History Main / ModestRoyalty

9th Feb '16 1:33:03 AM ChrisX
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** Considering that they're long descendants of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Marth]], they must've gotten that from Caeda/Sheeda (who is Marth's wife), who is never seen on a royalty garb, preferring to wear normal dresses plus necessary armors for combat, and activities include cooking normal non-gourmet food (and eating those normal foods too), [[TomboyPrincess fighting while riding a Pegasus]], and mingling with commoners, which led her to be able to recruit more units than usual while being something of a kind 'girl next door' type (also winning lots of the loyalty of many non-nobility units. Ask Ogma about it).
8th Feb '16 6:00:11 PM theLibrarian
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* [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope Francis]] showed up in the Italian newspapers pulling a [[KingIncognito Pope Incognito]] in the simple black trousers, black dress shirt and clerical collar of a rank-and-file priest while working a night-shift in a soup kitchen.
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* [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope Francis]] showed up in the Italian newspapers pulling a [[KingIncognito Pope Incognito]] in the simple black trousers, black dress shirt and clerical collar of a rank-and-file priest while working a night-shift in a soup kitchen. This seems to be the mark of Francis's papacy in general; a humble man that calls out his subordinate clergy for spending lavishly (he fired one bishop for spending a billion dollars to tile a floor). He's even written ''a children's book''.
7th Feb '16 10:27:37 AM nombretomado
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* A notable example was Louis IX (later canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church for his "[[TheCrusades Crusades]]" in North Africa), whose rather humble personality is recorded in the memoirs of his friend Jean de Joinville. St Louis preferred to hold the royal court under a tree in the royal garden as opposed to an official room. He also often invited his lords to sit next to him on the steps by the royal throne to converse on state matters. This is also a slight deconstruction, as although Louis appears to have been a great guy, his modesty made his officials somewhat uncomfortable, as they preferred stricter hierarchy.
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* A notable example was Louis IX (later canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church for his "[[TheCrusades "[[UsefulNotes/TheCrusades Crusades]]" in North Africa), whose rather humble personality is recorded in the memoirs of his friend Jean de Joinville. St Louis preferred to hold the royal court under a tree in the royal garden as opposed to an official room. He also often invited his lords to sit next to him on the steps by the royal throne to converse on state matters. This is also a slight deconstruction, as although Louis appears to have been a great guy, his modesty made his officials somewhat uncomfortable, as they preferred stricter hierarchy.
13th Jan '16 4:54:36 PM ZimFan89
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* ''FanFic/EchoingSilence'': Diadem -- [[ThatManIsDead formerly Twilight Sparkle]] -- is essentially Princess of the Den, due to being HappilyAdopted by the Den's leader, Nereus. However, she is highly embarrassed whenever she's forced by custom to actually dress up and act the part, usually getting by with a cloak at most, no makeup or jewelry, and not liking to be referred to as such.
12th Jan '16 4:17:56 PM MrUnderhill
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Not really a spoiler.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': Chrom and Lissa are siblings of the ruler of Ylisse, [[spoiler:and Chrom becomes the actual ruler later]], but both dress in common fighting outfits most of the time. [[spoiler:[[PlayerCharacter Robin]]]] actually doesn't realize they're royalty when they first meet.
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': Chrom and Lissa are siblings of the ruler of Ylisse, [[spoiler:and Chrom becomes the actual ruler later]], but both dress in common fighting outfits most of the time. [[spoiler:[[PlayerCharacter Robin]]]] actually [[PlayerCharacter The Avatar]] doesn't even realize they're royalty when until they first meet. bring [=him/her=] to see [[SheIsTheKing their big sister, Emmeryn.]]
24th Dec '15 4:46:58 PM nombretomado
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* The modern BritishRoyalFamily doesn't get much more dressed up than business formal, except for truly pomp-inducing ceremonies like a royal wedding (or, presumably, coronation, although that hasn't happened in ''quite'' a while--not since 1953). Even Prince Charles' investiture as Prince of Wales in 1969 (when he was 21) was an understated affair with his mother in a white hat and dress/overcoat thing and the Prince himself in military uniform. They'd look damn silly going about in capes and crowns in 2013.
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* The modern BritishRoyalFamily [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily British royal family]] doesn't get much more dressed up than business formal, except for truly pomp-inducing ceremonies like a royal wedding (or, presumably, coronation, although that hasn't happened in ''quite'' a while--not since 1953). Even Prince Charles' investiture as Prince of Wales in 1969 (when he was 21) was an understated affair with his mother in a white hat and dress/overcoat thing and the Prince himself in military uniform. They'd look damn silly going about in capes and crowns in 2013.
17th Dec '15 6:48:48 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:300:She decrees that every day is Casual Friday.]]
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17th Dec '15 6:47:52 AM Willbyr
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11th Nov '15 4:35:39 PM nombretomado
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* Raymond E. Feist's [[TheRiftwarCycle Midkemia novels]] use this a lot. Most of the protagonists (especially in earlier novels) are gruff, tough, no-nonsense types from the rugged western frontier, so they tend to dress sensibly and conservatively and act in a very straightforward manner. Meanwhile nobles from the Kingdom's eastern realm are courtiers and intriguers, and they keep up with the latest trends and dress ostentatiously, and are portrayed as being isolated from the rigours of life in the real world.
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* Raymond E. Feist's [[TheRiftwarCycle [[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle Midkemia novels]] use this a lot. Most of the protagonists (especially in earlier novels) are gruff, tough, no-nonsense types from the rugged western frontier, so they tend to dress sensibly and conservatively and act in a very straightforward manner. Meanwhile nobles from the Kingdom's eastern realm are courtiers and intriguers, and they keep up with the latest trends and dress ostentatiously, and are portrayed as being isolated from the rigours of life in the real world.
8th Nov '15 6:32:35 PM msq
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* Franz Joseph, echoing the Napoleonic era, lived a regimented, almost Spartan routine carried over from days in the military.
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* [[UsefulNotes/TheSoundOfMartialMusic Her descendant, Franz Joseph, Joseph]], echoing the Napoleonic era, era lived a regimented, almost Spartan routine carried over from days in the military.military. To the point that even his quarters in the Hofburg in Vienna had little more than the bare essentials of the time.
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