Kate and Princess William met in 2001 at St. Andrews University in Scotland, and dated on-and-off for nearly a decade. Their wedding took place on April 29, 2011, and was a worldwide phenomenon. The pair are still one of the most beloved royal couples.
Jetsun Pema, the Queen of Bhutan
The Prince first met Jetsun when she was 7 years old and he was 17 at a family picnic. He told her that if she was still single and he was still single when she grew up, they would marry. He was true to his word. On October 13, 2011, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck married his 21-year-old bride Jetsun Pema in a traditional Buddhist ceremony.
Tatiana Blatnik, Princess of Greece and Denmark
Tatiana, a former event planner for fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg, met Prince Nikolaos in 2003 while on a ski vacation through a mutual friend. Previously, the prince had been known as a long-time bachelor. They were married August 25, 2010 in a traditional Greek ceremony.
Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales
Prince Charles briefly dated Diana’s older sister Sarah, but it was the young Diana who made an impression on the prince. They started dating when she was only 19 years old and he was over 30. Diana married Prince Charles on July 29, 1981. They divorced on August 28, 1996, and she tragically died in a car crash almost a year later on August 31, 1997.
Maxima Zorreguieta, Queen of the Netherlands
Maxima met Willem-Alexander, heir apparent to the Dutch crown, in Spain during the Seville Spring Fair. The couple said in interviews that Maxima had no idea he was a prince, and thought he was joking when he finally told her the truth. They were married on February 2, 2002, and have three daughters together. Maxima became Queen of the Netherlands as Willem-Alexander ascended to the throne on April 30 of 2013.
Lillian May Davies, Princess of Sweden
A fashion model from Wales, Lillian fell in love with Sweden’s Prince Bertil in 1943-but because she was a divorced commoner and he was still a possible heir to the throne, so they just quietly lived together for more than 30 years, until the current king gave them permission to wed, when she was 61, her groom 64.