Not all princesses wait for their fairy godmothers to make their magical fashion dreams come to life. Believe it or not, some modern-day royals actually work their way to pursuing their passion. And what with all the lovely shoes and dresses that they get to wear on a daily basis, it shouldn’t be a surprise that a number of them have a soft spot for fashion. Meet five women of royalty who have tried their hands at working in the fashion industry.
1. Lady Amelia Windsor
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On the April 2010 cover of Tatler, the 20-year-old granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth’s cousin was hailed as “the most beautiful member of the royal family.” She is currently studying at Edinburgh University and used to intern at Chanel in Paris. She was once quoted, “It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. To see how much goes into making a fashion business is quite exciting.”
2. Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark
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Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark graduated from Aiglon College in Switzerland. She then finished Sociology in Georgetown University, and three years after (she was 26 then), she worked with Diane von Furstenberg’s fashion house as a public relations consultant and event organizer.
3. Princess Stephanie of Monaco
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This princess was born with fervor for fashion. She worked as an intern at the haute couture house of Christian Dior when Marc Bohan was creative director. After a year of interning at the fashion label, she even produced her very own swimsuit collection.
4. Princess Talita von Furstenberg
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Just like Lady Amelia, Princess Talita regularly gets featured on magazine covers, but another thing that kept her busy apart from modeling was when she interned for Teen Vogue. Also, she has been very active in her grandmother’s fashion house, DVF.
5. Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece
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While the others enjoy working under big-ticket labels, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece is having the time of her life with her own children’s wear line. After studying History of Art at the New York University for a year (she dropped out when Crown Prince Paylos of Greece proposed to her during a Christmas holiday in Switzerland), she pursued her love for fashion and grew a namesake brand all over London, Guam, Hawaii, and New York.
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