Here’s an interesting tidbit --- prior to marrying the Prince of Monaco, Charlene was actually an Olympic swimmer. If she wasn’t, she wouldn’t be married to royalty. That’s because they met back in 2000 during a swimming event held in Monaco. 11 years later, they tied the knot.
In her early days as a swimmer, she has won 3 gold medals and a silver medal during the All-Africa Games in 1999. Nowadays, she has become a style icon in Monaco. She attends events wearing the most elegant ensembles, mostly from Armani and Akris. During Paris Fashion Week 2011 she wore a wedding dress made by Giorgio Armani Privé .
She is the wife of the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair. She also happens to be a lawyer. They met each other in law school, eventually getting married in 1980. Here’s something interesting, though --- Cherie is actually distantly related to the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth.
Despite this blood relation, she has done a lot of good for society. In fact, she founded the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women back in 2008. This organization focuses on the development of women entrepreneurs in smaller scale countries on the rise. She was also given the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire back in 2013 for her unending quest to raising awareness for women's issues, as well as her charity work.