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28th Apr '17 9:19:12 AM Phys101
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** Princess Ozma from the ''Oz'' books. There's no consistent title for the ruler of Oz, so this could actually mean that she's a princess as a ''fairy'' rather than a princess of ''Oz''. We don't see enough of other fairies to be sure.

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** Princess Ozma from the ''Oz'' books. ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' calls her a Queen when she took the throne at the end, but from then on, she is always "Princess Ozma". There's no consistent title for the ruler of Oz, so this could actually mean that she's a princess as a ''fairy'' rather than a princess of ''Oz''. We don't see enough of other fairies to be sure.
10th Apr '17 4:52:27 PM R.G.
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Notably, the word princess (and its distaff counterpart, prince) is derived from the Latin word "princeps", which means "first citizen". It was one of the titles of the Roman Emperor. Some real life countries--mostly small nations such as Andorra and Monaco--continue to refer to their leaders as "Prince" in this context. This is what we call a ''principality'', as opposed to a ''king''dom.

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Notably, the word princess (and its distaff spear counterpart, prince) is derived from the Latin word "princeps", which means "first citizen". It was one of the titles of the Roman Emperor. Some real life countries--mostly small nations such as Andorra and Monaco--continue to refer to their leaders as "Prince" in this context. This is what we call a ''principality'', as opposed to a ''king''dom.
6th Apr '17 6:51:34 PM immblueversion
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Princess Celestia and Princess Luna are the rulers of Equestria (the first by day, the second by night), with no attempt to lampshade Equestria as a principality. (WordOfGod says this is due to ExecutiveMeddling: little girls think princesses are good but [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen queens are evil]].) This is also an ExaggeratedTrope since their power is close to that of deities, and their responsibilities include keeping the sun and moon rising and setting.
** Just to hit that point home, the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shape-shifting]], [[EmotionEater love-eating]] villain of the Season 2 finale is known as ''Queen'' Chrysalis.
** The season 2 finale also introduces Princess Cadance, who retains her title when she becomes the ruler (possibly the regent?) of the Crystal Empire in season 3.
** The Season 3 finale ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Magical Mystery Cure]]'' finally explains this in-universe. The princesses aren't from a bloodline, they're chosen due to their talents. [[spoiler:Like Twilight at the end of the episode.]] The Season Six premier, ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E1TheCrystallingPart1 The Crystalling]]'', confirmed that this also applied to Celestia and Luna, when they state that Equestria had "never seen a pony born an Alicorn", despite the two princesses having been shown to be alicorns from a relatively young age when originally fighting Discord.
** And on the opposite end, the series also has Prince Blueblood, who is not an [[WingedUnicorn alicorn]] and is not really connected to the throne at all. WordOfGod says that he was supposed to be a Duke, which would have been more appropriate, but they weren't sure whether the kids would know what a duke is.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', all [[WingedUnicorn Alicorns]] are given the title of "Princess" and assigned different areas to govern: Princess Celestia and Princess Luna are the rulers of Equestria (the first by day, (also an ExaggeratedTrope since their power is close to that of deities, moving the second by sun and moon each day and night), with no attempt while Princess Cadance retains her title when she becomes ruler of the Crystal Empire, which was once overseen by her ancestor, Princes Amore[[note]]once referred to lampshade Equestria in-show as [[TheHighQueen a principality. (WordOfGod queen]], making for the series' first (if brief) aversion)[[/note]]. The show makes an InUniverse explanation that the "Princess" title isn't exclusively passed down from a bloodline, but is handed out based on talent and worthiness. Still, WordOfGod says this the decision to use the title in the first place is due to ExecutiveMeddling: ExecutiveMeddling dictating that little girls think princesses are good but [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen queens are evil]].) This is also an ExaggeratedTrope since their power is close to that of deities, and their responsibilities include keeping the sun and moon rising and setting.
** Just to hit that point home, the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shape-shifting]], [[EmotionEater love-eating]] villain of the Season 2 finale is known as ''Queen'' Chrysalis.
** The season 2 finale also introduces Princess Cadance, who retains her title when she becomes the ruler (possibly the regent?) of the Crystal Empire in season 3.
** The Season 3 finale ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Magical Mystery Cure]]'' finally explains this in-universe. The princesses aren't from a bloodline, they're chosen due to their talents. [[spoiler:Like Twilight at the end of the episode.]] The Season Six premier, ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E1TheCrystallingPart1 The Crystalling]]'', confirmed that this also applied to Celestia and Luna, when they state that Equestria had "never seen a pony born an Alicorn", despite the two princesses having been shown to be alicorns from a relatively young age when originally fighting Discord.
** And on the opposite end, the series also has Prince Blueblood, who is not an [[WingedUnicorn alicorn]] and is not really connected to the throne at all. WordOfGod says that he was supposed to be a Duke, which would have been more appropriate, but they weren't sure whether the kids would know what a duke is.
27th Mar '17 12:03:59 PM Smeagol17
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Notably, the word princess (and its distaff counterpart, prince) is derived from the Latin word "princeps", which means "first citizen". It was one of the titles of the Roman Emperor. Some real life countries--mostly small nations such as Andorra and Monaco--continue to refer to their leaders as "Prince" use it in this context. This is what we call a ''principality'', as opposed to a ''king''dom.

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Notably, the word princess (and its distaff counterpart, prince) is derived from the Latin word "princeps", which means "first citizen". It was one of the titles of the Roman Emperor. Some real life countries--mostly small nations such as Andorra and Monaco--continue to refer to their leaders as "Prince" use it in this context. This is what we call a ''principality'', as opposed to a ''king''dom.
23rd Mar '17 3:05:25 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In a few games, like the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'', it's left vague whether Zelda or one of her parents is the reigning monarch.

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** In a few games, like the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'', it's left vague whether Zelda or one of her parents is the reigning monarch.
23rd Mar '17 3:04:58 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Princess Zelda actually outright averts this in several:

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** Princess Zelda actually outright averts this in several: several games:
23rd Mar '17 3:03:50 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** Princess Zelda in some, but not all ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games and adaptations, notably ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Ocarina of Time]]'' (Either the king is alive (child timeline), or he gets killed and Zelda must hide from the BigBad (adult timeline)), as well as ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' ([[AllThereInTheManual supplementary material]] says she was about to be crowned queen before everything started going to hell). The ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' manual also refers to her as "queen", for what it is worth.
** Which makes [[spoiler:Midna, the titular "[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]"]] an example as well.
** Other instances of Zelda don't have her rule anything, particularly ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. There she's just [[spoiler:the descendant of an earlier Princess Zelda and what ''would'' be her kingdom is frozen in time beneath the seas. She doesn't actually become any sort of monarch until after ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass''.]]
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' also deserves mention, as Zelda in that game is a normal girl attending school with Link. Although she is the headmaster's daughter, there is no royalty to speak of in Skyloft.
** Princess Hilda of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' is portrayed as the [[DarkWorld Lorulean]] counterpart to Zelda, and is appropriately also the ruler of her kingdom.
** ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' plays it straight with numerous returning princesses. Zelda is treated as TheHighQueen and interviews even call her queenly, however she is still only called a "princess".

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** Princess Zelda in some, but not all
''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games and adaptations, notably ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to goes all over the Past]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Ocarina of Time]]'' (Either the king is alive (child timeline), or he gets killed and Zelda must hide from the BigBad (adult timeline)), as well as place with this:
** In
''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' ([[AllThereInTheManual Princess]]'', [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary material]] says she say that Princess Zelda was about to be crowned queen before everything started going to hell). The hell; the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' manual also refers to her as "queen", for what it is worth.
** Which makes
worth. In contrast, [[spoiler:Midna, the titular "[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]"]] an "Twilight Princess" herself,]] seems to have been a straight example as well.
before she was overthrown by [[spoiler:Zant]].
** Other instances of While the Princess Zelda don't have of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]'' is technically the ruling monarch, it's implied that she's not old enough to be crowned queen yet, with Hyrule functioning under a regency instead.
** Princess Zelda in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'' is portrayed as the ruler of
her rule anything, particularly ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. There kingdom, and the same thing applies to her [[DarkWorld Lorulean]] counterpart Princess Hilda.
** Princess Zelda actually outright averts this in several:
*** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Ocarina of Time]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', her father is the one on the throne when the BigBad rears its ugly head.
*** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' is a peculiar example, as there
she's just [[spoiler:the descendant of an earlier Princess Zelda and what ''would'' be her kingdom is frozen in time beneath the seas. She doesn't actually become any sort of monarch until after ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass''.]]
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''
''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'']].
*** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''
also deserves mention, as Zelda in that game is a normal girl attending school with Link. Although she is the headmaster's daughter, there is no royalty to speak of in Skyloft.
** Princess Hilda of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' is portrayed as In a few games, like the [[DarkWorld Lorulean]] counterpart to Zelda, and is appropriately also the ruler ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'', it's left vague whether Zelda or one of her kingdom.
parents is the reigning monarch.
** ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' plays it straight with numerous returning princesses. While Zelda is treated as TheHighQueen and developer interviews even call her queenly, however "queenly", she is still only called a "princess"."princess" in-game.
16th Mar '17 8:54:50 PM Chytus
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** Princesses Celestia and Princess Luna are the rulers of Equestria (the first by day, the second by night), with no attempt to lampshade Equestria as a principality. (WordOfGod says this is due to ExecutiveMeddling: little girls think princesses are good but [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen queens are evil]].) This is also an ExaggeratedTrope since their power is close to that of deities, and their responsibilities include keeping the sun and moon rising and setting.

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** Princesses Princess Celestia and Princess Luna are the rulers of Equestria (the first by day, the second by night), with no attempt to lampshade Equestria as a principality. (WordOfGod says this is due to ExecutiveMeddling: little girls think princesses are good but [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen queens are evil]].) This is also an ExaggeratedTrope since their power is close to that of deities, and their responsibilities include keeping the sun and moon rising and setting.
16th Mar '17 8:53:23 PM Chytus
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Notably, the word princess (and its distaff counterpart, prince) is derived from the Latin word "princeps", which means "first citizen". It was one of the titles of the Roman Emperor. Some real life countries--mostly dmall nations such as Andorra and Monaco--continue to refer to their leaders as "Prince" use it in this context. This is what we call a ''principality'', as opposed to a ''king''dom.

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Notably, the word princess (and its distaff counterpart, prince) is derived from the Latin word "princeps", which means "first citizen". It was one of the titles of the Roman Emperor. Some real life countries--mostly dmall small nations such as Andorra and Monaco--continue to refer to their leaders as "Prince" use it in this context. This is what we call a ''principality'', as opposed to a ''king''dom.



Contrast GodSaveUsFromTheQueen. Compare PoliticallyActivePrincess.

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Contrast GodSaveUsFromTheQueen. GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Compare PoliticallyActivePrincess.



* An unusual male example, the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villain SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has declared himself "The Clown ''Prince'' of Crime" but is the leader of his gang, which should make him "The Clown ''King'' of Crime" but then he'd lose the pun.

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* An unusual male example, the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villain SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the Joker has declared himself "The Clown ''Prince'' of Crime" but is the leader of his gang, which should make him "The Clown ''King'' of Crime" but then he'd lose the pun.



* This would seem to be the case with Princess Mithian from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. She arrives in Camelot for an ArrangedMarriage to KingArthur, with no sign or mention of either parent. When Arthur breaks off the engagement because he's still in love with Guinevere, he gives her full rights to the lands that were in dispute between their kingdoms, at which point Mithian says: "I would give up ''my own'' kingdom to be so loved." Presumably, she's the ruler of her own kingdom, but is still refered to as a princess. When she returns to the show in Series 5, her background is expanded on and it's revealed that she had a father the whole time. However, the example still stands, as when she first appeared the writers had no plans to bring her back again, nor gave any indication of her parentage. For that one episode at least, she was a straight example of this trope.

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* This would seem to be the case with Princess Mithian from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. She arrives in Camelot for an ArrangedMarriage to KingArthur, Myth/KingArthur, with no sign or mention of either parent. When Arthur breaks off the engagement because he's still in love with Guinevere, he gives her full rights to the lands that were in dispute between their kingdoms, at which point Mithian says: "I would give up ''my own'' kingdom to be so loved." Presumably, she's the ruler of her own kingdom, but is still refered referred to as a princess. When she returns to the show in Series 5, her background is expanded on and it's revealed that she had a father the whole time. However, the example still stands, as when she first appeared the writers had no plans to bring her back again, nor gave any indication of her parentage. For that one episode at least, she was a straight example of this trope.



* The male variation of this trope is featured in ''Emilia Galotti'' by [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Gotthold Ephraim Lessing]]. The antagonist, Prince Hettore Gonzaga is the king and regent of Guastalla in all but the title. Lessing probably did that to avert any obvious parallels to the regents of ''his'' time (the piece, albeit set in renaissance Italy, was a warily subtle commentary on the corrupted politics of the then-contemporary 18th century [[AllTheLittleGermanies German states]]).

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* The male variation of this trope is featured in ''Emilia Galotti'' by [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Gotthold Ephraim Lessing]]. The antagonist, Prince Hettore Gonzaga is the king and regent of Guastalla in all but the title. Lessing probably did that to avert any obvious parallels to the regents of ''his'' time (the piece, albeit set in renaissance Italy, was a warily subtle commentary on the corrupted politics of the then-contemporary 18th century [[AllTheLittleGermanies [[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies German states]]).



* Riliane in [[Music/{{Mothy}} Mothy's]] [[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles Story of Evil]] series is queen of her country but chooses to be called Princess, out of respect for her late mother. She's not [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen a particularly ''good'' ruler]], though...

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* Riliane in [[Music/{{Mothy}} Mothy's]] [[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles Story of Evil]] series is queen of her country but chooses to be called Princess, out of respect for her late mother. She's not [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen a particularly ''good'' ruler]], though...though.



** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' also deserves mention, as Zelda in that game is a normal girl attending school with Link...although she is the headmaster's daughter, there is no royalty to speak of in Skyloft.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' also deserves mention, as Zelda in that game is a normal girl attending school with Link...although Link. Although she is the headmaster's daughter, there is no royalty to speak of in Skyloft.



* In both timelines of ''RadiantHistoria'', Queen Protea is deposed one way or another, but Eruca continues calling herself Princess. Justified, as there's bigger issues preventing her having time to be coroneted, [[spoiler:and Stocke being being her older brother Ernst makes her claim to the throne unclear for a while]].

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* In both timelines of ''RadiantHistoria'', ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'', Queen Protea is deposed one way or another, but Eruca continues calling herself Princess. Justified, as there's bigger issues preventing her having time to be coroneted, coronated, [[spoiler:and Stocke being being her older brother Ernst makes her claim to the throne unclear for a while]].



** Princes Celestia and Princess Luna are the rulers of Equestria (the first by day, the second by night), with no attempt to lampshade Equestria as a principality. (WordOfGod says this is due to ExecutiveMeddling: little girls think princesses are good but [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen queens are evil]].) This is also an ExaggeratedTrope since their power is close to that of deities, and their responsibilites include keeping the sun and moon rising and setting.

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** Princes Princesses Celestia and Princess Luna are the rulers of Equestria (the first by day, the second by night), with no attempt to lampshade Equestria as a principality. (WordOfGod says this is due to ExecutiveMeddling: little girls think princesses are good but [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen queens are evil]].) This is also an ExaggeratedTrope since their power is close to that of deities, and their responsibilites responsibilities include keeping the sun and moon rising and setting.



** The Season 3 finale ''[[{{Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure}} Magical Mystery Cure]]'' finally explains this in-universe. The princesses aren't from a bloodline, they're chosen due to their talents. [[spoiler:Like Twilight at the end of the episode.]] The Season Six premier, ''[[{{Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E1TheCrystallingPart1}} The Crystalling]]'', confirmed that this also applied to Celestia and Luna, when they state that Equestria had "never seen a pony born an Alicorn", despite the two princesses having been shown to be alicorns from a relatively young age when originally fighting Discord.

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** The Season 3 finale ''[[{{Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure}} ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Magical Mystery Cure]]'' finally explains this in-universe. The princesses aren't from a bloodline, they're chosen due to their talents. [[spoiler:Like Twilight at the end of the episode.]] The Season Six premier, ''[[{{Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E1TheCrystallingPart1}} ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E1TheCrystallingPart1 The Crystalling]]'', confirmed that this also applied to Celestia and Luna, when they state that Equestria had "never seen a pony born an Alicorn", despite the two princesses having been shown to be alicorns from a relatively young age when originally fighting Discord.



* Princess Berrykin from ''StrawberryShortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures''.

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* Princess Berrykin from ''StrawberryShortcake's ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gawayn}}'', Princess Gwendolyn is portrayed as the rightful ruler of her kingdom. Her parents have never even been seen or mentioned...

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gawayn}}'', Princess Gwendolyn is portrayed as the rightful ruler of her kingdom. Her parents have never even been seen or mentioned...mentioned.



* This could become the case for Wales, which is a principality. Should the future heir apparent of the United Kingdom (the traditional ruler of Wales) be a girl then they will officially be the "Princess Of Wales." (Note that Diana wasn't an example, since she was princess by virtue of being married to the Prince of Wales rather that actually holding authority. Neither was the present Queen, before the death of her father; since Great Britain practiced male-preference primogeniture[[note]]Eldest male descendant of the current title holder is considered the heir, even if he has older sisters[[/note]], she was only heiress presumptive, and thus ineligible to hold the title.)
** Not quite. The title of "Princess of Wales" is retained exclusively for the use of the wife of the Prince of Wales. When Queen Elizabeth II was accepted as heiress presumptive to her father, the possibility of making her Princess of Wales in her own right was considered, and was discarded ''because'' it is strictly a courtesy title. TheOtherWiki explains it [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_of_wales here]].
** Wales was annexed by England and has not retained separate status, legally or even, arguably now, culturally. This is why laws are passed for either "England (and Wales)" or "Scotland", since the latter 'has' retained a separate (and significantly different) legal system and culture.



** There are actual principalities amongst some of the smaller states of Europe (such as Monaco and Lichtenstein) whose head of state is referred to (or translated as, in Lichtenstein's case) as "Prince", instead of another title like "King", so it would be reasonable that any female inheriting the position would, if possible, be referred to as "Princess".
*** In German, the term "Fürst" is used for the reigning monarch ("Fürstin" being the female version), while "Prinz"/"Prinzessin" refer to the children of monarchs. Thus, no ambiguity between the two positions exists in German-speaking Lichtenstein. In French-speaking Monaco, on the other hand, both the reigning monarch and children of the monarch are referred to as Prince/Princess. The term "Prince Souverain" ("Sovereign Prince") is used to clarify things. Or Sovereign Princess in one case, because unlike Lichtenstein [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Hippolyte,_Princess_of_Monaco there has actually been a reigning Princess of Monaco]].

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** * There are actual principalities amongst some of the smaller states of Europe (such as Monaco and Lichtenstein) whose head of state is referred to (or translated as, in Lichtenstein's case) as "Prince", instead of another title like "King", so it would be reasonable that any female inheriting the position would, if possible, be referred to as "Princess".
*** * In German, the term "Fürst" is used for the reigning monarch ("Fürstin" being the female version), while "Prinz"/"Prinzessin" refer to the children of monarchs. Thus, no ambiguity between the two positions exists in German-speaking Lichtenstein. In French-speaking Monaco, on the other hand, both the reigning monarch and children of the monarch are referred to as Prince/Princess. The term "Prince Souverain" ("Sovereign Prince") is used to clarify things. Or Sovereign Princess in one case, because unlike Lichtenstein [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Hippolyte,_Princess_of_Monaco there has actually been a reigning Princess of Monaco]].
5th Mar '17 4:51:33 AM ScipioSmith
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* ''Literature/TheFirstSwordChronicles'': after the death of her brother the Emperor, Princess Romana ascends to the throne; however, as she wishes to reinstate the faith of the [[GodEmperor Divine Empress]], Romana rules only as Princess Imperial, mortal steward of the Empress' will.

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* ''Literature/TheFirstSwordChronicles'': ''Literature/FirstSwordChronicles'': after the death of her brother the Emperor, Princess Romana ascends to the throne; however, as she wishes to reinstate the faith of the [[GodEmperor Divine Empress]], Romana rules only as Princess Imperial, mortal steward of the Empress' will.
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