It's no secret that royalties like to marry young. The past few years have seen a succession of young royals settling down and tying the knot. From the Casiraghi princes to the Swedish Prince Carl Philip, it seems our list for a fairy tale ending is getting shorter by the minute. But as the saying goes: "when one royal ties the knot, another emerges from the palace" or something to that effect. This is not the time to stop dreaming for a happily-ever-after! Here's our roundup of the world's rising royals you need to keep an eye on. They're young, rich, powerful, and most importantly, single.

The Princesses

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Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark
Birthdate:
July 25, 1996 (age 20)
Education: Parsons School of Design
Maria-Olympia can be spotted on fashion spreads in top magazines, as well as the haute-couture circuit alongside her celebrity friends. The daughter of Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece is your definitive SoHo girl. She is a self-confessed designer addict and actively documents her globetrotting lifestyle on Instagram, which has amassed over 96.5K followers. The New York native was also rumoured to be romantically involved with Prince Harry during his pre-Markle days.

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Lady Amelia Windsor of England
Birthdate:
August 24, 1995 (age 21)
Education: University of Edinburgh
Recently turning 21, Lady Amelia is fast-gaining a reputation as the new royal rebel, rivaling her cousin Prince Harry in his younger years. The Duke of Kent’s granddaughter has kept a relatively low profile until her grand debut on the cover of Tatler’s April issue this year. It appears she’s now setting her sight on getting into the modeling and acting industry.

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Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand
Born:
January 8, 1987 (age 29)
Education: Chulalongkorn University
Another fashion princess on the list is our nation’s very own Princess Sirivannavari. The princess is a front-row regular at international fashion weeks and runs her own high-end label SIRIVANNAVARI. Adding to the list of accomplishments, she brought home a team gold after representing the Thai national badminton team at the 23rd South East Asian Games.

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Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg
Birthdate:
February 16, 1991 (age 25)
Education: Franciscan University of Steubenville
Known for her love of literature and sports, Princess Alexandra is often seen on the tennis court as a member of the university’s tennis varsity team. She is also multilingual and is fluent in Luxembourgish, French, English and Spanish and has a good knowledge in German and Italian. Note her similarity to Duchess Kate Middleton and you have a true royal package. Matchpoint.

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Princess Beatrice of York
Birthdate: 
August 8, 1988 (age 28)
Education: University of London
No stranger to the tabloids, the daughter of Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York has been in the British public eye since her teenage years. It seems the fiery royal is on a streak of trying new things this year after leaving her business consultant position at a Manhattan investment firm to pursue her own start-up, as well as ending her relationship with long-time beau Dave Clark in July.

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Princess Mako of Akishino
Birthdate: October 23, 1991 (age 25)
Education:  International Christian University, University of Leicester, University of Edinburgh
The eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, Princess Mako is regarded as one of Japan’s most popular style icons. Her interest in art and architecture has led her to taking up a post as a project researcher at the University of Tokyo’s museum. The Japanese royal made headlines when she opted to remain anonymous during her studies at the University of Leicester. It wasn’t until a year later that her fellow classmates realised that there was a princess among them all along.

The Princes

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Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoléon of France
Birthdate:
 July 11, 1986 (age 30)
Education:  HEC School of Management, Harvard University
He's got the classic Prince Charming face cut straight from your favourite Disney films. Jean-Christophe is the great-great-great-great-nephew of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and is a direct descendant of  King Louis XV on his mother's side. The 30 year-old previously worked in investment banking in New York City, but is currently in his second year for an MBA at Harvard Business School. 

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Nicholas Medforth-Mills of Romania
Birthdate: 
April 1, 1985 (age 31)
Education: University of London
The down-to-earth Romanian royalty has long been a staunt environmentalist, passionate cyclist, and advocate for children charities. Sounds like a complete package, right? Here's a little caveat. This charmer was once in-line for the throne, but in a controversial Game of Thrones-esque move, was stripped of his title last year. While, he no longer have the prince prefix, it seems he still has the heart of the Romanian public and of course, ours as well. 

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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of UAE
Birthdate: 
November 14, 1982 (age 34)
Education:  Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, London School of Economics
Not one for waiting in line? Here's a Crown Prince for you. He is also a true romantic, publishing poems under the name Fazza. Apart from his artistic side, Sheikh Hamdan is also an enthusiastic sportsman and regularly participates in extreme sports. Just browse through his Instagram, which has over 4.3 million followers, for a taste of his thrill-seeking lifestyle.

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Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark
Birthdate: 
April 26, 1986 (age 30)
Education: Georgetown University
Here's another camera-shy royal, who prefers to keep a low-profile. The elusive prince, however, can sometimes be spotted on Wall Street in New York City after carving out a successful career in hedge fund. Prince Philippos is the youngest son of King Constantine of Greece and Queen Anne-Marie of Denmark and is first cousin with King Felipe VI of Spain. Now, that's a cross-country connection you might enjoy.

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Prince Lorenzo Borghese
Birthdate: 
June 9, 1972 (age 44)
Education: Rollins College, Fordham University
A member of Italy's Borgehese family, this American-Italian royal blood has one colourful resume. Apart from being a high-end cosmetics entrepreneur, he also founded Animal Aid USA, a not-for-profit organisation helping to end animal cruelty. But his claim to fame does not escape his television debut as the main man of 2006 ABC's hit reality dating show, The Bachelor.  You'll need a rose for this one.

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Prince Sébastien Henri Marie Guillaume of Luxembourg
Birthdate:
April 16, 1992 (age 24)
Education:  Franciscan University of Steubenville
The 24-year-old is the youngest son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria and the younger brother of Princess Alexandra, also featured on the list. The young prince recently graduated with a degree in International Business, Marketing and Communications. He is also known as a keen sportsman and an avid outdoors adventurer.

Want more? Check out Prince Mateen  of Brunei who has his own list here

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