and not through marriage/adoption
reading this I wondered how if there were incidences that Royals have been taken into the circle as members/honorary members in the past.Imperial Countess of Giglio
Pamela Anderson is honoured by royalty in Italy for her work protecting wildlife.
Pamela Anderson has been honoured for her work protecting marine life.
The 47-year-old star has been visiting Italy this week and on Saturday was officially named 'Countessa de' Gigli' by self-declared royal Prince Stefan of Montenegro.
The former Baywatch star took to her official Pamela Anderson Foundation Instagram and shared the moment, saying simply: 'Santa Margherita, Italy Countessa de' Gigli'
Pamela didn't seem to mind though and the Barb Wire star happily accepted the honour, with her sons Brandon, 18, and Dylan, 17, also receiving knighthoods.
Stefan Cernetic's royal roots are questionable, however, even though he is described on his website as 'the head of the family that ruled Montenegro, Albania and Serbia from the XIV century to the second half of the XVIII century.'
At the ceremony, which took place in Genoa, Italy, the blonde bombshell could be seen in a cream wrap dress with her blonde locks styled in bouncy curls.
She knelt before the prince who laid a sword on her shoulder as he declared her Countess of Giglio.
Montenegro hasn't had a monarchy since 1918 and 55-year-old Stefan has been described by one website as a fake whose 'claimed links to European Royalty are obscure and not to be relied upon.'
The occasion was explained on her website: On Monday, October 20th, 2014 Pamela Anderson was awarded The Dame of Grand Cross of the most prestigious knighthood title of Constantine Order of Saint George by Prince Cernetic, the hereditary Prince of Montenegro for her courageous contribution to the protection of marine life and the conservation of wildlife.
In May, the actress explained to Ellen DeGeneres : 'The prince is a big animal fan and has loved all the work I've done with animals,' before saying that she did think receiving the title was 'very bizarre'
Pamela also revealed that she is also being honoured by the Italian Mediterranean Sea Life Association.