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In Honor of Duchess Meghan's Teen Choice Award Nomination, Here's a History of Royals Performing

From Grace Kelly to Princess Beatrice (and even the Queen), there's quite a tradition of royals on stage.
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Meghan Markle—now Meghan, Duchess of Sussex—is certainly not the first stylish royal, but she is the first to be nominated for a Teen Choice Award for her personal style. Back in June, it was announced that she was up against Blake Lively, Chadwick Boseman, Harry Styles, Migos, and Zendaya for Choice Style Icon. The winner will be announced tonight when the awards ceremony is broadcast on Fox.

The Duchess probably earned her spot as the first royal nominee because of her career as an actress, but she's certainly not the first royal to perform. Here's a brief history of Princes and Princesses who've taken a turn on the stage or screen.

Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane on Suits.


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The Duchess of Sussex on Deal or No Deal in 2006.


Prince Philip did Shakespeare


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Prince Philip of Greece dressed for the Gordonstoun School's production of MacBeth, fittingly in Scotland, in 1935.

The Queen and Princess Margaret.


Hubert Tannar leads Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret in a rehearsal for the pantomime Aladdin at Windsor Castle in December 1943. They are performing the number "The Ladies Wot Oblige."

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Queen Elizabeth


Princess Elizabeth in a production of Old Mother Red Riding Boots in 1944.

Grace Kelly


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Kelly began her career in theater and went on to star in 10 movies, including Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window in 1954.

Kelly even won an Oscar.


She took home the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1954 film The Country Girl.

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Caroline of Monaco at a Dance Gala In Monaco


Princess Grace's daughter Caroline took the stage in the 1960s.

Princess Stephanie of Monaco


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Kelly's younger daughter Stephanie recorded a pop album, Besoin, in the 1980s. She performed on the French TV program TF1 in December 1986.

Princess Diana loved to dance


Lady Di famously took the stage with Wayne Sleep at the Royal Opera House and performed to Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl" in 1985.

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The Duke of Sussex


Prince Harry had a part in his nursery school's nativity play in 1987.

Prince Harry


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Meghan's husband played Conrade in a production of Much Ado about Nothing at Eton in 2003.

Princess Beatrice


In a bit of role reversal, Harry's cousin Beatrice made her acting debut as a lady-in-waiting in The Young Victoria with Emily Blunt in 2009.

Prince George


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After Prince William revealed that his son George is a fan of the popular British children's show Fireman Sam, the show's producers announced they'll include the Prince in an upcoming episode. Titled "the Prince in Pontypandy," the show "will see a four-year-old royal visit the fictional South Wales town as part of a state visit. But, when calamity strikes, he'll be forced to save the day with a helicopter."

William and Harry

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Prince William and Prince Harry filmed cameo appearances along with Tom Hardy as Stormtroopers in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the scene didn't make it into the final cut of the film. Stormtroopers have a required height of 5'11 and both Princes are over six feet tall.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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