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14th Sep '17 3:08:36 AM Aquila89
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* Despite his incredible wealth, UsefulNotes/AttilaTheHun was known for living simply.

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* Despite his incredible wealth, UsefulNotes/AttilaTheHun was known for living simply. According to Priscus, a Byzantine historian who visited him as a member of a diplomatic mission, he wore simple clothes, ate from wooden dishes and did not adorn his sword with gold or gems.
4th Sep '17 6:44:48 PM kazokuhouou
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* Shogun Yoshimune in ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: the Inner Chambers'' has a very informal style, going so far as to conduct business in her pajamas and dragging members of her harem into convenient rooms or bushes on a whim. [[Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI It's good to be the shogun.]]

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* Shogun Yoshimune in ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: the Inner Chambers'' has a very informal style, going so far as to conduct business in her pajamas and dragging members of her harem into convenient rooms or bushes on a whim. [[Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI It's good to be the shogun.]] Yoshimune actually ''weaponized'' this by using it as a pretext to dismiss Akifusa Manabe from office, when Manabe said that she was now shogun, not just a lord of some backwater, and should dress the part. [[spoiler:Granted, Manabe also tried to prevent Yoshimune from becoming shogun, but this was the excuse Yoshimune used.]]
3rd Sep '17 9:12:07 PM SSJMagus
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** His daughter, Princess Flare En Kuldes, wears a more expensive-looking outfit. But it still lacks any indication of her royal status, consisting of simply a well-tailored blouse and [[RealWomenDontWearDresses pants]], without a crown or even any jewelry.
3rd Sep '17 6:53:52 PM rjd1922
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* PrincessPeach in the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' universe always wears a simple pink dress, gloves, earrings, and a small crown. She never wears anything flashy. Daisy and Rosalina also follow a similar trend.
17th Jul '17 10:10:56 PM AirofMystery
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** [[{{Deuteragonist}} Aragorn]] spends most of the trilogy in a "chosen exile", and so wanders around in his Ranger of the North gear. It's only after the Battle of Minas Tirith is won and Aragorn is king of Gondor again that he switches to finer armour.
17th Jul '17 8:27:09 PM karstovich2
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** The Dutch monarchs' tradition of simplicity is also rooted, for good reason: until 1815, they weren't even monarchs, but nobles who "happened" to always be elected ''stadtholder'' (commander-in-chief of the armed forces/chief magistrate) of most (but seldom all) of the Provinces of the Dutch Republic. As a result, they never quite got into the whole "I'm a king!" thing. (This, incidentally, is why the English let ''stadtholder'' Prince William of Orange become King in 1688: having been head of state in a constitutional republic, he would know his place as head of state in a constitutional monarchy.)

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** The Dutch monarchs' tradition of simplicity is also rooted, for good reason: until 1815, they weren't even monarchs, but nobles who "happened" to always be elected ''stadtholder'' (commander-in-chief of the armed forces/chief magistrate) of most (but seldom all) of the Provinces of the Dutch Republic. As a result, they never quite got into the whole "I'm a king!" thing. (This, incidentally, is one of the main reasons why the English let ''stadtholder'' Prince William of Orange become King of England in 1688: having been head of state in a constitutional republic, he would know his place as head of state in a constitutional monarchy.)[[note]]The other major reasons were (1) royal genetics/family ties (he was married to James II's daughter Mary and was himself a grandson of Charles I in the female line), (2) religion (he and Mary were Protestant), and (3) Dutch business expertise (the Dutch had invented central banking and made improvements to paper money, shipping insurance, and financial instruments; the English hoped closer ties to the Dutch would establish or improve those things in England.)[[/note]])
3rd Jul '17 11:32:11 AM HarpieSiren
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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. And [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething yes]]...
** 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.
** Queen Minnie also acts like this. In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', when she introduces herself to Aqua, Horace is the one who points out that she's the queen. After Aqua, shocked that she'd been relatively casual with royalty, gets down on bended knee, apologizes and calls Minnie "Your Majesty," Minnie says that calling her by name is fine, adding that she doesn't think she's doing a good job as 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. And [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething yes]]...
**
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.
** Queen Minnie also acts like this. In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', when she introduces herself to Aqua, Horace is the one who points out that she's the queen. After Aqua, shocked that she'd been relatively casual with royalty, gets down on bended knee, apologizes and calls Minnie "Your Majesty," Minnie says that calling her by name is fine, adding that she doesn't think she's doing a good job as
ruler.
19th Jun '17 3:20:31 PM Lawman592
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Compare RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, SimpleYetOpulent, JustTheFirstCitizen.

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Compare RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, SimpleYetOpulent, JustTheFirstCitizen.
JustTheFirstCitizen and AffluentAscetic.
20th May '17 4:58:21 PM CnHGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is this entirely by necessity; like the ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' example above, he is the WarriorPrince of Japan, and by default, the Emperor since his father is dead. However, he has no kingdom, and wanders from place to place as a destitute nomad. His only possessions are a plain white robe, his sandals, and his sword.
16th May '17 10:21:43 AM nombretomado
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* Arcueid in ''{{Tsukihime}}'' used to wear royal regalia most of the time, but now tends to be more of a SweaterGirl. Borderline as everyone who could really be called one of her subjects is now dead but...

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* Arcueid in ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' used to wear royal regalia most of the time, but now tends to be more of a SweaterGirl. Borderline as everyone who could really be called one of her subjects is now dead but...
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