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It’s the stuff fairy tales are made of: Kate Middleton meets and marries a true Prince Charming, whisked from the suburbs to a palatial life of private jets, couture gowns and hundreds of household staff.

Eligible princes
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In palaces from Sweden to Brunei, single boys with connections to a crown abound. From left to right, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Prince Felix of Luxembourg and Andrea Casiraghi of Monaco.

But for other ordinary girls looking to add a title to their names, Kate’s score means one less eligible prince on the market.

Related: A history of British royal weddings

To make matters worse, Prince Harry is being hunted like game by eager girls who are staking out his favorite hangouts and studying up on his topics of interest. With all that competition already booked on their cross-Atlantic flights, who stands a chance at a titled man?

The truth is, there are plenty of unmarried, hunky royals all over the world who are ripe for the picking: Call them low-hanging princes. In palaces from Sweden to Brunei, single boys with connections to a crown abound.

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There’s even How to Date a Prince (howtodateaprince.com), a blog devoted to the quest that gives tongue-in-cheek answers to questions like “Is HRH (His Royal Highness) into you?” and “Prince or pauper? How to tell if you’re dating a prince.”

But be warned, girls. The life of a royal is not all fun and games. “The workload is enormous,” says Beatrice Aidin, a British journalist and royal watcher. “The royal family does have to sing for its supper, with openings and dinners and visits.”

It’s not the toughest job in the world, but if you’ve got illusions of lounging around the palace all day, think again. Movie princesses may do nothing but sing sweet songs and swoon for their suitors, but their real-life counterparts have chores like anyone else. Even Kate toiled as an accessories buyer for a British fashion chain.

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Beyond her employment history, Kate is the perfect template for any everyday girl with royal aspirations. Don't tattle to the press, for example — Kate and her mates have been a steel fortress of silence when it comes to public comments. Dress demurely, choose a signature style and stick with it. And make sure you've got that which-fork-to-use stuff straight.

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Photos: Low-hanging princes: The world’s single royals

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  1. Prince Azim of Brunei

    Fun-loving Azim, fourth in line to the throne, is lavishly generous with his estimated $22 billion fortune, and regularly throws blowout bashes that grab “party of the year” headlines. He’s a lover of trinkets and baubles, too: One of his favorite childhood gifts from his father was a gold- and diamond-encrusted Game Boy.

    Opening line: Scan the latest gossip mags for things to discuss – the baby-faced 20-something is as celeb-crazed as the rest of the world: A-listers like Mariah Carey attend his parties. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein

    His country may be tiny – it covers barely over 60 square miles of the Alps – but its wealth is staggering. Nicknamed Vince the Prince, this scion of the richest monarchy in Europe kept a low profile until he dated model Adriana Lima a few years ago.

    Opening line: He’s likelier to talk Wall Street than weddings, as his dad does double duty as country ruler and head of the family-owned LGT Bank. (Ronald Asadorian / Splash News via Newscom) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Prince Felix of Luxembourg

    Brainy billionaire Prince Felix is a 6-foot-tall jet-setter. Said to be easygoing and flirty, he’s also surprisingly down to earth: Before recently moving to Rome for a master’s degree, he worked in the PR department of a sports marketing firm.

    Opening line: Like most princes, he’s an avid polo player. But ask him about jigsaws – carpentry is one of his favorite hobbies. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Andrea Casiraghi of Monaco

    Casiraghi is one of a trio of Europe’s hottest young royals (along with brother Pierre and sister Charlotte). Second in line to the Monegasque throne, he lives mostly in New York and is fond of skateboarding. Unlike most royals, though, he lacks official titles, since his late Italian father was a commoner, much like Kate Middleton. Casiraghi won't be single much longer: He plans to wed longtime girlfriend Tatiana Santo Domingo at the end of July.

    Opening line: Andrea’s a passionate charity worker who has volunteered in Africa for his mother’s AMADE Mondiale organization, so get ready to share your own stories of sweet charity. (Tony Barson / WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai

    One of 21 siblings, this confirmed bachelor enjoyed a British education at Sandhurst military college (both William and Harry are alumni) and the London School of Economics before he was appointed hereditary prince and groomed for rule. He’s passionate about riding, whether camels or horses, so much so that he won a gold equestrian medal at the Asian games.

    Opening line: Read up before approaching this kind-eyed, tortured-artist type: He writes and publishes romantic poetry under the nom de plume Fazza’a. (Marwan Naamani / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden

    Hands down the hunkiest prince on the list, Prince Carl is the Harry of Sweden. A wild child fond of clubbing and sports (from cross-country skiing to soccer), he’s been linked with a reality-show beauty since splitting with his girlfriend of a decade a couple of years ago.

    Opening line: Ask him about the range of flatware he designed: This creative catch studied at the Rhode Island School of Design.

    Click here for the latest royal wedding news! (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Prince Harry of Wales

    Harry's really come into his own, looks-wise, and has earned a reputation as a lovable rogue. But beyond the headlines, he's got a heart of gold and a passion for causes like Walking With the Wounded, a charity that benefits wounded veterans. He's currently on a trek with them, in fact, on an expedition to the North Pole. Rugged AND royal? Yes, please!

    Opening line: Forget it. There are so many girls angling for his attention, it's unlikely you're going to stand a chance. (Sean Gallup / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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    >>> to the royal wedding has now reached 22 days. and if their story has inspired you to find your love story , michelle co-zkoe zisinski has done the work for you. she's live with the details. good morning.

    >> reporter: early this morning there will be an announcement as to what if any new titles kate and william will have. just over an hour later that procession of carriages will come right by here followed by the big kiss on the balcony once kate mairs her prince. it seems like forever everyone has focused on princes william and har are as the most eligible batchelors, but there are others, yes, there are. royal wedding got you down? as perfectly blue as that dress and the ring? snoo there are always these fine young princes to dream about, if you're into that sort of thing.

    >> yachts, polo, wealth, jewelry, you name it.

    >> reporter: yeah, that. you'd better finally learn to find lichtenstein and monaco on the gap where you mind find the grandsons of our own princess grace . andrea, dashing prince. all you have to do is tear him from the arms of a victoria's secret model. the prince from greece and denmark, one of those without a throne, has decided to build his own realm working for a hedge fund in new york city . yes. and the prince of belgium chosen finance in the big apple . smart guy . marathon runner. his brother joakim loves side burns, hates commoners. a prince for you too. this prince loves playing polo, one of the wealthiest princes of the world. they're not aloe posed to regular joes and joanns. one married a waitress and party girl and single mom . another married a newscaster. and the princess, a personal trainer. which brings us to her brother, race car driver , designer, ladies man. well, there are still more princes.

    >> he definitely has the wealth. he's worth about $22 billion. he's got connections with the likes of mariah carey , jackson.

    >> reporter: goody bags. safari and makeover. thanks, prince. now, that's just charming. as hard as it may be to believe or maybe not, marrying a prince is not that hard. speaking of which, we now know that when william and kate are figuring out where exactly they're going to live permanently in london, they'll be staying at trusty old clarence house where we are across the street where prince harry also lives. matt sf.

    >> michelle kosinski . thank you very much. a reminder, three weeks from tomorrow we'll be there live starting at 4:00 a.m . eastern, 1:00 a.m . pacific time . mark your calendars.

    >> that prince was a race car driver .

    >> the graphic designer part?

    >> no, i said he looked like a very bright man. very attractive. i liked him,

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