8 Black Women Other Than Meghan Markle Who Have Married Into Royalty

8 Black Women Other Than Meghan Markle Who Have Married Into Royalty

Actual melanin queens!

Published November 30th

Social media is rightfully abuzz with the news that American actress Meghan Markle is set to marry Prince Harry this upcoming spring. While she will officially be crowned Duchess of Sussex in May 2018, she won't technically be a princess. That, however, will not stop us from calling her one!

And while Ms. Markle will be the first (partially) Black woman to marry into Britain's royal fam, she's not the firstto marry into royalty in broad terms. In fact, we've rounded up eight other women who married into royalty prior to Prince Harry and Princess Meghan's engagement. Without further ado, take a gander at some real-life melanin queens!

  1. Countess Lei von Habsburg of Austria
  2. Princess Keisha Omilana of Nigeria
  3. Countess Nyanut von Habsburg of Austria
  4. Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho
  5. Baroness Cecile de Massy of Monaco
  6. Princess Angela of Liechtenstein
  7. Emma Thynn, Viscountess Weymouth
  8. Queen Sylvia of Buganda
  9. Ariana Austin

Written by BET Staff

(Photos From Left: FRANK ROLLITZ/REX/Shutterstock, George Pimentel/WireImage,Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

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