It's an overused plot at this point.
A handsome prince falls madly in love with unknown women, marries her after an indecently short engagement and they live happily ever after. Or a call comes out of nowhere and somebody learns that they are royalty.
But this stuff never actually happens right?
Well, apparently it does. Or at least it did for a DC women named Peggielene Bartels.
(Check it out for yourself- Secretary by Day, Royalty by Night)
Her phone rang at 4 a.m one and night, informing her that the town elders had selected her as the new King of Otuam, a town of about 7,000 in Ghana.
According to the article, her uncle had been King and when he passed away the elder performed a ritual to determine his successor, selecting Peggielene. (The details on the actual ritual are a little vague, but the bottom line is she got the job).
She travels to Otuam as often as she is able and deals with town issues over the phone, but continues to live in DC and work as a secretary. After retiring in 5 or 6 years, she plans to reside there permanently in her 8 bedroom palace.
If I ever become royalty, I hope the job comes with a big castle, a housekeeper, a cook and a fabulous wardrobe.
Or at least enough loot that I can quit my day job.