For a while there, it seemed like the whole world was obsessed with the royal wedding. People on every continent hung on every detail of the nuptials, from the dress, to the guest list, to the honeymoon. Even after the fact, tabloids can’t stop reporting on Kate Middleton’s grocery trips (she does them herself!) or the partying/shopping/dating-habits of the royal sister-in-law.
At this point, we all know enough about the royal couple and their immediate families, so we decided to see what other royalty from around the world are doing outside of their stately duties or what they did before marrying into it.
Here are some royalty from the around the world and their real-life jobs:
Royal title: H.R.H. Princess Madeleine, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
Occupation: Student and philanthropist
Princess Madeleine has dabbled in several fields of study, including law, architecture and design. Most recently she began work on a postgraduate Organization and Leadership degree. She also is an active member of the World Childhood Foundation, an organization that works to prevent sexual abuse of children and help its victims.
Royal title: Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg
Occupation: The prince is the third child of Luxembourg’s Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, but he is also a successful businessperson. He currently sits on the board of directors of ArcelorMittal, a steel manufacturer based in Luxembourg.
Royal title: Princess Angela of Liechtenstein
Occupation: Former fashion manager
Before she married Prince Maximilian in 2000, Princess Angela was a standout student at the competitive Parson’s School of Design. She then served as fashion manager for designer Adrienne Vittadini.
Royal title: Prince Joachim of Denmark, Count of Monpezat
Occupation: Agricultural business operator, military reserves
Although Prince Joachim is royalty, he is sixth in line to the Danish throne, so having a career is probably a good idea. The prince spent many years in the Danish military, spending eight years as squadron commander, and today remains an active member of the reserve. He also owns and operates Schackenborg Manor, an active farm where he also resides.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Royal title: Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates
Occupation: Real estate developer, jockey
Although the prime minister had a hand in making the 2,717 foot-high Burj Dubai a reality, also known as the tallest structure in the world, Sheikh Mohammed’s true passion is in horse racing. He not only owns an Australian racing empire, but he also races the horses himself. In fact, he won the silver medal in 2010’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games’ Endurance competition.
Meanwhile, in the U.S.
Although we don’t officially have any royalty in the United States, we do have some political families who are as close as we can come to royalty. In the past, the Kennedys were the family to beat, but now it seems as if the Bush and Clinton families have begun their own dynasty. Think about it – can you remember a time when one of these political families wasn’t involved in politics? For the sake of not feeling left out, here are two women who could be part of a new American royalty. (Sorry, Sasha and Malia, but you’re too young to make the list.)
Royal title: Chelsea Clinton
Clinton’s most notable achievement could be that she grew up in the public eye and turned out to be an intelligent, seemingly normal person. However, already armed with one undergraduate degree and two masters, Clinton is currently studying for her Ph.D. at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. She also served as a consultant and for a hedge fund prior to returning to school.
Jenna Bush Hager
Royal title: Jenna Bush Hager
Occupation: Teacher, television correspondent
Like Chelsea Clinton, Hager spent eight years growing up in the White House and went on to have a successful career. Not only is Hager a teacher in a Baltimore charter school, but she’s also a correspondent for NBC’s morning show “Today.”
Did we leave anyone you care about off of the list? Who else would you consider to be American royalty?