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#Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal engagement was announced recently, making the world swoon over their fairytale-like love story. Harry is the heir to the English throne and the fifth in the line of royal succession while Meghan is an American actress and style icon who came from meager beginnings - a classic prince meets commoner storyline.

While the world is busy talking about the extravagant preparation and the media reporting - every little bit of it - girls of all ages are dreaming of their own magical experience where they'll meet the person of their dreams and live in a royal fantasy.

And in case people are doubting the possibilities of this dream coming true, here is Getty Images' list of all-American women who married royal heirs, becoming queens, princesses, and duchesses.

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Grace Kelly

One of the most famous actresses of her time, Grace Kelly gave up her fame and never acted again after marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco in April 1956.

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Lisa Halaby

Finishing her architectural degree in Princeton, Lisa Halaby married King Hussein I of Jordan. After her spouse's death, she became the queen dowager of Jordan.

Rita Hayworth

Rita is one of the biggest movie stars from the 40s who made 61 films in the span of her 37-year career. She took a chance at marriage tying the knot with Prince Aly Khan, a direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad. They got divorced after 4 years.

Wallis Simpson

People are comparing Meghan Markle to her. Wallis was a 2-time divorcee before he married King Edward VIII. Their forbidden union stirred a major backlash for the royal family forcing Wallis to fled to France.

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In December 1936, Edward abdicated his throne to be with her. They returned to England and were named Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

Marie-Chantal Miller

Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, is the wife of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece. She was born in London but is an American citizen.

Alexandra Miller

She was married in 1995 to Prince Alexander von Fürstenberg but got divorced 2002. Formerly known as Princess Alexandra von Fürstenberg she remarried in 2015 to Dax Miller.

Caroline Lee Bouvier

Caroline is the younger sister of the late First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. She made a name for herself after marrying Poland's Prince Stanislas Radziwill in 1959 and becoming a princess.

Hope Cook

Hope is the first American women to become the "Gyalmo" of the 12th and last Chogyal of Sikkim, Palden Thondup Namgyal.

Kendra Spears

Kedra is a former American model who married Prince Rahim Aga Khan in 2013. She's now known as Princess Salwa Aga Khan.

Sarah Butler

Now known as Princess Sarah Zeid, the Texas native Sarah Butler, married Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein of Jordan in 2003.

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Julie Elizabeth Huston Ongaro

She's the daughter of a Harvard professor and was an artist until she met Prince Robert of Luxembourg whom she married in her hometown Boston in 1994

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Audrey Emery

Audrey is an American heiress and socialite who married Dmitri Pavlovich, one of the last Russian Grand Dukes.

Kelly Rondestvedt

She was an investment banker in her hometown Florida before marrying Hubertus Michael, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony in 2009.

Meghan Markle

An unofficial member of the list is Meghan Markle herself. Soon after her marriage to Prince Harry, whose proper first name is Henry, takes place, she will rise to the ranks of the British Household as Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales.

Other speculations suggest that the Queen will name Harry a Duke making Markle the Duchess. Of what Dukedom remains unknown.

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