Royal Report: 6 Regal Black Women Around the World

In honor of the British royal wedding, we highlight royal women of color--from princesses to socialites to businesswomen

 

Princess Angela of Liechtenstein

Princess Angela (born Angela Gisela Brown) was a standout graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York and worked as a fashion director for Adrienne Vittadini, before marrying Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein in January 2000. This Afro-Panamanian beauty also started her own line, A. Brown, which she headed for three years. The couple wed at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York, after reportedly meeting a few years earlier at a reception in the city. The princess wore a white dress which she designed and the same Kinsky royal-jeweled tiara that Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein wore when she married Philipp von Lattorff in June 1999.

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  • jacqueline

    THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS WOMEN OF COLOUR IN AFRICA. 99% OF WOMEN IN AFRICA ARE BLACK. IF AN ISSUE SUCH AS COLOUR COMES UP, IT IS USED FOR THE FOREIGNERS ON THE CONTINENT. [ie. anglo-europreans and asians]

    THE EXPRESSION ‘WOMEN OF COLOUR’ IS AN EXPRESSION THAT HARKENS BACK TO THE[ghastly]SLAVERY EXPERIENCE OF THE PAST. IT IS AN EXPRESSION THAT IS ALIEN TO US AFRICANS IN AFRICA.

    THERE ARE MANY ROYAL HOUSES IN AFRICA. I AM PERSONALLY FROM NIGERIA, AND WE HAVE MASSIVE ROYAL HOUSES IN OUR MAJOR TRIBES[the smaller tribes also have smaller royal houses] WHICH GO CENTURIES BACK IN HISTORY.

    FOR INSTANCE THE IGBO TRIBE WHICH BELONGS TO THE GREAT AND ANCIENT KINGDOM OF NRI. IT’S 1ST KING WAS NAMED ‘ERI’–HE RULED FROM 948AD-1041AD [BEFORE THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY-okay!]THE PRESENT KING IS ‘EZE NRI ENWELEANA II OBIDIEGWU ONYESO.

    WE ALSO HAVE THE BINI KINGDOM IN NIGERIA HAS THE KING WHO IS REFERRED TO AS THE ‘OBA OF BENIN’THE 1ST OBA WAS ‘EWEKA I’ WHO REIGNED FROM 1180-1246AD.THE PRESENT OBA IS ‘EREDIAUWA’ THIS WAS AROUND THE TIME OF THE BEGINNING OF THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY.

    THESE ROYAL HOUSES [to mention a few...as there are many more...]HAVE VERY WELL EDUCATED WORLD CLASS PRINCES AND PRINCESSES…

    AS YOU KNOW, AFRICA IS A CONTINENT DEPLY IMMERSED IN ITS HISTORY AND CULTURAL TRADITIONS.

    ENOUGH SAID!!!

  • jacqueline

    OH I FORGOT TO ADD THAT THE ROYAL HOUSE OF SWAZILAND WHICH IS THE ONLY SURVIVING ABSOLUTE MONARCHY IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD. NO PRIME MINISTER..OR OTHER POWER SHARING BUSINESS — YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.

    THE KING IS ‘Mswati III’. HE HAS 13 WIVES[at the last count] AND MANY CHILDREN.

    IT IS OUR AFRICAN CULTURE, AND WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR HISTORY/CULTURE/HERITAGE/ AND LEGACY.