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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.
Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.
Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.
2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)
Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.
Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.
3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)
You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.
Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.
4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)
Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.
Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.
5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)
Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.
Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.
6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)
Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.
Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.
7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting
Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.
8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)
Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.
Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.
9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)
Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.
Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.
Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.
I am so lucky to have you in my life. I wish everyone had a best friend like you to be inspired by. The powerful, genuine thoughts you have recently started sharing on social media have inspired me to look at life in a different way. Your honesty in every post shows how strong you have become in the short year that I have known you. You are simply an amazing human being and I do not know what I did to deserve someone like you to be in my life.
I met Bella over a year ago through my long-time best friend, Zoie. Bella was going through a bit of a rough patch, so Zoie and I went on a run to take her a "comfort slurpee" from Speedway. Since that day, she and her family have been the most welcoming household I know of besides my own. From the rave-themed birthday party we hosted with only the three of us in attendance, to our simple movie nights and dinner dates, you have been one of my go-to gal pals since that very first day.
Fast forward to June 2018: in a little over one short month, my sweet friend, Bella Malatesta, known as iam.becoming on Instagram, has gained almost 4,000 followers on her new blog celebrating her personal awakening. She has turned a simple Instagram account into a personal blog, featuring her inspirational and thought-provoking views and feelings. Yes, there are already plenty of "Instagram girls" who are fun to follow for their aesthetically-pleasing feeds and good looks, but Bella's account is special. With iam.becoming you get a glimpse into Bella's beautiful soul, as well as all the usual perks of following an "Instagram girl".
Bella's posts always begin with "I am." which is a powerful phrase that is created by her initials. This phrase has become something of a mantra for both Bella and her followers. "I am." inspires you to think in such a way that you feel empowered to be anything you want to be.
"Unapologetically Me" is my favorite post that Bella has far created thus far. I highly suggest that anyone who reads this letter takes a look at that post. As the name suggests, the post reflects on how Bella came to realize that it is okay to be yourself, an idea that many girls struggle with as young adults. Bella's inspirational posts have already inspired many girls in our local area. She has received many many direct messages and comments of encouragement from friends and some people she has never even met. The support she is receiving is unreal and I am so proud of the person she has chosen to be.
I have read all off her posts word for word and not one has disappointed me. I am so lucky to know a girl who has chosen to live her life in a positive way instead of focusing on the negatives. It takes a strong, independent person to have the confidence to post these very private thoughts, all with the knowledge that she could be judged for those very thoughts by her peers.
Bella, I encourage you to continue iam.becoming for many years; see where it takes you and the incredible platform you will build. Keep growing beyond the beautiful person you are today. I am so thankful to have a continuing friendship with someone like you. "I am." thankful to personally know Isabella Malatesta.