Meet 3 royal couples you've probably never heard of - and discover their unique love stories


Jazmin Grace Grimaldi and Ian Mellencamp

Didn't know Prince Albert had a 26-year-old daughter? Yes, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi is the daughter of Tamara Rotolo and the Prince, now married to SA swimmer Charlene Wittstock, Princess of Monaco. The young Jazmin is dating musician Ian Mellencamp (the nephew of rock royalty - John Mellencamp). 

They couple clicked over a shared love of music as Jazmin is also a singer. They have been together since October 2016. 

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Joel Makonnen, great-grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia (he's fifth in line to the throne) and his American wife Ariana Austin

According to The Observer, the two met in a nightclub - a dingy one in Washington, D.C. His pick-up line? “You’re going to be my girlfriend.” 

Like the confidence. 

READ MORE: 6 happy couples tell us how they met 

They were married in a traditional Ethiopian ceremony in 2017 in the US. 

High atop of Addis at Entoto Mariam with @chezariana #addis2017

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Princess Nivritti Kumari and Prince Lakshyaraj Singh of Mewar

Both hailing from very distinguished families, the couple married in 2014.

According to the Times of India, the two met during the marriage of Lakshyaraj's elder sister Padmaja. Apparently not love at first sight, the families soon nudged them closer until they both discovered they shared a love for politics in particular. 

Compulsory #London #Selfie at our favourite #breakfast place #Roni'scafe !!!

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