Latin Royalty: 7 South Americans in the European monarchies

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These Latin American beauties married European royals

Latin Royalty: 7 South Americans in the European monarchies

The following Latina women have married into royalty, proving once more that the desirable mix of exotic beauty, intelligence and class, comes in abundance with Latin American women.

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1. On March 16, Prince Christian of Hanover married in a lavish ceremony his longtime love, the Peruvian beauty Alessandra de Osma. Alessandra is a lawyer and former model who met her Prince Charming as a teenager, when she was assigned as a tour guide to the Prince during one of his visits to her native Peru.

Alessandra de Osma is not the only glamorous Latin American beauty who conquered the heart of a European aristocrat and over the years, other couples have delighted us with their love stories and lavish ceremonies.

2. In 2013, heiress Tatiana Santo Domingo married Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi, the grandson of Grace Kelly and Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. Tatiana is the daughter of Colombian heir Julio Mario Santo Domingo Jr. and Brazilian socialite Vera Rechulski. She is known for her immense fortune, bohemian style and ethical fashion label, Muzungu Sisters, created in partnership with her longtime friend, Dana Alikhani.

The glamorous couple opted for a “private” ceremony- or at least not something like a fanfare as most royals do, and the bride wore a customized Missoni dress and flat sandals, staying true to her signature style.

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3. Ángela Gisela Brown Burke. In 2000, she married Prince Maximilian Nikolaus Maria of Liechtenstein in the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York City, proving to the world that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were not the first interracial royal couple.Parsons School of Design, known as Princess Angela of Lichtenstein is a Panamanian born, New York educated, former designer, who studied at

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4. Tatiana Ellinka Blatnik known as Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark, was born in Venezuela. Prior to her wedding, she was a Georgetown University graduate and worked for Diane von Fürstenberg. In August 2010 she married her Prince Charming on the island of Spetses in Greece and since then she’s conquering the hearts of the Greeks through her work with local charities and innovative approach to royalty which is less uptight and far more approachable.

5. In 2002, Buenos Aires native Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti married in a lavish ceremony, Prince Alexander-Willem of The Netherlands. Today she’s known as the glamorous Queen Máxima of The Netherlands but few royal- fans can forget her fairytale wedding when the blonde beauty wore a customized Valentino wedding dress featuring a 16-foot train.

6. María Teresa Mestre y Batista was born in Cuba and raised between New York City and Geneva. She married her soul mate- Prince Henri of Luxembourg in 1981 and today she’s known as Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. She comes from a distinguished family who's descendant of Spanish nobility. At her wedding reception, 700 distinguished guests were in attendance, including King Olav V of Norway, King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola of Belgium and Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco.

7. The Venezuelan heiress, Maria Margarita Vargas Santaella was married in 2004 to Louis Alphonse de Bourbon, Duke of Anjou- a pretender to the defunct French throne and a member of the House of Bourbon. Maria Margarita, known as the Duchess of Anjou is celebrated for her charitable efforts and commitment to her native Venezuela.

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