The days of ruling monarchies may well be dim and distant memories in much of the world, but there are still several royal families around. And while it’s not necessary to be beautiful to be a princess, quite a few women with that title are undeniably good-looking. So, too, are many other female royals – such as these 40, for instance…
40. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Formerly known as Kate Middleton, Catherine’s winning smile featured strongly in one of the most heavily publicized royal weddings in decades, when she married Prince William in 2011. The couple’s antics are still keenly observed by the world’s media, too, with much having been made of the births of their children: Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte.
39. Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway
The backgrounds of those who marry into royalty are often closely scrutinized, and that was certainly the case with Mette-Marit. Before becoming engaged to Prince Haakon Magnus in 2000, she was a single mom from a poor family, working in coffee shops. And while some Norwegians were critical of the prince’s choice, the couple nevertheless married the following year and are still going strong. The crown princess appears to have beauty within, too, as she has used her position to engage in humanitarian work.