The world's most eligible princesses(AP, PA Photos, Rex Features)

When Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement last year, some seven years after they first started dating, the shattering sound of millions of female hearts breaking across the globe was deafening.

Their worst fears had come to pass - one of the most eligible bachelors in the world was about to become a married man. And the special lady in question, Kate Middleton, is busy wrapping her head around the prospect of becoming a princess - a job highly sought after by countless young women.

But a fairytale ending isn't solely on the agenda for the opposite sex. Men too would jump at the opportunity to marry into royalty - untold riches, glorious food and instant fame awaits the lucky few that make it into the arms of a blood-born royal.

And luckily, there are a whole bunch of eligible princesses out there that can make your happy-ever-after dreams a reality. Here are 10 princesses who are still on the lookout for their Prince Charming.