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Taylor Swift sings about wanting a royal romance, like Meghan Markle’s, in her songs. Pictured: Swift attended the 2018 American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 9, 2018, and Markle visited the Royal Variety Charity on Dec. 18, 2018. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Taylor Swift’s made a name for herself with her romance-inspired songs, but many of them have an even more specific theme than that. The singer-songwriter often mentions her desire to live a more royal life. Well, to have a more royal romance, actually. Much like the one Meghan Markle now has with Prince Harry.

Her seventh single, 2008’s “Love Story,” is all about wanting to run away with a guy and have him be her prince and her be his princess.

“You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess, it's a love story, baby just say yes,” she sings on the track.

She followed this song up with her single “White Horse,” which is about not being in an epic royal romance but hoping she’ll find that in the future.

“‘Cause I’m not your princess, this ain’t a fairytale, I’m gonna find someone someday who might actually treat me well,” Swift croons.

A couple years later, with “Today Was a Fairytale,” it appeared she’d finally found what she was looking for in a relationship.

On the track she sings, “Today was a fairytale, you were the prince, I used to be a damsel in distress.”

The royal references in her love songs only continued when she released “Long Live” on her “Speak Now” album in 2010.

“The crowds in stands went wild, we were the kings and the queens,” the lyrics go, before later going on about the kingdom lights shining and her man switching out his baseball hat for a crown.

In 2012, she dropped her album “Red,” which includes the track “Starlight.” The song practically predicts Markle and Prince Harry’s marriage, or at least the fact that Swift was hoping something exactly like that would happen to her. She sings about “pretending to be a duchess and a prince,” which is precisely what the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry are.

Her 2014 single, “Blank Space,” was a play on the media and fans always talking about her relationships and ex-boyfriends, but she still shares in the song that the guy she’s singing to could be king and she could be his queen.

Swift’s latest album, “Reputation,” features the song “King of my Heart,” and the title says it all.

“So prove to me I’m your American Queen,” she sings. “And you move to me like I’m a Motown beat, and we rule the kingdom inside my room.”

While she’s not with an actual royal, like Meghan is, she did find someone who’s the king of her “heart, body and soul” and who has a British accent. Swift’s currently dating Londoner Joe Alwyn, who she reportedly wrote that song about.