Watching The Royal Wedding yesterday, it was amazing to see an ordinary girl (well, pretty wealthy but still a commoner) marry a Prince – a real life fairytale. It got me thinking about when you’re a little girl being a princess seems to be the ultimate dream. Would becoming a princess really be what we think it would be – is it a fairy tale?
Being a princess – pros
- You get to wear amazing gowns and jewels i.e. tiaras and look radiant and gorgeous.
- You get to have the best of everything – clothes, stylists, shoes, bags, china, food etc.
- You get to see the world in luxury – private jets and five star hotels. You get to meet people all around the world.
- You have staff to cater for your every need and want.
- You get to live in a palace.
- You have security officers who would take a bullet for you.
- You get to marry Prince Charming.
Being a princess – cons
- You have to be “on” all the time – no falling out of cars drunk or partying too hard. You need to be elegant, composed and ladylike all the time.
- The press will follow you everywhere. This can be annoying and intrusive and also dangerous.
- You are never alone. You live in a palace full of people who want to do everything for you. You can never go to Tesco’s by yourself anymore.
- Crazy people might try to kill you.
- People will take bets on when you and Prince Charming will a – have kids, and b – spilt up.
It’s a hard job but I don’t think little girls will stop having that dream. That fairy tale life. Just like a Disney film.
We shall see how the fairy tale plays out for Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – she may not be princess in name but she did marry a prince. Here’s to happily ever afters ….
Did you want to be a princess when you were little?