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American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry on May 19th (just in case you hadn’t heard), but did you know that she isn’t the first American woman to reach royalty status?

Here's a look at a few others before her who have married into a royal family.

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Wallis Simpson

Yes, I believe we have all heard the fairy tale story of the Prince who gave up his crown for love. The twice-married American socialite caused quite the controversy back in 1936. King Edward VIII of England was in love with her, but the governments of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries frowned upon their romance for moral reasons. After only 326 days as king, Edward VIII abdicated his title in 1936, saying "I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility ... without the help and support of the woman I love.” The two wed in 1937, making them the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

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Rita Hayworth

Did you know this? The Hollywood star, previously married to actor-director Orson Welles, married Prince Aly Khan in 1949. Khan and Hayworth's marriage lasted less than four years, but they had a daughter together — philanthropist Yasmin Aga Khan.

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Grace Kelly

And who can forget, the film star who left behind her Hollywood career to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956? The duo originally met when Kelly was in France for the Cannes Film Festival, and they did a staged photo shoot at his palace. The pair married one week after she finished filming what would be her last film, High Society. Kelly and Rainier were married for 26 years until Kelly was tragically killed in a fatal car crash.

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Lee Radziwill

Lee Radziwill, born Caroline Lee Bouvier, was Jackie Kennedy's younger sister. She married Polish Prince Stanislaw Albrecht Radziwill in 1959. Stanislaw’s family was left poor after the German invasion, but he married a Swiss heiress and eventually became wealthy in real estate. Lee was his third wife and the two lived together in 4 Buckingham Palace — a house near the royal palace. They divorced in 1974, though.

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Hope Cooke

The New York socialite met Prince Palden Thondup Namgyal of Sikkim while she was an Asian studies student at Sarah Lawrence College. The two were quickly engaged and married in 1963. However, it wasn’t a fairytale ending for them — in 1975, Sikkim was annexed to India and the pair were officially divorced by 1980.

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Diane von Fürstenberg

Yes, that Diane von Fürstenberg. The designer, formerly Diane Halfin, married Prince Egon von Fürstenberg in 1969, but their marriage only lasted three years. Another American also married into their royal family — Alexandra Miller married Prince Egon's son, Alexander, in 1995, but the couple separated in 2002 and divorced.

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Queen Noor

Princeton-graduate Lisa Halaby met King Hussein of Jordan while working with Royal Jordanian Airlines. They got married in 1978 and Halaby took the name Queen Noor, which means “light” in Arabic. Together they had four children and were married until the King died in 1999.

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Marie Chantal Miller

Duty-free-shopping heiress Marie Chantal Miller met Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece on a blind date in 1992. The pair wed in 1995, making Pavlos the first European crown prince in his generation to marry someone who was a commoner. Miller became Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Greece, Princess of Denmark. They are still married with five children.

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Kelly Rondestvedt

American investment banker Kelly Rondestvedt married Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Hubertus Michael in 2009. Prince Albert and Queen Victoria are also notable members of this royal house.

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Kendra Spears

The Seattle native and former face of Prada, Chanel and other top brands became a Princess when she married Prince Rahim Aga Khan in 2013. She’s now known as Princess Salwa Aga Khan, and the couple have two children together.

Thank you to Forbes Magazine for this information.