20 Powerful Facts About Royal Prince & Princesses You Didn’t Know

1Vladimir The Great

Vladimir The Great, Prince of Kiev, considered converting from Paganism to Islam. He sent envoys to study Islam, but upon Learning that Islam forbade alcohol and pork, he got baptized himself and baptized Kiev Rus.


2Princess Diana royal status

When Princess Diana was stripped of the title ''Her Royal Highness,'' a young Prince William told his mother ''Don't worry, Mummy, I will give it back to you one day when I am a king.''


3Qutuz

Qutuz, a child prince from the Khwarezmian Empire was sold as a slave after the Mongols invaded their land and killed his family. He arrived in Egypt and rose among the ranks until he became Sultan. He then gave the Mongols one of their first major defeats in history, which became historical turning point for the Mongol supremacy.


4Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great or Princess Sophie (of a minor German principality) married a Russian prince. Soon after he was crowned emperor, she overthrew him and crowned herself Empress Catherine the Great. She annexed much of Poland (then ruled by her former lover), helped modernize Russia, and started colonizing Alaska.


5Prince Pedro

Prince Pedro of Portugal fell in love with his wife's maid, Inês de Castro. After his wife died, his father, King Afonso IV, desired he remarry but not to Inês. Pedro refused; so, the King had Inês killed. Pedro captured two of her killers and publicly executed them by tearing out their hearts.


6Prince Carl of Denmark

When Prince Carl of Denmark was offered the throne of newly independent Norway in 1905, he refused to take it unless the Norwegian people agreed that they wanted a monarchy rather than a republic. He won the resulting referendum with 79%, and became King Haakon VII.


7Wedding

Prince Philip was not allowed to invite his three sisters to his wedding to Princess (now Queen) Elizabeth in 1947, because they were all married to German noblemen, and this would have been considered inappropriate in postwar Britain.


8Princess Margaret

Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth's younger sister, almost married future Canadian prime minister John Turner. “It was ‘instant attraction … fairy tale stuff’ with the young bachelor-lawyer and there were rumors about a ‘secret visit’ to London and an order from the Queen to stop seeing him.”


9Princess Diana

Princess Diana was a descendant of Charles II via two of his illegitimate children. Since Charles II never had any legitimate children, Prince William if crowned will be the first descendant of Charles II to be a King.


10Prince William

Prince William breaks royal protocol by flying with his children on the same plane. As direct heirs to the throne, his children should fly on a separate plane in case it crashes.

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