Strict dinner party for the royals 3. Getty Read More How to parent exactly like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - from giving birth to child discipline As with the best stories, she had no idea he was heir to the Danish throne. The couple conducted a long-distance relationship for the first year, with Mary then moving to Denmark in Two years later the pair were engaged.
Mary has also mastered the Danish language, and was able to come up with a quick-witted retort two years ago when one man passed wind very loudly during a speech she was making. King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain This is a royal romance which raised a few eyebrows at the time it was made public. Letizia is the first Spanish commoner to ever have become queen.
Not only that, but she was also a divorced TV reporter and presenter who'd had a live-in boyfriend. This may not sound like a big deal, but it was pretty unprecedented at the time and, to some extent, still is. Getty Read More The two met at a dinner party thrown by a mutual friend but their romance got off to a shaky start after Letizia initially turned him down for date.
It took Felipe four more attempts before she agreed. They went public with their relationship in , n announcement which took the public by surprise, owing to the fact Letizia was divorced. But because her first marriage was only a civil ceremony, the Catholic Church didn't demand an annulment for the couple to marry, which they did in News of their relationship broke in and in an interview with a Japanese newspaper in she said: Getty Four years later their engagement was announced and the couple wed in The couple have two children together.
Both Victoria's sister, Madeleine, and brother Carl Philip also married non-titled partners. Read More The King of the Netherlands has had a secret job for the last 20 years - outside of ruling his country Other notable marriages between royals and non-royals are Emperor Akihito and Michiko Shoda, whose marriage broke with years of tradition. His son, Crown Prince Naruhito followed suit with his wife, asako Owada, who was a budding diplomat before marrying into the Japanese royal family in Like us on Facebook.