Hails from: Germany Hobbies: Racing cars including this Lamborghini that he crashed in 2012. He was fine! Another reason he’s a catch: Get yourself a cool mother-in-law. In the 80s, Gloria Von Thurn und Taxis threw legendary parties and was known as one of the richest punks in Europe. Now, she’s a prolific art collector and portraitist.
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Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein
Age: 44 Hails from: Belgium Nickname: Prince Wenze Competition: He dated Adriana Lima once. Is this one rich? Yes, he’s part of one of the wealthiest family dynasties in Europe.
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Age: 53 Hails from: Monaco Competition: Eighties-era Rob Lowe and a circus acrobat (though both of those relationships are long over) Hobbies: Music (she released two albums and recorded “In the Closet” with Michael Jackson), fashion (she interned at Christian Dior and modeled for various magazines), design (she launched a swimwear line), theater (she runs the one renovated by her mother, Grace Kelly), and like any European royal worth their weight in tiaras, languages (she speaks French, English, Italian, and Monégasque).
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