With the entire world watching the royal wedding this morning between Prince William and Catherine Middleton, we thought we would let our readers know that Black royalty does exist. Our partners at BlackEnterprise.com recently showcased regal women of color from princesses, socialites, philanthropists to businesswomen who show the beauty of diversity in love, marriage and monarchy.
Princess Sikhanyiso of Swaziland
The first child of King Mswati III of Swaziland, this princess is more than a pretty face, speaking out to raise awareness on issues such as AIDS and poverty that affect her country. With interests in the arts, this 23-year-old studied drama at the University of Biola in California and was featured in publications as one of the top hottest young royals.
Princess Keisha Omilana of Nigeria
A former model, spokesperson, and actress, Omilana adds brains to beauty as a businesswoman. The Inglewood, California native started Wonderful Brand, a multifaceted business incorporating fashion, television and Web, with her husband, Kunle, a Nigerian prince. Known as the “Pantene Girl,” Omilana is cited as the first African American woman to be featured in three consecutive commercials.