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29th May '17 8:44:36 AM LadyNorbert
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** Kaylee was an example of "just that girl showing up and having a good time"; she enjoyed herself tremendously except for one run-in with the AlphaBitch (who got put in her place anyway). She wore a fancy dress but never pretended to be someone beside herself and this made her the most popular young woman there. All the young men (and a fair number of the not-so-young men) at the party were fascinated by a pretty woman who knew more about engines than they did.
** Mal was partly a Prince for a Day. At first, he was at the event only becuase he was interested in getting their job done and he needed to make a contact there, but then when he saw Inara, he decided to join in and have some fun, dancing with her.

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** Kaylee was an example of "just that girl showing up and having a good time"; she enjoyed herself tremendously except for one run-in with the AlphaBitch (who got put in her place anyway). She wore a fancy dress but never pretended to be someone beside herself anything she wasn't, and this made her the most popular young woman there. All the young men (and a fair number of the not-so-young men) at the party were fascinated by a pretty woman who knew more about engines than they did.
** Mal was partly a Prince for a Day. At first, he was at the event only becuase because he was interested in getting their job done and he needed to make a contact there, but then when he saw Inara, he decided to join in and have some fun, dancing with her.



* In ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'', Gwen impersonated Morgana in one season 2 ep, after she and Morgana were captured by bandits. Morgana escaped and the henchman taking Gwen back begged her to impersonate Morgana in fear that the leader, Hengist, would kill him if he didn't bring back Morgana.
* In an episode of ''Series/FullHouse'', the Tanners vacation in Disneyland and, while visiting an attraction based around the genie's lamp from ''Aladdin'', Michelle winds up winning the position of the amusement park's "Princess of the Day" and is rewarded three wishes-- all while simultaneously domineering her sisters around and eventually learning her lesson about it.

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* In ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'', Gwen impersonated Morgana in one season 2 ep, after she and Morgana were captured by bandits. Morgana escaped and the henchman taking Gwen back begged her to impersonate Morgana in for fear that the leader, Hengist, would kill him if he didn't bring back Morgana.
* In an episode of ''Series/FullHouse'', the Tanners vacation in Disneyland and, while visiting an attraction based around the genie's lamp from ''Aladdin'', Michelle winds up winning the position of the amusement park's "Princess of the Day" and is rewarded three wishes-- wishes -- all while simultaneously domineering her sisters around and eventually learning her lesson about it.



* In ''VideoGame/InfiniteSpace'', in order to get somebody from the LMC who is willing to hear about [[spoiler:Lugovalos threat]], Nia disguises herself as a representative from Lanco Warship Manufacturing (using the dress that Yuri bought for her) to attend the conference at Zefiro. [[spoiler:And a few hours later into the game, we learn that she WAS a princess...]]

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* In ''VideoGame/InfiniteSpace'', in order to get somebody from the LMC who is willing to hear about [[spoiler:Lugovalos threat]], Nia disguises herself as a representative from Lanco Warship Manufacturing (using the dress that Yuri bought for her) to attend the conference at Zefiro. [[spoiler:And a few hours later into the game, we learn that she WAS ''was'' a princess...]]



* Much of the [[WeddingAndEngagementTropes wedding industry]] is built on this trope, as is the idea that the bride is princess or queen for her wedding day.

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* Much of the [[WeddingAndEngagementTropes wedding industry]] is built on this trope, as is the idea that the bride is a princess or queen for her wedding day.
26th May '17 10:16:50 AM fruitstripegum
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[[quoteright:350:[[Film/{{Cinderella 1997}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/princess_for_a_day_6.jpg]]]]

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* Both, [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Nozomi]] and [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Miyuki]] become Cinderella for an episode, respectively. However, the latter and her team actually transform into princesses since episode 23 onwards.

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* Both, [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Nozomi]] and Nozomi]], [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Miyuki]] and [[Anime/MahoGirlsPrecure Mofurun]] all become Cinderella for an episode, respectively. episode of their respective show. However, the latter Miyuki and her team actually transform into princesses since episode 23 onwards.
5th Mar '17 7:37:57 AM iowaforever
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*''WebComic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld''; in the strip [[https://satwcomic.com/australian-princess Australian Princess]], Sister Australia is sad because she wants to go to the royal ball, but she can't since Australia doesn't have a monarchy. Denmark makes her an honorary Danish princess so she can go, and the two happily enjoy each other's company for the night.
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13th Jan '17 7:07:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* DC issue #28 of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' was titled "Princess For A Day," but was instead a dialogueless story of Princess Morbucks at Pokey Oaks Kindergarten being upstaged at every turn by the Powerpuffs.

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* DC issue #28 of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' ''ComicBook/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was titled "Princess For A Day," but was instead a dialogueless story of Princess Morbucks at Pokey Oaks Kindergarten being upstaged at every turn by the Powerpuffs.



* Meg in ''LittleWomen'' gets this treatment in the chapter "Vanity Fair", and attends a high class party held by a rich friend of hers... only [[HumblePie to be humbled]] by [[GossipyHens ladies whispering behind her back about her and her family's poverty]] and Laurie calling her out on being shallow. That and those dancing slippers ''really'' hurt.
* The HawkAndFisher story, ''Vengeance for a Lonely Man'', by Creator/SimonRGreen sees the main characters going undercover as minor nobility to catch a spy who's stolen extremely sensitive information. Interestingly a popular fan theory at the time had it that Hawk & Fisher were nobility -- namely Prince Rupert & Princess Julia from the recently published ''Blue Moon Rising''. The later ''Blue Moon Rising'' officially [[spoiler:confirmed]] this theory.

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* Meg in ''LittleWomen'' ''Literature/LittleWomen'' gets this treatment in the chapter "Vanity Fair", and attends a high class party held by a rich friend of hers... only [[HumblePie to be humbled]] by [[GossipyHens ladies whispering behind her back about her and her family's poverty]] and Laurie calling her out on being shallow. That and those dancing slippers ''really'' hurt.
* The HawkAndFisher Literature/HawkAndFisher story, ''Vengeance for a Lonely Man'', by Creator/SimonRGreen sees the main characters going undercover as minor nobility to catch a spy who's stolen extremely sensitive information. Interestingly a popular fan theory at the time had it that Hawk & Fisher were nobility -- namely Prince Rupert & Princess Julia from the recently published ''Blue Moon Rising''. The later ''Blue Moon Rising'' officially [[spoiler:confirmed]] this theory.



* Vin does this several times in ''{{Mistborn}}'', impersonating a noblewoman in order to gather information about what the nobles are planning and to try and pit different noble houses against each other.

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* Vin does this several times in ''{{Mistborn}}'', ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'', impersonating a noblewoman in order to gather information about what the nobles are planning and to try and pit different noble houses against each other.
13th Jan '17 7:05:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', Gwen impersonated Morgana in one season 2 ep, after she and Morgana were captured by bandits. Morgana escaped and the henchman taking Gwen back begged her to impersonate Morgana in fear that the leader, Hengist, would kill him if he didn't bring back Morgana.

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* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'', Gwen impersonated Morgana in one season 2 ep, after she and Morgana were captured by bandits. Morgana escaped and the henchman taking Gwen back begged her to impersonate Morgana in fear that the leader, Hengist, would kill him if he didn't bring back Morgana.
13th Jan '17 6:21:22 AM Ccook1956
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* DC issue #28 of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' was titled "Princess For A Day," but was instead a dialogueless story of Princess Morbucks at Pokey Oaks Kindergarten being upstaged at every turn by the Powerpuffs.
14th Nov '16 3:34:13 PM margdean56
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* "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/donkeyskin/stories/kingdaughter.html The King Who Wished Marry To His Daughter]]"

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* "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/donkeyskin/stories/kingdaughter.html The King Who Wished To Marry To His Daughter]]"



* The HawkAndFisher story, ''Vengeance for a Lonely Man'', by Creator/SimonRGreen sees the main characters going undercover as minor nobility to catch a spy who's stolen extremely sensitive information. Interestingly a popular fan theory at the time had it that Hawk & Fisher were nobility - namely Prince Rupert & Princess Julia from the recently published ''Blue Moon Rising''. The later ''Blue Moon Rising'' officially [[spoiler:confirmed]] this theory.

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* The HawkAndFisher story, ''Vengeance for a Lonely Man'', by Creator/SimonRGreen sees the main characters going undercover as minor nobility to catch a spy who's stolen extremely sensitive information. Interestingly a popular fan theory at the time had it that Hawk & Fisher were nobility - -- namely Prince Rupert & Princess Julia from the recently published ''Blue Moon Rising''. The later ''Blue Moon Rising'' officially [[spoiler:confirmed]] this theory.



* In ''Literature/WhyPolly'', Polly, a mere flower girl, gets to dress up as the princess and spend the night in the palace. It would be a lot more fun if she hadn�t been kidnapped...

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* In ''Literature/WhyPolly'', Polly, a mere flower girl, gets to dress up as the princess and spend the night in the palace. It would be a lot more fun if she hadn�t hadn't been kidnapped...
8th Oct '16 4:19:23 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:349:[[Film/{{Cinderella 1997}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Brandy_Cinderella_5833.jpg]]]]
[-[[caption-width-right:349:One night of grace and charm in a life of toil and chore.]]-]

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4th Sep '16 1:12:12 PM nombretomado
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* The HawkAndFisher story, ''Vengeance for a Lonely Man'', by Creator/SimonRGreen sees the main characters going undercover as minor nobility to catch a spy who's stolen extremely sensitive information. Interestingly a popular fan theory at the time had it that Hawk & Fisher were nobility - namely Prince Rupert & Princess Julia from the recently published ''Blue Moon Rising''. The later ''Blue Moon Rising'' officialy [[spoiler:confirmed]] this theory.

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* The HawkAndFisher story, ''Vengeance for a Lonely Man'', by Creator/SimonRGreen sees the main characters going undercover as minor nobility to catch a spy who's stolen extremely sensitive information. Interestingly a popular fan theory at the time had it that Hawk & Fisher were nobility - namely Prince Rupert & Princess Julia from the recently published ''Blue Moon Rising''. The later ''Blue Moon Rising'' officialy officially [[spoiler:confirmed]] this theory.



* There are a few times when [[AnneOfGreenGables Anne Shirley]] dresses up and goes on outings into town. One memorable occasion has her attend a charity event where she and a number of other people recite monologues. While she initially feels miserable, plain, and nervous amongst the famous people who are clearly much higher-class and wearing more expensive clothes than her, she impresses everyone with her monologue, is invited to meet and mingle with said higher-class guests, and later learns that a skilled painter had admired her hair.

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* There are a few times when [[AnneOfGreenGables [[Literature/AnneOfGreenGables Anne Shirley]] dresses up and goes on outings into town. One memorable occasion has her attend a charity event where she and a number of other people recite monologues. While she initially feels miserable, plain, and nervous amongst the famous people who are clearly much higher-class and wearing more expensive clothes than her, she impresses everyone with her monologue, is invited to meet and mingle with said higher-class guests, and later learns that a skilled painter had admired her hair.
22nd Jun '16 3:23:51 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay''
%%* ''Film/MaidInManhattan''
* The "glass slipper" of ''Film/EverAfter'' belongs to a FallenPrincess who pretended to be a courtier to save a man's life.
* Jack dresses up like a first class passenger in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''.
* Creator/FrankCapra's 1933 film ''Film/LadyForADay'', based on the short story "Madame La Gimp" by Creator/DamonRunyon, is the trope namer. He remade it as ''A Pocketful of Miracles'' in 1961 with Creator/BetteDavis as the lady for a day.

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%%* ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay''
%%* ''Film/MaidInManhattan''
* The "glass slipper" of ''Film/EverAfter'' belongs to a FallenPrincess who pretended to be a courtier to save a man's life.
* Jack dresses up like a first class passenger in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''.
* Creator/FrankCapra's 1933 film ''Film/LadyForADay'', based on the short story "Madame La Gimp" by Creator/DamonRunyon, is the trope namer. He remade it as ''A Pocketful of Miracles'' in 1961 with Creator/BetteDavis as the lady for a day.
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* Tiana in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', accidentally, which leads to the film's big twist.



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%%* ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay''
%%* ''Film/MaidInManhattan''
* The "glass slipper" of ''Film/EverAfter'' belongs to a FallenPrincess who pretended to be a courtier to save a man's life.
* Jack dresses up like a first class passenger in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''.
* Creator/FrankCapra's 1933 film ''Film/LadyForADay'', based on the short story "Madame La Gimp" by Creator/DamonRunyon, is the trope namer. He remade it as ''A Pocketful of Miracles'' in 1961 with Creator/BetteDavis as the lady for a day.

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* Tiana in ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', accidentally, which leads to the film's big twist.
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