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Young Royals: meet the next generation

A comprehensive round-up of the next generation of royal rule breakers.

By Bella Brennan

The global spotlight might be firmly fixed on the newly-minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but it turns out their not-so-famous but equally posh counterparts are just as fascinating!

From secret love children who are forbidden to inherit the throne, to the real-life prince reigning supreme in the modelling industry, here are the up -and-coming young royals you need to watch...

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Lady Amelia Windsor

She might not technically be a princess but with blue blood running strong through her veins Lady Amelia Windsor, who is the granddaughter of the Queen's cousin the Duke of Kent, was crowned "the most beautiful member of the royal family" by British society bible Tatler.

The 22-year-old-year-old is fast becoming the queen of the catwalk having recently signed with Storm Models (the same agency responsible for Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford and Cara Delevingne), she's walked the runway for brands like Dolce & Gabbana in Milan and landed an internship with Azzedine Alaia in Paris.

It's easy to see why she's been called the "most beautiful member of the royal family."
It's easy to see why she's been called the "most beautiful member of the royal family."

The fashion-loving royal, who is 36th in line to the throne, recently unveiled her first collaboration with British designer Penelope Chilvers, with some of the proceeds of her fashion line being donated to WarChild.

"I think it's a really crucial cause because it supports children in war-ridden zones and gives them the education and mental rehabilitation they're going to need to re-enter normality. As well as understanding their basic human rights. WarChild really do as much as they can and it's been really interesting to work with them recently," she said of the philanthropic project.

WATCH: Lady Amelia Windsor's most stylish moments. Post continues...

When she's not designing her own fashion line, Amelia is currently studying French and Italian with the University of Edinburugh as she jets between Rome and Paris for a year of study aboard.

"On my year abroad I want to really further my understanding of every aspect of a fashion house: from the making of the fabrics to the production of a catwalk show," Amelia told Miss Vogue of her ambitions to work in the fashion industry.

You can follow Lady Amelia Windsor on Instagram here

Ambition aplenty: "I want to really further my understanding of every aspect of a fashion house."
Ambition aplenty: "I want to really further my understanding of every aspect of a fashion house."

Lady Kitty Spencer

Princess Diana never had a daughter but if she did, we bet she'd look a lot like Lady Kitty Spencer, who is the late Princess of Wales' niece.

"I was so young [when Diana was alive]. There are only a few memories, but special memories and happy memories, and I'm so lucky to have those," Lady Kitty told Vanity Fair.

Slide across to see just how much Kitty reminds royal watchers of her late aunt, Princess Diana.

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With her enchanting doe eyes, delicate features and blonde locks, many have been quick to draw comparisons between Kitty and Diana but this is a young woman who is forging her own path.

Most recently, Kitty made headlines when she made a very stylish appearance at her cousin Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle. The up-and-coming 27-year-old has also been dubbed fashion's latest It Girl and "one to watch" after landing a lucrative ambassadorship for high-end jewellery brand Bvlgari.

Kitty, whose father is Princess Diana's brother Charles Spencer, was born in the United Kingdom but grew up in South Africa with her two sisters and brother following her parents' divorce.

Although a member of the royal family, the move to Cape Town ensured an upbringing away from the media spotlight, but that was, of course, until she moved back to London in recent years.

"I've never had to sacrifice one or the other because my mother's in South Africa and my father's [in London], so I've always gone between the two."

Royals who rub shoulders: (L-R) Lady Kitty and Lady Amelia catch up on the front row.
Royals who rub shoulders: (L-R) Lady Kitty and Lady Amelia catch up on the front row.

"Now, I love being in London and it makes sense to be here, and it's a really exciting place to be in your 20s. South Africa's such an amazing place to grow up and have a childhood but, right now, I... really wanted a big city."

Kitty attended both the University of Cape Town and Regent's University London, where she received a master's degree in luxury-brand management.

In 2017, Kitty was left heartbroken when her 45-year-old property mogul ex-boyfriend Niccolo Barattieri di San Pietro was rumoured to have set his sights on Liz Hurley just weeks after their split.

You can follow Lady Kitty Spencer on Instagram here

"There are only a few memories, but special memories and happy memories," Lady Kitty, pictured with father Charles Spencer and mother Victoria Aitken, says of Princess Diana.
"There are only a few memories, but special memories and happy memories," Lady Kitty, pictured with father Charles Spencer and mother Victoria Aitken, says of Princess Diana.

Jazmin Grace Grimaldi

Jazmin Grace Grimaldi first rose to fame at the tender age of 14 when her father publicly acknowledged her as his daughter.

Speaking to Harper's Bazaar in her first ever interview last year, the aspiring singer revealed she'd formed a strong bond with Prince Albert since their first fateful meeting when she was 11 years old.

"I think it's a really crucial cause because it supports children in war-ridden zones and gives them the education and mental rehabilitation they're going to need to re-enter normality," she added.

"As well as understanding their basic human rights. WarChild really do as much as they can and it's been really interesting to work with them recently."

It's been a long road, but the father-daughter duo have forged a strong bond.
It's been a long road, but the father-daughter duo have forged a strong bond.

"I was 14, getting ready to go to high school, when it hit the media that my father had a daughter, and it was me. It's a difficult time for any young adult, and it was an adjustment to have that attention. But I knew it was going to come someday," she reflected of the dramatic turn of events.

"I wanted that moment to connect with my father, to get to know him, and to have him get to know me," she said.

Before revealing: "Not having had that figure around, I missed that. It's wonderful that it happened when it did, and we've been enjoying a great relationship ever since."

26-year-old Jazmin, whose mother is Tamara Rotolo had a three week fling with the Prince during a holiday to the French Riviera in 1991, isn't the only child of Prince Albert.

Albert is also the father to Alexandre Coste, 14, who he welcomed in 2003 after a secret six year relationship with flight attendant Nicole Coste, and twins Princess Gabreille and Prince Jacques, three, with his now-wife Princess Charlene.

Jazmin, pictured with her mother, only met Prince Albert when she was 11.
Jazmin, pictured with her mother, only met Prince Albert when she was 11.

For years, his first-born daughter Jazmin Grace Grimaldi and his first-born son Alexandre Coste, 14, have lived the life of commoners.

While his twins with Charlene of Monaco have been raised royal.

This is because Jazmin and Alexandre were born out of wedlock, and as Article 10 of the Constitution of Monaco dictates, they cannot be royal nor inherit the throne.

Albert, pictured with Charlene, Jacques and Gabriella, has four children. But his youngest child Jacques will inherit the throne.
Albert, pictured with Charlene, Jacques and Gabriella, has four children. But his youngest child Jacques will inherit the throne.

Despite the divide, Jazmin has been mixing in royal circles more and more these past few years and has attended several high-profile events with her once estranged father.

Jazmin, whose grandmother was Princess Grace of Monaco, is an aspiring musical who describes herself as a "singer, actress and humanitarian."

The stunning blonde has been dating musician Ian mellencamp for just over a year. "Sometimes life surprises you and you my dear are my favourite surprise," she says of her man.

You can follow Jazmin on Instagram here

Jazmin  with her half-brother Alexandre.
Jazmin with her half-brother Alexandre.

Arthur Chatto

Princess Margaret's handsome grandson Arthur Chatto already boasts a strong fan base, with an eye-watering 91K followers online.

Arthur's grandmother, who died in 2002, decided not to burden her family with the often cursed privilege of inheriting royal titles.

"My children are not royal, they just happen to have the Queen for their aunt," she once said.

Behold, just a few of Arthur's sizzling Instagram posts. We'll just leave this here...

The 19-year-old son of Lady Sarah and Daniel Chatto graduated from Eton College, where his cousins Prince William and Prince Harry were also educated, and is currently studying the History of Art at Edinburgh University.

Unlike his first cousins, Arthur enjoys a more low-key life away from royal duties.

However, as his mum Sarah is rumoured to be The Queen's favourite relative, he's had a few starring roles in some very important royal ceremonies.

The Chatto family (Sam, Sarah, Arthur and Daniel Chatto) at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding last month.
The Chatto family (Sam, Sarah, Arthur and Daniel Chatto) at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding last month.
(L-R) Arthur with his older brother Sam cut a dapper duo at the royal wedding.
(L-R) Arthur with his older brother Sam cut a dapper duo at the royal wedding.

In 2006 he acted as a page when Prince William was installed as a knight of the Thistle.

And in 2012 he was the page yet again and helped carry The Queen's robe at the Service for the Order of the British Empire at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

Arthur's Instagram account shows an ambitious teenager who loves the outdoors, keeping fit and his family. In an alternate universe if The Queen, like her uncle before her, ever decided to abdicate from the throne and thus Margaret had to step up, Arthur and his big brother Samuel could have been the equivalent of Prince William and Harry.

No pressure! Arthur helps The Queen with her robe in 2012.
No pressure! Arthur helps The Queen with her robe in 2012.
A cousin power trio: William, Arthur and Harry attend the annual Christmas Day service in 2008.
A cousin power trio: William, Arthur and Harry attend the annual Christmas Day service in 2008.

Prince Nikolai of Denmark

He's been dubbed Europe's new Prince Harry and it's easy to see Prince Nikolai of Denmark, 18, is going to be a heart-breaker.

Nikolai is seventh in line to the Danish throne and the oldest child from Joachim's first marriage to Alexandra, which ended in 2005.

You be the judge! Do you get Prince Harry vibes from Prince Nikolai?

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Last August, fans lost their minds when the palace released two dapper new portraits to celebrate his milestone 18th birthday.

In the smouldering snaps, which were captured by Steen Brogaard and seriously gives Prince Harry a run for his money, Nikolai cuts a handsome figure as he stands proudly in a baby blue shirt.

WATCH: Prince Nikolai rings in his 18th! Post continues...

Prince Nikolai of Denmark with his step-mother Princess Marie of Denmark and Prince Joachim of Denmark at Prince Fred's 50th birthday bash.
Prince Nikolai of Denmark with his step-mother Princess Marie of Denmark and Prince Joachim of Denmark at Prince Fred's 50th birthday bash.

Proud father Joachim, who is Prince Frederik's younger brother, has previously spoken about his son's path into adulthood.

"It is amazing that time can go so fast. He should not be forced into something. Nikolai's future shall be conducted entirely by his own plan," he explained to Danish publication Billed Bladet.

Earlier in the year, Prince Nikolai signed a modelling contract with Scoop Models and strutted a right regal storm at the Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2018 fashion show during London Fashion Week.

Nikolai doesn't have an Instagram account, but you can follow the Danish Royals official page here

The future looks bright for this Danish prince.
The future looks bright for this Danish prince.

Louis Spencer

After his internet-breaking appearance at the royal wedding, he's become known as "Prince Harry's hot cousin" but in actual fact his full title is Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp.

The 24-year-old became an overnight sensation thansk to his piecing eyes, rugged beard and incredible royal connections.

Swoon! The genetically-blessed Spencer clan, led by Louis at the royal wedding.
Swoon! The genetically-blessed Spencer clan, led by Louis at the royal wedding.

As Louis is the only male child of Charles Spencer, it means (thanks to a rather sexist and outdated law( he'll trump his sisters Lady Kitty and Lady Eliza when his father passes away and is next in line to the earldom.

The good news? The chiselled aristocrat is apparently still single. Run, don't walk to England asap!

The bad news is, he doesn't appear to have an outright Instagram so you can't get your lurk on.

Slide across to see the full transformation of Louis from an adorable bespectacled tot, to a full-blown dream boat!

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