I want to be a princess when I grow up

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?



28 thoughts on “I want to be a princess when I grow up”

  1. There is also the reality that Prince Charming inevitably turns out to be just a man, with all the normal good qualities and bad qualities of regular human beings. 😉

  2. I don’t know if I would like being waited on 24/7 if I couldn’t do my own shopping! I think being a princess is way harder than it looks. I think it may be a case of the grass being greener on the other side.

  3. I love this! I sorta wanted to be a princess when I was little but I was always the one to want to be a Jedi, or a traveler to Narnia, or a Elf from Middle Earth. I still want those things actually.. In addition to wanting to be a wizard and the Doctor’s companion! 😉

  4. Every girl wants to be a princess, but when they grow up and realise what it really means to be a princess their minds change.
    Kate may consider herself extremely lucky that one day she might be a queen, but I think it’s a miserable life.

  5. Tee hee the princess complex continues. That life didn’t appeal to me as a kid, I don’t know if it does now. I think you would lose touch with reality. I heard the room she stayed in the night before was like over 8,000 dollars a night, that’s crazy to me. When I heard it I began to wonder what 8,000 dollars could buy…

  6. great post! I do think it’s great that Catherine will get some sort of normality by living in Wales when William finishes his RAF training (for another two years) and hopefully won’t be too bothered by paps when going into Waitrose for her weekly shop…

    Good luck to her! I think that Catherine is such a lovely girl and really wish her and William the best of luck in the world! 🙂

  7. Agree with all your points 🙂 Of course I wanted to be a princess! I never missed a single Disney (princess) cartoon when I was small, that does things to your mind as a kid LOL!

  8. The wedding was beautiful!
    These are all good pros & cons.
    I don’t think I wanted to be a princess, or marry a prince.
    My daughters both said they would not want to either. Especially my youngest who doesn’t want to have children.

  9. It’s fun to dream about, but honestly, I wouldn’t be up for the job. The scrutiny, pressure, structure, and lack of privacy wouldn’t be worth it!

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