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4th Apr '18 10:01:32 PM TheNerevarine
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* Leonidas in ''Film/ThreeHundred''. You don't get much simpler than a pair of tight leather shorts and a cape. Queen Gorgo seems to wear lengths of un-dyed wool draped around herself and precariously secured with a few leather straps except for the burgundy number she wears to confront the senate.

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* Leonidas in ''Film/ThreeHundred''. You don't get much simpler than a pair of tight leather shorts and a cape. Queen Gorgo seems to wear lengths of un-dyed wool draped around herself and precariously secured with a few leather straps except for the burgundy number she wears to confront the senate. This is TruthInTelevision, as female Spartan' dress code dis-encouraged the use of opulent dresses, jewelry and makeup and they tended to dress simply.
1st Apr '18 10:07:05 PM TSBasilisk
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** Sybil, Vimes's wife, may be one of the wealthiest women in Ankh-Morpork but she spends most of her time in work clothes tending to swamp dragons. Well-made work clothes that will last for years, but still work clothes.
1st Apr '18 10:02:09 PM TSBasilisk
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** Belgarath himself isn't technically royalty, but ''is'' an ancient immortal, the first disciple of the god Aldur, and [[TheArchmage the most powerful sorcerer in the world]]. He also has fashion sense and personal hygiene comparable to a hobo.

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** Belgarath himself isn't technically royalty, but ''is'' an ancient immortal, the first disciple of the god Aldur, and [[TheArchmage the most powerful sorcerer in the world]]. He also has fashion sense and personal hygiene comparable to a hobo. Said hobo outfit was actually ''made'' to look scruffy so he could [[KingIncognito pass as a wandering storyteller]]. It was custom tailored and is both incredibly comfortable and so well-made it has lasted ''five centuries''.
24th Feb '18 11:04:40 AM nombretomado
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** It's a particularly old tradition for the Danish royals: Christian IX was a minor noble who only became heir to the Danish throne by agreement between the Great Powers after both the HeirClubForMen ''and'' the backup Heir Club for Women started scraping the bottom of the barrel. As a result, his only income was his /year[[note]]About $160,000 in 2013 US dollars[[/note]] officer's salary from the Danish Army (enough to live comfortably, but hardly the amount usual for a royal), and he lived with his wife and two daughters in a relatively small house in Copenhagen[[note]]Though called a "palace", it was actually just a large townhouse some burgher had built and the Royal Family bought up and called a palace[[/note]]--in other words, he lived more like an upper-middle-class professional than as the heir to the throne. The daughters shared a room and made their own clothes growing up, which proved a stunning contrast to their later lives: the elder, Alexandra, married a fellow named Albert Edward who [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor happened to be the Prince of Wales]], while the younger, Dagmar, married the [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia Russian Tsar]] (her son [[RomanovsAndRevolutions met an]] [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober unfortunate end]]).

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** It's a particularly old tradition for the Danish royals: Christian IX was a minor noble who only became heir to the Danish throne by agreement between the Great Powers after both the HeirClubForMen ''and'' the backup Heir Club for Women started scraping the bottom of the barrel. As a result, his only income was his /year[[note]]About $160,000 in 2013 US dollars[[/note]] officer's salary from the Danish Army (enough to live comfortably, but hardly the amount usual for a royal), and he lived with his wife and two daughters in a relatively small house in Copenhagen[[note]]Though called a "palace", it was actually just a large townhouse some burgher had built and the Royal Family bought up and called a palace[[/note]]--in other words, he lived more like an upper-middle-class professional than as the heir to the throne. The daughters shared a room and made their own clothes growing up, which proved a stunning contrast to their later lives: the elder, Alexandra, married a fellow named Albert Edward who [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor happened to be the Prince of Wales]], while the younger, Dagmar, married the [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia Russian Tsar]] (her son [[RomanovsAndRevolutions [[UsefulNotes/RomanovsAndRevolutions met an]] [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober unfortunate end]]).
18th Feb '18 11:01:44 AM nombretomado
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** It's a particularly old tradition for the Danish royals: Christian IX was a minor noble who only became heir to the Danish throne by agreement between the Great Powers after both the HeirClubForMen ''and'' the backup Heir Club for Women started scraping the bottom of the barrel. As a result, his only income was his /year[[note]]About $160,000 in 2013 US dollars[[/note]] officer's salary from the Danish Army (enough to live comfortably, but hardly the amount usual for a royal), and he lived with his wife and two daughters in a relatively small house in Copenhagen[[note]]Though called a "palace", it was actually just a large townhouse some burgher had built and the Royal Family bought up and called a palace[[/note]]--in other words, he lived more like an upper-middle-class professional than as the heir to the throne. The daughters shared a room and made their own clothes growing up, which proved a stunning contrast to their later lives: the elder, Alexandra, married a fellow named Albert Edward who [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor happened to be the Prince of Wales]], while the younger, Dagmar, married the [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia Russian Tsar]] (her son [[RomanovsAndRevolutions met an]] [[RedOctober unfortunate end]]).

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** It's a particularly old tradition for the Danish royals: Christian IX was a minor noble who only became heir to the Danish throne by agreement between the Great Powers after both the HeirClubForMen ''and'' the backup Heir Club for Women started scraping the bottom of the barrel. As a result, his only income was his /year[[note]]About $160,000 in 2013 US dollars[[/note]] officer's salary from the Danish Army (enough to live comfortably, but hardly the amount usual for a royal), and he lived with his wife and two daughters in a relatively small house in Copenhagen[[note]]Though called a "palace", it was actually just a large townhouse some burgher had built and the Royal Family bought up and called a palace[[/note]]--in other words, he lived more like an upper-middle-class professional than as the heir to the throne. The daughters shared a room and made their own clothes growing up, which proved a stunning contrast to their later lives: the elder, Alexandra, married a fellow named Albert Edward who [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor happened to be the Prince of Wales]], while the younger, Dagmar, married the [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia Russian Tsar]] (her son [[RomanovsAndRevolutions met an]] [[RedOctober [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober unfortunate end]]).
2nd Feb '18 5:34:07 PM Pamina
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** Ariel from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' always wear casual attire as a mermaid but she wears more ball gowns as a human.
** Princess Aurora/Briar Rose in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''. No GiantPoofySleeves, a minimum of the ErmineCapeEffect, an elegant but understated tiara... the most remarkable thing about her dress is the war the Fairies fight over what color it's supposed to be. [[PrincessesPreferPink No prizes for which color won out.]]

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** Ariel from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' always wear casual attire wears only a SeashellBra as a mermaid but she wears more ball gowns and a simple blue dress through most of her time as a human.
human, though she does wear a fancy ballgown to her first dinner at Eric's palace and a fancy wedding gown in the end.
** Princess Aurora/Briar Rose in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''. No GiantPoofySleeves, a minimum of the ErmineCapeEffect, an elegant but understated tiara... the most remarkable thing about her dress is the war the Fairies fight over what color it's supposed to be. [[PrincessesPreferPink No prizes for which color won out.out in the movie's merchandise.]]
2nd Feb '18 1:33:40 AM Cryoclaste
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* King Mendanbar from ''The EnchantedForestChronicles''. Not only does he dress very casually, he hates formal occasions and cancels as many as he can get away with, much to his steward's dismay. At one point, another character chides him for it, saying he should at least wear the crown or else no one would know who he was.

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* King Mendanbar from ''The EnchantedForestChronicles''.the ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles''. Not only does he dress very casually, he hates formal occasions and cancels as many as he can get away with, much to his steward's dismay. At one point, another character chides him for it, saying he should at least wear the crown or else no one would know who he was.
30th Jan '18 2:33:03 PM XFllo
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Compare RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, SimpleYetOpulent, JustTheFirstCitizen and AffluentAscetic.

If the character is humble in their ''personality'', not their clothing, it is not this trope, those characters are SpoiledSweet.

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Compare RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, SimpleYetOpulent, JustTheFirstCitizen JustTheFirstCitizen, AffluentAscetic and AffluentAscetic.

If the character is humble in their ''personality'', not their clothing, it is not this trope, those characters are
SpoiledSweet.
28th Jan '18 7:58:31 PM nombretomado
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* King Mickey in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. It's the natural end result of making an everyman-type character like Mickey Mouse a king. It helps that he's the Consort, not the actual RoyalBlood, as ''MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers'' is his canonical backstory in the series, making Queen Minnie (who does dress in more "royal" garb) the actual by-blood ruler.

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* King Mickey in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. It's the natural end result of making an everyman-type character like Mickey Mouse a king. It helps that he's the Consort, not the actual RoyalBlood, as ''MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers'' ''WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers'' is his canonical backstory in the series, making Queen Minnie (who does dress in more "royal" garb) the actual by-blood ruler.
23rd Jan '18 4:05:46 AM Cryoclaste
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* It seems like the royalty in Megan Whalen Turner's ''[[TheQueensThief Attolia]]'' books are like this and come to think of it, a lot of fictional works set in Ancient Greece tend to lean in this direction. Maybe TruthInTelevision- I remember reading something to the effect that Odysseus was rather like this, given that his kingdom was pretty small and rocky- not the kind of place that encourages ostentation.

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* It seems like the royalty in Megan Whalen Turner's ''[[TheQueensThief ''[[Literature/TheQueensThief Attolia]]'' books are like this and come to think of it, a lot of fictional works set in Ancient Greece tend to lean in this direction. Maybe TruthInTelevision- I remember reading something to the effect that Odysseus was rather like this, given that his kingdom was pretty small and rocky- not the kind of place that encourages ostentation.
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