Royals Every Virgo Can Relate To

People born under the sign of Virgo (August 23 – September 22) are true earth signs; grounded, loyal, pragmatic, practical, and peaceful, they have everything under control in the gentlest yet most effective way possible (via Allure). Focused on the earthly realm, Virgos are highly organized, intelligent individuals who expend their energy considering the very best ways to do things from organizing their kitchen pantry to improving the lives of people around them. These folks tend to care a great deal about the state of the world and the people in it, and the way they manage not to become overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problems they see is to tackle doable projects.

Some might call Virgos control freaks, and while it's true Virgos do tend to believe their way is the best way (to fold a shirt, get to a destination, or accomplish a task), it's important for those who love them to understand that when they are giving you unsolicited advice about how to do something, they really do have the best intentions and are trying to help.

Nothing is more important to a Virgo than home and family, and they take great care and precise focus where it comes to setting up their homes just so. They take equal care in choosing the people they want to share those homes and their hearts with. While Virgos are altruistic and care about all people, they will only allow a few to get deeply close to them.   

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, was born September 15, 1984, making him a Virgo (via Britannica). And it goes without saying that Harry's commitment to home and family has proven so deep and abiding it has indeed divided the world's opinion of him. When he and his wife Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, stepped down as working members of the British Royal Family and moved to The United States, the world was shocked. But his reasoning was simple; he wanted to protect his wife and his children from what his own mother had endured (via NBC). Harry told Oprah in their now-famous interview that he feared history repeating itself, and wanted to ensure the British press and intense scrutiny did not take a deadly toll on his wife or his children.

Harry's beloved mother, Princess Diana, died when Harry was only 12 and when she was only 36, younger than Meghan is now (via Britannica). And contributing to Harry's innate, Virgo-powered empathy, Diana took Harry (and Prince William) with her to hospitals and orphanages, and brought them to places like fast food restaurants and waited in line with average citizens at Disney World. At the time, Princess Diana said that by doing this, she wished to ensure that her sons would "have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams." And it is safe to say that Harry has embodied this in both his personal and public life.     

Queen Elizabeth I of England

Another very famous British royal who hails from the house of Virgo is Queen Elizabeth I, who was born September 7, 1533 (via Britannica). The daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth also divided opinions all over the world, not only with her eventual policies, but simply by her existence. At the time she was born, a battle was raging across Europe between people and governments who still clung to the Catholic Church of Rome, and those who had broken with Rome to adopt Protestant practices. Elizabeth's older sister, Mary, was supported by Catholics, as she was the daughter of King Henry's first wife, Catherine of Aragon, a famously Catholic queen of noble Spanish descent. Elizabeth, meanwhile, was considered an illegitimate child and heir by Mary's supporters, but was considered the savior of the faith by those who favored Protestantism. 

In spite of a world divided against her, and a society that could not fathom a female ruler without a husband to rule beside her, Elizabeth never married, earning herself the nickname The Virgin Queen. And on her own, she ushered in what is widely known as the Golden Age of England, when the country became an immense power politically, economically, and artistically. It was the Elizabethan Age that saw artists like Shakespeare and Marlowe flourish, for instance. 

The moral of the story? Never tell a Virgo that the more peaceful, prosperous world they see for themselves and for others is impossible.