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[[caption-width-right:350:Jadis was a queen before, but being a winter queen is even better.]]

->''The snow glows white on the mountain tonight,\\
Not a footprint to be seen.\\
A kingdom of isolation,\\
And it looks like I'm the queen.''
-->-- '''Elsa''', "Let It Go", from ''{{Disney/Frozen}}''

Any time a noble or royal lady has a title that is winter themed.

Say you're a [[TheHighQueen queen]] or a [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]], and you find that the ErmineCapeEffect isn't giving you enough of an aura of majesty. You want to seem mysterious, exotic, perhaps even a bit dangerous.

Well, unless you live near the equator, the solution is simple. Choose a word closely related to winter. "Snow" and "Ice" are the most common, but others will do, as long as it evokes the feeling of the cold north. Then make one of your titles "The (winter word) Queen" or "The (winter word) Princess". It doesn't matter what your actual rank or title is. Just use that format.

Then make sure your [[CostumePorn wardrobe]] consists of mostly shades of [[TrueBlueFemininity blue]], silver, blueish [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple purple]], [[WomanInWhite and especially white]] (but not pink, even if PrincessesPreferPink). A PimpedOutDress and PimpedOutCape are obvious choices, but you could also have a HappyHolidaysDress, a SexySantaDress, or even a FurBikini. [[PrettyInMink Fur trim]] (white or gray), [[EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry sapphires, diamonds]], and/or silver on your dresses also adds a wintry touch. An IcePalace wouldn't hurt.

Now watch how everyone speaks of you, with this title. You're now even more incredible in their eyes. You're like some kind of spirit or goddess to them, even if this won't actually give an indication of your personality. You can be good, evil or anything in between. You also could either [[AnIcePerson have super powers]] (especially using {{Silver| Has Mystic Powers}}) or just be a {{Muggle}}. They won't really know, and that's just the way you want it.

This is also why in holiday festivals and pageants, the winner is usually given this kind of title rather than one that is related to Christmas or any other holiday. These titles [[RuleOfCool are much]] [[JustForPun cooler]].

Note that kings and princes can do this, but it's rare. Mere nobility doing this is rarer still.

Despite the name, DefrostingIceQueen isn't related to this, as that's about personality, and this is about titles, although it often applies to sympathetic Winter Ladies.

Compare IceQueen, AnIcePerson, EvilIsDeathlyCold, AnIceSuit.



* Selene from Anime/SallyTheWitch, princess of the Land of Ice that is near Astoria. A whole episode is centered on her and Sally's friendship [[spoiler: and how both girls must fight against Selene's EvilUncle who wants to stop her AwesomeMomentOfCrowning.]]
* In the ''Anime/SailorMoon S'' movie, the villain is Princess Snow Kaguya. She appears to be actually MADE of ice.
* Reiha from the ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' manga.
* While not technically a queen, [[LadyOfWar General Olivier Mira Armstrong]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is variably referred to as the "Snow Queen," "Princess," "She-Bear," or "Northern Cliff" of Briggs by her men, and makes good usage of [[BlingOfWar Amestrian blue, black, and white uniforms.]]
* Oyuki, quite literally, in UruseiYatsura.
* The ShinMegamiTensei: Devil Children anime had Queen Frost.
* Princess Snow from ''MarchenAwakensRomance''.
* ''[[{{Franchise/Anpanman}} Sorieke! Anpanman]]'' has two characters, the Ice Queen and Princess Aruora.
* In ''LightNovel/MaoyuuMaouYuusha'', the ruler of the Ice Nation, one of the Southern Kingdoms, is the [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Blizzard Queen]].
* In ''Animation/GuardianFaryMichel'', although she's not royalty and doesn't look like one (she resembles a fox), the winter fairy is nonetheless named Queen, probably due to this trope.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Queen Freya of Frigia in ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon''.
* Lumi The Snow Queen in ''{{ComicBook/Fables}}'' ("Lumi" is Finnish and actually is the most common word in the language for "snow").
* Snowbird from ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight'' is a regal Inuit demigoddess from Canada's northern territories. She has no ice powers, but her ability to [[{{Animorphism}} turn into a white-colored version of any animal]]--with a preference for those from the Arctic--is a unique take on this trope.
* Mizumi, the Queen of Moraine, in ''Return to Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.
* Tora Olafsdotter AKA Ice of ''DCComics'' is a princess and has, you guessed it, ice powers.
* In ''ComicBook/XFactor'', ComicBook/JeanGrey had a playful SnowballFight with Scott, both [[MundaneUtility using their powers]], and Jean claiming she was "the queen of the icy north!".

* Elsa the Snow Queen in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', an adaptation of Andersen's [[Literature/TheSnowQueen Snow Queen]].
* The Ice Princess from ''Film/BatmanReturns''.
* The Ice Princess from ''TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl''... although she genuinely possesses the title, as her father - the Ice King - is a gigantic humanoid composed ''entirely of ice'', and he really is King of an ice kingdom.
* Stormella from ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'': ''TheMovie''.

* "Literature/TheSnowQueen" by Creator/HansChristianAndersen is likely the most famous example of this trope, as well as the TropeCodifier.
* "The Lady of the Ice Garden" by Kara Dalkey is this story [[RecycledInSpace retold in twelfth-century Japan]].
* ''The Snow Queen'' by Joan D. Vinge is the same story expanded upon... [[RecycledInSpace in space!]]
* ''The Winter King'' by Bernard Cornwell is a rare male title. It was the byname of Frederick V of the Palatinate, although in that case it was more of an insult.
* The White Witch in ''[[TheChroniclesOfNarnia The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe]]'' doesn't quite fit this in her title, but the fact that she both declares herself queen and covers the land in winter makes up for it.
* The Norn queen Utuk'ku from ''MemorySorrowAndThorn''.
* ''The Winter Queen'' by Jane Stevenson is a novel about the actual Queen of Bohemia and her (fictional) husband-in-exile who is also an ex-African prince, slave, and theology student.
* Queen Selenay of the HeraldsOfValdemar series wears white exclusively -- but this is justified since she, like all Heralds, wears white on duty. In one story set during her early days on the throne, she commissions a Winter Festival to distract her from her mourning for her father.
** Mercedes Lackey also has two examples from her ''Literature/ElementalMasters'' and ''TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series. Both are based on The Snow Queen, and the characters are Cordelia and unsurprisingly, The Snow Queen. (In the latter book there are actually ''two'' Snow Queens -- one a Fairy Godmother playing the part and the other a straight example).
* Khione from ''TheHeroesOfOlympus'' - she looks like the [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia White Witch]] [[spoiler:and is just as nasty]].
** Boreas (her father) and Calais and Zethes (her brothers) are rare male versions of this.
*** Boreas was, in Myth/ClassicalMythology, the North Wind [[ElementalEmbodiment personified]], so that counts as well.
* Queen Helena, Monarch of the Ice Kingdoms, is a minor character from one of the {{Nightside}} novels. Another villainous example of this trope.
* In ''Literature/TheJewelKingdom'', Demetria, one of four princesses with an [[ElementalEmbodiment elemental theme]], is winter\air. Also a heroine, which may be slightly predictable given that she stars in a children's series.
* Princess Leia's adopted sister/lifelong friend, Lady Winter Celchu, from the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the [[TheFairFolk Winter Court]] make this pretty much literal. Winter Lady Maeve, Winter Queen Mab, and Mother Winter are pretty much the embodiment of ''cold''.
* For a rare male version of the trope, in the backstory to ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Kings in the North (ruling from the castle of Winterfell) used to be colloquially known as the Kings of Winter, fitting the recurring ice/winter motif of House Stark. Teenage king Robb Stark revives this title when he is raised up to King in the North, King of the Trident, and King of Winter when he rebels against the Iron Throne. Presumably any woman to inherit the Northern crown would be the Queen of Winter.
** On a similar note were the Night's King and his Queen of legend from the Nightfort of the Wall during the Age of Legend where long winters were very dark winters. And, they both fulfilled the "spooky and cold witchcraft" part of the brief.
* The titular villainess from ''Caverns of the Snow Witch'' in the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' series. Other books set in this universe have also referenced the character.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/TinMan'' plays with this trope by having the party's first real lead on the Queen (and DG's identity) being in an ice-encased palace.
* ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' has the Snow Prince.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' makes much of this trope by featuring two of them: Ingrid the Snow Queen in sparkly white, as well as Elsa from ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' in sparkly ice-blue.

* Music/{{Evanescence}} have a song titled "Snow White Queen".
* Progressive metal band SymphonyX have a song called "Lady of the Snow".
* The Music/TransSiberianOrchestra's fourth album, "The Lost Christmas Eve," includes a song called "Queen of the Winter Night."
* Music/WithinTemptation's "Ice Queen".
* Tarja Turunen in her ''My Winter Storm'' album.
* Blackmore's Night "Faerie Queen" uses a lot of winter imagery describing the eponymous character.
-->''It is in her heart''\\
''As pure as winter snow''\\
''It is in her tears''\\
''Crystal raindrops fall...''

[[folder:{{Mythology}} and {{Religion}}]]
* Snegurochka, the Snow Maiden of Russian legend, is often shown wearing a long pale blue coat and white fur. She is often in the company of Ded Moroz, the Russian equivalent to Santa Claus.
* In the Catholic church, one of the names given to the Virgin Mary is "[[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11361c.htm Our Lady of the Snow]]."
* In Hawaiian Mythology, Poli'ahu, and her sisters Lilinoe, Kahoupokane, and Waia'u.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' Fantasy world, the northern human country of Kislev is ruled by Tzarina Katarin, also known as the Ice Queen or Ice Empress. She even uses a special ice-themed magic lore to which no other currently released character has access.
** The roleplaying game makes it clear that there is an entire group of Ice Witches who can use that Lore, and Tzarinas have to be at least competent with it. This doesn't apply to Tzars since only women can use ice magic.
* Jezra Wagner, the "Ice Queen", is a spectre that haunts the mountains of Barovia in the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting. Not royal, but a noblewoman in life; her ice-pale looks and flesh-freezing touch certainly fit this trope.
* In ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'', being as trope-laden as possible, players are actively encouraged to make [[AnIcePerson Snowskins]] fit this trope.
** Also, the Winter Court is an actual group of changelings who represent (and feed off) sorrow. Yes, their female rulers are called Queens. (Though the book notes that many Snowskins ''don't'' join the Winter Court because they want to avoid becoming this trope.)
* The Snow Queen of L'Haan in ''{{Talislanta}}'' is a benevolent example.

* The Ghost of Christmas Past in A Contemporary Theatre's more recent productions of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol''.

* {{Franchise/Barbie}}, for a few years, had a line of [[HappyHolidaysDress premium holiday dolls]] called the "[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/winterprincess_doll_64114.jpg Winter Princess]]" line.
* Queen Frostine from the ''TabletopGame/CandyLand'' board game.
* {{Toys/Lalaloopsy}} has the winter-themed girls Ivory Ice Crystals and Swirly Figure Eight.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Ice Princess from ''[[SpyroTheDragon Spyro: A Hero's Tail]]''
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'' had the Snow Queen, Icebella.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' has Shiva, who has been called the Ice Queen in references, and certainly maintains the grace thereof in her combat.
* ''LeagueOfLegends'' features Ashe, an [[AnIcePerson ice magic-wielding]] archer who recently gained monarchy over her arctic homeland through a [[ArrangedMarriage self-arranged political marriage]] and has a Queen skin (with themed dress and crown) to reflect it.
* The third game in the Videogame/DarkParables series for PC, ''Rise of the Snow Queen'', features guess which fairy tale character as its antagonist? And it takes place in the Snowfall Kingdom to boot.
* A free online dress-up game for girls is known as ''[[http://www.girlsplay.com/game/winter-princess-dress-up/ Winter Princess]]''.
* The title character from the puzzle game ''[[http://www.bigfishgames.com/download-games/3155/ice-princess/index.html Ice Princess]]'', Mariebelle, has had her heart frozen by an evil magician.
* The Ice Queen Stone in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' is inhabited by a spirit who appears as this. [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen She's also evil]], which makes you feel not so awful when you beat her and forever imprison her in a gemstone. There's also the OneSceneWonder Nowell, called "Noble" in the Japanese version, who is [[AnIcePerson mentioned to specialize in ice powers]], though she's not actually royalty.
* One racetrack featured in ''VideoGame/MarioKart 7'' unintentionally made [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy Rosalina]] one of these.
* Although not technically a noble herself, Lizleihi Justica von Einzbern, one of the original founders of the Holy Grail War ritual in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', was also known as the Saint of Winter.
* From ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' we have [[AnIcePerson Letty Whiterock]]."Spirit Of Winter."
* ''ConquestsOfCamelot'' portrayed the Lady of the Lake as an IceQueen, who traps Lancelot in a large block of ice.
* In ''VideoGame/QueenAtArms'', the goddess Althea is known by various names throughout the countries where she is worshiped; in the kingdom of Orthera, where winter tends to be long, she's called Our Lady of the Ice.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has a wealthy heiress who is literally named Weiss Schnee[[note]]German for 'Snow White'[[/note]] and dresses mostly in shades of blue and white, the former matching her hair. Her family's logo is also an intricate snowflake, in case you didn't get that she's winter-themed.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The ''DoraTheExplorer'' video, "The Snow Princess."
* The Creator/{{Rankin Bass|Productions}} special ''Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July'' gives an [[AlternateContinuity alternate backstory]] for the glowing nose of the titular Rudolph, explaining that it was a power bestowed on him in infancy by the Lady Boreal, a WinterRoyalLady who is sort of a personification of the Northern Lights.
* The Minister of Winter in the ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinkerbell]]'' movies.
* Ice Queen from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' definitely counts as this.
* Princess Yue of the Northern Water Tribe in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. It's downplayed in that while she fills a lot of aspects of the trope, it's treated as basically coincidental and she's relatively normal for a princess. Mostly.