Princess Keisha of Nigeria said people are often surprised by how 'non-royal' her life is: 'I love Target'
- Princess Keisha Omilana is an American model who married a Nigerian prince.
- Speaking on Insider's "Royal Representation" panel, Keisha said her life is "very non-royal."
- She said people might be surprised to learn that she loves Target and sometimes takes the train.
Princess Keisha Omilana, an American model who married Nigerian royalty, told Insider that people are often surprised by how ordinary her life is.
Keisha was living in New York City when she met her future husband, Prince Adekunle "Kunle" Adebayo Omilana, from the Arigbabuowo ruling house in Nigeria, in 2004. She previously told Insider that she didn't know he was a prince until two years into their relationship, when she met Kunle's mother and she referred to Keisha as "my princess."
The couple now lives in Europe and have two children, Prince Diran and Princess Dior. And while they often use their royal titles for public events, Keisha said they tend to keep a low profile in their daily lives.
Speaking on the virtual Insider panel, "Royal Representation," alongside Princess Sarah Culberson of Sierra Leone on Monday, Keisha was asked by an audience member what would surprise people most about being a princess.
She responded: "We have multi-faceted lives, and we have great interests, and we have causes that we're working on. But sometimes, for me, my day-to-day life is just very non-royal."
"They may be surprised that they may find me on the train one day, or they may be surprised that when I'm in the US, oh my gosh, I love Target. So you might find me at Target," Keisha said.
Keisha said that it's easy for members of the public to place royals "in a box," even though her life is likely quite similar to theirs. She said that while she and Kunle do have royal responsibilities that they take seriously, they also have "ordinary" moments.
Keisha and Kunle's children were born in New York, however, they've spent most of their childhood living in different countries. Keisha previously told Insider that the family has spent time in Dubai, Cyprus, and London.
The family spent last summer in New York City with their children. Writing in an Instagram post on June 26, Keisha said she and Kunle had "vowed to NEVER let another full year go by without visiting our favorite city in the world."