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Royals-by-Marriage Before They Were Royal

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When Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry next spring, she'll join the ranks of commoners who have married into royal families. Here are 61 pictures of royal spouses before they tied the knot (and even though, as of this writing, every picture of Meghan is still a pre-royal picture, it's worth looking back at some of her pre-Harry pics anyway).

KATE MIDDLETON


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On a ski trip in Switzerland in 2005.

KATE MIDDLETON


Attending the wedding of Hugh van Custem and Rose Astor in 2005.

KATE MIDDLETON


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Before her graduation ceremony in 2005.

KATE MIDDLETON


At the University of St. Andrews graduation ceremony in 2005.

KATE MIDDLETON


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Shopping at the Gatcombe Park Festival of British Eventing in 2005.

KATE MIDDLETON


Stopping with her mother, Carole, in 2005.

KATE MIDDLETON


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Engaging in some rare PDA with Prince William in 2006.

KATE MIDDLETON


Watching Prince William compete in a charity polo match in 2006.

KATE MIDDLETON


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Dancing with Guy Pelly at a pre-Wimbledon party in 2006.

KATE MIDDLETON


Rocking long bangs in London in 2006.

KATE MIDDLETON


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Hanging out with Prince Harry's then-girlfriend Chelsy Davy at a charity polo match in 2006.

KATE MIDDLETON


Going out to Mahki Club in London in 2007.

KATE MIDDLETON


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Out in a denim skirt in London in 2007.

KATE MIDDLETON


Out in London in 2007.

KATE MIDDLETON


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Out in London in 2007.

MEGHAN MARKLE


Attending an event in New York in 2005.

MEGHAN MARKLE


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Grabbing swag at the pre-Emmy Style Lounge in 2005.

MEGHAN MARKLE


Modeling on Deal Or No Deal in 2006.

MEGHAN MARKLE


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At an event for the National Kidney Foundation in California in 2006.

MEGHAN MARKLE


At a Golden Globes event in 2007.

MEGHAN MARKLE


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At a Golden Globes event in 2007.

MEGHAN MARKLE


Collecting swag at a pre-Emmy gift lounge in 2009.

MEGHAN MARKLE


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At a style and beauty lounge in 2010.

MEGHAN MARKLE


In a promotional shot for the first season of Suits.

MEGHAN MARKLE


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Attending the HBO luxury lounge in 2012.

MEGHAN MARKLE


At the Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globes after party in 2012.

MEGHAN MARKLE


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At the Moth presentation of A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power in 2012.

MEGHAN MARKLE


In a promotional picture for Suits Season 2.

MEGHAN MARKLE


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At the USA Network upfront after party in New York City in 2012.

MEGHAN MARKLE


With costar Gina Torres at an event for Suits.

MEGHAN MARKLE


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At a fundraiser during the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012.

MEGHAN MARKLE


At the Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globe after party in 2013.

MEGHAN MARKLE


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Attending Elle's Women in Television celebration in West Hollywood in 2013.

MEGHAN MARKLE


Attending a New Jersey Devils/New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden in 2013.

MEGHAN MARKLE


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With Kerry Washington at an event in New York City in 2013.

MEGHAN MARKLE


In New York City in 2013.

MEGHAN MARKLE


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Fundraising in New York in 2013.

MEGHAN MARKLE


At the London premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in 2013.

MEGHAN MARKLE


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At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City in 2014.

MEGHAN MARKLE


Attending the Tracy Reese Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in 2014.

MEGHAN MARKLE


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Attending the DirecTV Beach Bowl in 2014.

MEGHAN MARKLE


With Nina Dobrev, participating in the DirecTV Beach Bowl in 2014.

MEGHAN MARKLE


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With fans in New York City in 2014.

MEGHAN MARKLE


In New York City in 2014.

MEGHAN MARKLE


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Attending World MasterCard Fashion Week in 2015.

MEGHAN MARKLE


In New York City in 2015.

GRACE KELLY


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The future Princess of Monaco when she was 18 months old.

GRACE KELLY

On vacation in Ocean City, NJ with her sister, Margaret, in 1937.

GRACE KELLY

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In an undated portrait.

GRACE KELLY

On vacation with her family in Ocean City, NJ in 1954.

GRACE KELLY

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With her Oscar for Best Actress in The Country Girl in 1955.

SOFIA HELLQVIST

Sofia Hellqvist, who married Prince Carl Philip of Sweden in 2015, becoming Princess Sofia of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland, on a red carpet in 2006.

SOFIA HELLQVIST

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At a St. Patrick's Day Party in New York City in 2008.

SOFIA HELLQVIST

Attending the 25th Women in Need Gala in New York City in 2008.

SOFIA HELLQVIST

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At the christening of Princess Estelle of Sweden in 2012.

DANIEL WESTLING

At a basketball game with Swedish Crown Princess Victoria, who he met while working as her trainer.

MARIE-CHANTAL MILLER

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The future wife of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, lounging with friends at a pool in 1991.

MASAKO OWADA

Masako Owada, who has been married to Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito for more than 20 years, as a child in New York in 1968.

MASAKO OWADA

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Skiing in the United States in 1970.

MASAKO OWADA

At her high school graduation in 1980.

MASAKO OWADA

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In 1992.

From: Harper's BAZAAR US

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

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