European Royals You Should Follow On Instagram
It used to be that royals were extremely private in their personal lives—with that much time spent in the limelight, it's not hard to see why. But times are changing with the new generation, and it's almost difficult to keep them away from social media. With Princess Beatrice's private Instagram account recently leaked (@beayork), we wouldn't be surprised if Prince Harry or Meghan had secret social media accounts hidden away. Even the Queen published her first Instagram post in March this year!
And because we are always curious for a peek into the charmed lives of these blue-bloods, we have compiled a comprehensive list of modern royals from Europe, each of them with a fascinating ancestry. Here's who to follow on Instagram.
1/21 Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece
Who she is The Crown Princess is the mother of five—Princess Maria-Olympia, Prince Constantine-Alexios, Prince Achileas-Andreas, Prince Odysseas-Kimon, and Prince Aristidis-Stavros. She is also the founder and creative director of her eponymous childrenswear label Marie-Chantal, which she launched in 2000.
Pedigree Marie-Chantal is the daughter of billionaire Robert Warren Miller. A princess by marriage, her husband is Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, who is the eldest son of Constantine II of Greece and Anne-Marie of Denmark.
Fun fact Marie-Chantal was born in London but grew up studying in Hong Kong, Switzerland, Paris, and finally New York, where she was pursuing a degree in History of Art at New York University before Crown Prince Pavlos proposed to her.
Follow her @mariechantal22
2/21 Princess Olympia of Greece
Who she is A socialite and model, Princess Olympia of Greece is represented by United Entertainment. She’s known to be the resident wild child of the European royal set, often spotted partying in the company of her socialite friends like Nikki and Paris Hilton, as well as Poppy Delevingne. The 22-year-old graduated from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualised Study this year.
Pedigree The eldest daughter of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece. Her grandfather is Constantine II, the last king of Greece.
Fun fact Olympia is the goddaughter of Prince Charles and was rumoured to be romantically linked to Prince Harry in 2016.
Follow her @olympiagreece
3/21 Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece
Who he is Known as "Tino" to friends and family, Prince Constantine Alexios was born in New York and raised in England, where he attended Wellington College in Berkshire. The 20-year-old is now enrolled in Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and is very passionate about photography and art, as seen on his Instagram page.
Pedigree He is the second child of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece. His grandfather is Constantine II, the last king of Greece.
Fun fact He is the godson of Prince William.
Follow him @alexiosgreece
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4/21 Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece
Who he is Like his elder brother, 18-year-old Prince Achileas grew up in London, where he was educated at Wellington College in Berkshire. Because the family relocated to the United States, Achileas attended high school in New York, where he graduated in June this year. The young royal will start attending New York University in September.
Pedigree He is the third child of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece. His grandfather is Constantine II, the last king of Greece.
Fun fact He made his acting debut on American television soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, which his aunt Princess Theodora of Greece is also part of.
Follow him @achi_of_greece
5/21 Princess Theodora of Greece
Who she is Princess Theodora of Greece is ninth in line to the now-defunct Greek throne. After graduating from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts, she undertook graduate studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Theodora is now an actress based in Los Angeles, where she goes by Theodora Greece. She also announced her engagement to attorney Matthew Kumar late last year.
Pedigree She is the youngest daughter of Constantine II of Greece and Anne-Marie of Denmark.
Fun fact Queen Elizabeth is her godmother, and she is the cousin of Felipe VI of Spain and Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark.
Follow her @tgreece
6/21 Pauline Ducruet
Who she is The second child of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco and Daniel Ducruet, Pauline is also the niece of Prince Albert II and 16th in line for the throne. The 25-year-old was raised in Monaco before moving to New York, where she studied fashion design at Parsons The New School for Design. She is now a fashion designer for her unisex brand, Alter Designs.
Pedigree The granddaughter of Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly.
Fun fact The royal was also a competitive diver and represented Monaco in the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore.
Follow her @paulinedcrt
7/21 Camille Gottlieb
Who she is The half-sister of Pauline Ducrue, Camille is Princess Stéphanie’s youngest child with former palace guard Jean Raymond Gottlieb. Based in Monte Carlo, the 20-year-old is the founder of Be Safe Monaco, an association fighting against drinking and driving. She has often been compared to her grandmother Grace Kelly for their striking resemblance.
Pedigree The granddaughter of Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly.
Fun fact The animal lover spent three years growing up on a circus when her mother dated an elephant trainer.
Follow her @camillerosegottlieb
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8/21 Princess Talita Natasha von Fürstenberg
Who she is An American socialite, fashion designer and model, 20-year-old Princess Talita is the muse for her grandmother's fashion house, DVF. In April this year, she launched her own younger line for the brand, called TVF. She is currently pursuing a degree in international relations at Georgetown University, which her cousin Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece also attends.
Pedigree Born to Prince Alexander von Fürstenberg and Alexandra Miller, Talita is the granddaughter of Diane von Fürstenberg and Prince Egon von Fürstenberg as well as billionaire Robert Warren Miller.
Fun fact The young royal worked as an intern for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2016.
Follow her @tvf
9/21 Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis
Who she is A royal of German descent, Princess Elisabeth hails from one of Germany's wealthiest families and is now based in London. She has been a style editor-at-large for Vogue magazine since 2012, and she is also the author of The Faith of Children: in Praise of the People's Devotion which discusses Catholic devotion. The royal was made a Dame of the Order of Malta in 2009.
Pedigree She is the middle child of Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn und Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schönburg-Glauchau.
Fun fact A frequent guest at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch with her siblings, Elisabeth has openly defended the late pop singer's character, writing on her blog that she couldn't "imagine [him] hurting a fly".
Follow her @elisabethtnt
10/21 Marius Borg Høiby
Who he is Just two years old when his mother met and fell in love with Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, Marius Borg's royal status is the result of an unlikely union between a commoner and a prince—way before the world went crazy for Harry and Meghan. He is currently pursuing a business degree at an unspecified college in California.
Pedigree The eldest son of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and stepson of Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
Fun fact On his 20th birthday, Marius released a statement expressing his wish to stay out of the public eye. His portrait and biography have since been removed from the royal website, but his Instagram remains updated with his latest exploits.
Follow him @marius_borg
11/21 Princess Eugenie of York
Who She is 10th in line to the throne, Princess Eugenie is not a working royal despite occasionally making official appearances. She works as a director at the Hauser & Wirth art gallery, and is also the co-founder of The Anti-Slavery Collective. She married her longtime boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank in an extravagant wedding last year.
Pedigree The second daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
Fun fact She is the only one of Queen Elizabeth's grandchildren not to be baptised in the Lily Font, and the first royal baby to have a public christening.
Follow her @princesseugenie
12/21 Samuel Chatto
Who he is Twenty-fifth in line to the throne of England, Samuel Chatto graduated last year from the University of Edinburgh, where he studied History of Art. The 22-year-old is now a ceramic artist who runs his own studio in West Sussex, having completed a six-week apprenticeship with Jenny Mackenzie Ross of Northshore Pottery.
Pedigree Samuel is the son of Lady Sarah Chatto and the grandson of Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
Fun fact The royal is now a qualified yoga instructor, after spending six weeks in India earlier this year as part of his 200-hour yoga teacher training.
Follow him @samchatto
13/21 Arthur Chatto
Who he is Arthur Chatto is 26th in line for the British throne, and he has followed the footsteps of his second cousins Prince William and Prince Harry in attending Eton College. While studying there, he has also taken part in the Combined Cadet Force. In 2012, he served as a page boy at the Order of The British Empire service, carrying the Queen's train.
Pedigree Arthur is the son of Lady Sarah Chatto, and the grandson of Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
Fun fact Passionate about fitness, Arthur caused a stir last year for posting his shirtless selfies, which has since earned him 132k followers on Instagram.
Follow him @artchatto
14/21 Lady Amelia Windsor
Who she is Currently 39th in line to the British throne, Lady Amelia Windsor is a socialite, model, and contributing fashion editor at Tatler.com. Tatler UK has dubbed her the "most beautiful royal", and the 23-year-old model was named the face of British makeup brand Illamasqua in October last year.
Pedigree The youngest child of George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews, and Sylvana Tomaselli, and granddaughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent.
Fun fact Amelia was presented to society at le Bal des débutantes in 2013—that's the same year Singaporean socialites Rebecca Eu and Cheryl Cheong attended.
Follow her @amelwindsor
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15/21 Lady Kitty Spencer
Who she is Known for her striking resemblance to her aunt—the late Lady Diana, Princess of Wales—27-year-old Lady Kitty Spencer is a socialite and model, represented by Storm Management, the agency that discovered Kate Moss. Prior to walking for Dolce & Gabbana's autumn/winter 2018 Secrets & Diamonds show, the English beauty has already starred in the Italian house's spring 2018 campaign. Lady Kitty Spencer is also a philanthropist, serving as an ambassador for charity Centrepoint and trustee of the military charity Give Us Time.
Pedigree The eldest daughter of Earl Charles Spencer and former model, Victoria Lockwood.
Fun fact The Lady made her modelling debut as cover girl for Tatler UK's December 2015 issue.
Follow her @kitty.spencer
16/21 Lady Violet Manners
Who she is The eldest of the Manners sisters—dubbed the Kardashians of UK—24-year-old Lady Violet Manners works as a creative and marketing strategy consultant and also models, like her aristocrat best friend, Lady Kitty Spencer.
Pedigree The eldest daughter of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Rutland, David and Emma Manners.
Fun fact Lady Manners was chided for her lack thereof in 2015, when she posted a letter of complaint online, from her neighbour who claimed that the ruckus from the Manners sisters’ house parties kept them up at night.
Follow her @mannersviolet
17/21 Lady Alice Manners
Who she is Though she is known to be the party girl of the Manners sisters—comparable to Prince Harry in his pre-Markle days—Lady Alice Manners isn’t just another party-hopping socialite. The 22-year-old has also made a name for herself in fashion, with gigs in both styling and modeling. She also contributes to The Sunday Telegraph's Country Style column.The Leni’s Models artiste has also posed for Bare Minerals, Matthew Williamson, and Ralph Lauren.
Pedigree The second daughter of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Rutland, David and Emma Manners.
Fun fact Lady Alice Manners is currently dating Otis Ferry, the son of singer and songwriter, Bryan Ferry. The pair opted to celebrate Valentine’s Day last year in the strangest way possible—by setting fire to their couch.
Follow her @mannersalice
18/21 Lady Eliza Manners
Who she is The youngest amongst the Manners sisters, Lady Eliza Manners is a free spirit, as she revealed in an interview with Country & Town House. Her sisters call her the rebel and the most musically-inclined of the three. The 20-year-old aspires to be a singer and plans to pursue an acting course in New York during her gap year.
Pedigree The youngest daughter of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Rutland, David and Emma Manners.
Fun fact Lady Eliza Manners has a tattoo in memory of Kate Pacey, a former housekeeper of the Belvoir Castle who raised her father Duke David Manners.
Follow her @elizamanners
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19/21 Viscountess Emma Thynn Weymouth
Who she is Married to Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth and heir to the 7th Marquess of Bath, the Viscountess Emma Weymouth is also a chef and model, adapting historical recipes on her online cooking show from the kitchens of the Longleat estate. The 31-year-old works as a brand ambassador for Italian fashion label Fiorucci and also walked for Dolce & Gabbana in the spring/summer 2018 Secret Show and recent autumn/winter 2018 Secret & Diamonds Show.
Pedigree The Viscountess is the daughter of Nigerian oil magnate Chief Oladipo Jadesimi and English socialite Suzanna McQuiston.
Fun fact When her husband inherits the title of Marquess of Bath, Emma Weymouth will become the first marchioness of colour in the history of Britain.
Follow her @emmaweymouth
20/21 Idina Moncreiffe
Who she is Hailing from Scottish aristocracy, 26-year-old Idina Moncreiffe is an artist and model, gracing the pages of Tatler, Nylon, and Vogue and walking the runways for New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, and most recently Milan Fashion Week.
Pedigree Eldest daughter of Moncreiffe of that Ilk, baron of Easter Moncreiffe and Chief of Clan Moncreiffe, and Miranda Mary Fox-Pitt, a descendant of General Augustus Pitt Rivers.
Fun fact Idina has another Instagram account (@idinamoncreiffe) dedicated to posting her artworks, boasting 23.5k followers.
Follow her @idinamaymoncreiffe
21/21 Eleonore Von Habsburg
Who she is Of royal Austrian heritage, Eleonore Von Habsburg is a socialite and fashion model, modelling for Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer 2018 campaign and walking for the autumn/winter 2018 Secret & Diamonds Show. The 24-year-old is dating Jérôme D’Ambrosio, who is a Formula E driver for Dragon Racing and brand ambassador for Visa, Julius Baer and Hugo Boss.
Pedigree Daughter of politician and head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, Karl Von Habsburg and Baroness Francesca von Habsburg-Lothringen.
Fun fact Eleonore is the great-granddaughter of the last Emperor and Empress of Austria, Charles I of Austria and Zita of Bourbon-Parma.
Follow her @eleonorehabsburg