America, like the rest of the world, got the royal fever when Catherine and Prince William wed last year. But The Royal Wedding wasn't the only royal wedding.
We tend to forget, but there are twelve different monarchies in Europe (including Vatican City, where the Pope is the "king") not to mention kings, princes and princesses across the Middle East (Queen Rania, anyone?), Asia and Africa. Then there are those, like our dear Prince Lorenzo Borghese, who are born with the royal prefix despite having no ruling power.
Which means Royal Power Couple Will and Kate will just have to scooch over and share the spotlight: there are plenty of other royals getting married all the time. Here's a look at some of our favorites who tied the knot in 2011, from the high-profile union of Prince Albert II and Charlene of Monaco to the ultra-adorable King and Queen of Bhutan.
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The former Olympic swimmer, who hails from South Africa, married Prince Albert II of Monaco on July 1, 2011 in a civil ceremony. There were rumors Charlene had cold feet before the wedding but the couple said "oui," got hitched and have been spotted at different affairs together over the year. (AFP)
The German couple married on June 18, 2011. The bride had an "oops" moment when she forgot her bouquet and had to wait 15 minutes for an aide to fetch it before she got married. (Getty photo)
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Phillips is first cousin's with Prince William and Harry. She and Tindall, a pro rugby player, married on July 30, 2011 with a low-key ceremony attended by the British royal family. (AFP photo)
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The German couple married on August 27, 2011. Since there is no longer a German monarch and both are actually working consultants, the wedding was not as highly publicized... but they still got a red carpet and a horse-and-buggy. (Getty photo)
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He is the King Bhutan and she was a commoner. The wedding, held on October 15, 2011, was Bhutan's largest media event in history. No foreign dignitaries were invited and the wedding was held in traditional style with the "blessings of the guardian deities." (Getty photo)