"She Came-She Conquered-She Went"
With term "princess" we visualize a beautiful, elegant, powerful, witty, and fierce female. The history of India has the names of the princesses that not only ruled the territory but, conquered the hearts of the people in various ways. Right from their style statement to the treasuries owned by them, a lot of things were praised. Though the monarch rule vanished long back as soon the country gained independence, there existed many royal families that followed the same traditional trends for a prolonged period of time.
Till date, such royal lionesses are remembered for their regal style and other social activities. They contributed to the welfare of the society, reached the Indian Parliament and ran the government, and even got featured in the international fashion magazines! All in all, the Indian royal princesses were the byword of all the things that you can imagine in praise of a self-dependent woman.
Even the B-Town is a fan of such beautiful princesses. Historical movies that revolve around the life of a princess are often made by the makers. The latest examples are Deepika Padukone starrer 'Padmavati' and another upcoming movie 'Manikarnika' that features Kangana Ranaut in the leading role. Even the big fat Indian weddings show a glimpse of the bride's attire that resembles a princess's wear. Yeah! We know that many of our female readers own such attire that makes them look like a princess.
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"I've had a happy life with no regrets."
These were the words said by Maharani Gayatri Devi in her last interview before she descended to heavens. Known as the Third Maharani of Jaipur, Gayatri Devi was a beautiful Indian princess. She was an epitome of beauty & valor blended with royalty that made her the 'Beauty Icon' among youth. She had an opulent taste in luxury cars and was a pro equestrienne. She remained a jovial woman throughout the life and tackled each phase like a lioness.
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Maharani Indira Raje of Baroda was one amid the bonny royal princesses in the Indian history. She was the mother of the foxy queen, Maharani Gayatri Devi. There are no doubts left that Gayatri Devi inherited the genes of beauty from her mother. Indira Raje was a polite but, an obdurate personality who went against her parents' decision. Instead of marrying Madho Rao Scindia of Gwalior, she chose her childhood love, Jeetendra, the younger brother of the ruler of Cooch Behar.
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She was nicknamed as the 'Royal Belle' of India in the bygone era. Her charisma, elegance, and the grace of carrying herself turned heads. She was none other than Maharani Sita Devi of Baroda. Fond of luxury, her entire life revolved around it. She was an enchantress who left her first husband to marry Pratap Gaekwad, the second richest prince of India during that time. He fulfilled all her wishes and gifted her ornaments embellished with the rare gemstones. After her death, her treasury was opened and its estimated amount was somewhere around 50 million USD.
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The term 'Beauty With Brains' was coined when people saw Princess Sita Devi of Kapurthala. Princess Sita Devi was a princess with an appealing persona. She was beauteous and frequent in multiple European languages. This trendsetter never ceased a chance to astound the guests that met her. All in all, she was the amalgam of the royalty and beauty. The notable jewelers like Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels designed a sizable jewelry for her.
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Affectionately called as 'Kohinoor-E-Hyderabad', Princess Niloufer is a name that you cannot afford to miss. Her name is written with the gold ink on the pages of history. Princess Niloufer was one among the most beautiful princesses in India. She was the spouse of the last Nizam of Hyderabad who was the richest Indian at that time. Her attires were embellished exquisitely. The biggest contribution made by Princess Niloufer is the maternity hospital that bears her name.
Their lives weren't less than a fairytale. Right from their first step till the last ride, they gained an immense popularity beyond their beautiful appearance. The philanthropy and the way of ruling the empire made them immortal in the hearts of the people. Their descendants still live in various parts of the country and follow the customary practices related to the royal clan.
Apart from all this, they also manage the authorities of the palaces that are now utilized as museums and hotels for the common public. So, readers, it was a short note about the Indian royal princesses. Though they are not among us anymore, their praises will remain with us forever.
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