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15th Jan '16 10:36:44 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* Hotohori in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' [[spoiler: and later his son Boushin]], actually relishes this due to loneliness although his advisors discourage it.
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* Hotohori in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' [[spoiler: and later his son Boushin]], actually relishes this due to loneliness although his advisors discourage it.

* In ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', the main character is invited to the palace for stopping a thief. The princess gestures with her hand, Louise tells him to take her hand in lips. Saito kisses her instead because that's what Japanese manga said to do. HilarityEnsues (said princess is too sheltered to take offense).
14th Jan '16 1:35:29 PM hamza678
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* ''Film/{{Pixels}}'', the president, played by Creator/KevinSmith is friendly with his high school friend Sam, to the point of letting him in his room unguarded. Sam also refers to the Secret Service by their first names.

** The Green Knight from SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight takes it one step further and rides his horse straight into the main hall during a feast.
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** The Green Knight from SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight takes it one step further and rides his horse straight into the main hall during a feast.

* Fflewddur Fflam in the PrydainChronicles was king of a country so small you could walk across the whole thing in a single day. Children would often play games and sports in his throne room because of ease of access, and they knew that he was far more likely to join in their games then shoo them out of the castle.
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* Fflewddur Fflam in the PrydainChronicles Literature/PrydainChronicles was king of a country so small you could walk across the whole thing in a single day. Children would often play games and sports in his throne room because of ease of access, and they knew that he was far more likely to join in their games then shoo them out of the castle.

* Subverted in VorkosiganSaga. While the main characters refer to the emperor informally they are closely related. Armsmen have close access but not informal access. * Played with in the {{Dragaera}} novels. Technically, any citizen of the Empire can seek an audience with the Empress at a certain time each week; in practice, her guards and bureaucrats make the process of requesting such an audience so intimidating and bothersome that most commoners back off and leave long before they get near her. Likewise, while it's possible for any citizen to communicate with the Empress psychically, peasants are never taught ''how'' to do so, and other social classes are warned that she might use the Imperial Orb to destroy their minds if they contact her for any reason ''she'' doesn't consider worthy of her time.
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* Subverted in VorkosiganSaga.Literature/VorkosiganSaga. While the main characters refer to the emperor informally they are closely related. Armsmen have close access but not informal access. * Played with in the {{Dragaera}} Literature/{{Dragaera}} novels. Technically, any citizen of the Empire can seek an audience with the Empress at a certain time each week; in practice, her guards and bureaucrats make the process of requesting such an audience so intimidating and bothersome that most commoners back off and leave long before they get near her. Likewise, while it's possible for any citizen to communicate with the Empress psychically, peasants are never taught ''how'' to do so, and other social classes are warned that she might use the Imperial Orb to destroy their minds if they contact her for any reason ''she'' doesn't consider worthy of her time.

Featured on two separate occasions in the original ''Series/HouseOfCardsUK'':
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Featured *Featured on two separate occasions in the original ''Series/HouseOfCardsUK'':
8th Jan '16 5:20:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''SpiderRiders'': The citizens of Arachna do this all the time with Prince Lumen.
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* ''SpiderRiders'': ''Anime/SpiderRiders'': The citizens of Arachna do this all the time with Prince Lumen.
21st Nov '15 6:38:30 AM ironballs16
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* Studiously {{averted}} in ''TheWitcher3WildHunt''. Not only is security around Emperor Nemhyr tight, but Geralt is forced to [[BatheHerAndBringHerToMe bathe and shave before being granted audience at Emhyr's request]].
12th Nov '15 2:25:23 PM roxana
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* Alfred the Great once had a set of petitioners follow him into his private chamber - in those days a separate building - and interrupt him while he was washing his face. He calmly toweled himself off while listening to their problem.
1st Nov '15 11:10:54 AM MarkLungo
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The phenomenon in fiction (primarily in high fantasy) of commoners being allowed improbably free access to the royal family.
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The phenomenon in fiction (primarily in high fantasy) HighFantasy) of commoners being allowed improbably free access to the royal family.
1st Nov '15 11:08:10 AM CrimsonZephyr
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* A central theme in ''Theatre/HenryIV''. Prince Hal has a friendly, casual friendship with Sir John Falstaff that his father the King thinks entirely inappropriate because being overly familiar, especially with disreputable people, means they will not respect the King when the time comes. Sure enough, while Falstaff is jolly, and has some surprisingly nuanced thoughts on honor, he is an unreliable and shifty character that stains the prince's reputation with his very presence, and Hal only starts becoming a good king (or starts being perceived as such) after ridding himself of that association.
27th Oct '15 2:02:40 PM jeez
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Featured on two separate occasions in the original ''[[Series/HouseOfCardsUK]]'':
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Featured on two separate occasions in the original ''[[Series/HouseOfCardsUK]]'':''Series/HouseOfCardsUK'':
27th Oct '15 2:02:20 PM jeez
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Featured on two separate occasions in the original ''[[Series/HouseOfCardsUK]]'': ** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]], quite literally, in ''To Play The King'' - The King decides to embark on a meet'n'greet tour through Britain without his security detail (to manifest his reputation as a 'people's monarch' and to build popular support against PM Urquhart). Urquhart, in return, exploits this by [[spoiler:arranging a [[FalseFlagOperation 'summer theatre']] in which the King gets 'kidnapped' by a group of paid thugs and then be 'rescued' by the British Army at Urquhart's behest, making him look like a hero and the King like a callous idiot]]. ** Played straight in ''The Final Cut'' - Urquharts own limousine is rammed off the motorway by some random trio of drunken punks in a minibus who are looking for a fight (but probably didn't realise ''whose'' limousine they just hit). Then [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that they're [[RealityEnsues promptly shot by Urquhart's own bodyguards as 'terrorists']].
26th Sep '15 4:30:51 PM nombretomado
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* At the closing ceremony of the 1912 OlympicGames in Stockholm, Swedish King Gustav V praised American Jim Thorpe as the greatest athlete in the world. Thorpe's response? "Thanks, King!"
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* At the closing ceremony of the 1912 OlympicGames UsefulNotes/OlympicGames in Stockholm, Swedish King Gustav V praised American Jim Thorpe as the greatest athlete in the world. Thorpe's response? "Thanks, King!"
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