[[caption-width-right:272:The Prince and his "Princess"]]

Miyako Sakuragawa is a graduate student at Eito University against the wishes of her family, who wants her to take over their ''ryokan'' inn. She finds out that the prince of Estolia, Wilfred alias Will, is studying abroad and is at Eito University. She wants to get close to him only in the hopes of finishing her thesis on his great grandmother, Queen Ritsuko--but he has other ideas!?

Miyako also thought that Wilfred was the perfect PrinceCharming. ''Oh, how wrong she was.'' He has no any sense of personal space, is completely clueless about Japanese customs, likes to call her "Miss Melons" because of her boobs and pretty much installs himself in the ''ryokan'' after cutting a deal with Miyako's mom. And so, she can't help but [[{{Tsundere}} being cold and hot to him]]. However, it seems that for all his pervertedness, Wilfred might have started to become genuinely fond of her [[HiddenDepths and show another side of his heart]]...

''Private Prince'' is a {{josei}} manga written by Maki Enjouji. Published in Shogakukan's ''Petit comic'', it spanned through 24 chapters and five volumes.

!!PrivatePrince invokes these tropes

* AlmightyMom: Kyouko, Kyouko, [[RuleOfThree Kyouko]]
** And [[OverlyLongGag Kyouko]], just in case.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Miyako and Wilfred
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Tsuzuki]]
* BrainyBrunette: Miyako.
* [[spoiler: BetaCouple: Makoto and Chiriko.]]
* ChivalrousPervert: Wilfred bounces between this and HandsomeLech.
-->'''Wilfred:''' It's a part of every prince's job to give women something to dream about!
* TheComicallySerious: Robert. In spades.
* CoolBigSis: Princess Cecilia
* {{Expy}}: Will occasionally comes off as an OlderAndwiser version of [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub Tamaki]].
* FacePalm: [[TheComicallySerious Robert]] frequently sports this when Will does something silly again.
* FanserviceWithASmile: When Miyako works as a waitress, she has to dress up as a {{Meido}}
* FriendlyTickleTorture: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/private_prince/v04/c017/4.html In the bath]].
* GagBoobs: Well, there ''is'' a reason Miyako is nicknamed "Miss Melons" in universe, huh? Wilfred even mentions her breasts [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny during the conference where he announces his engagement to her]]. ]]
** According to WordOfGod, Miyako is a F-cup. That's some EPIC boobage going on there.
* HotSpringsEpisode: Well, Miyako ''does'' live in a ryokan. And right after his arrival, Wilfred tries to get into the bath with her, apparently unaware that the baths are not unisex.
* IWantGrandkids: Miyako's mother Kyouko not only wants her her to take over the ryokan, but deeply fears she'll become a ChristmasCake.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Wilfred
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: In the backstory: Tsuzuki pretty much seduces Miyako for his benefit, then dumps her and steals a good part of her research.]] And later [[spoiler: he tries to manipulate Miyako to try getting funds for ''his'' research from Will. But he'll have nothing of it.]]
** [[spoiler: PetTheDog: When he reappears almost at the end, Tsuzuki apologizes to Miyako for his attitude and tells her he's much more dedicated to studies and investigation because of them. ]]
* {{Kuudere}}: Robert is a male example.
* LonelyRichKid: Wilfred
* TheMaidenNameDebate: Discussed towards the end. [[spoiler: When Will realizes how ''deeply'' hurt both he and Miyako have been over ther relationship troubles, once he ''finally'' manages to be alone with her in the ryokan he tells her that he will give up on riyalty and marry into the Sakuragawas.]]
* MamaBear: Kyouko Sakuragawa is nagging and dominant and all, but when Miyako goes into a ''severe'' HeroicBSOD [[spoiler: as word leaks that Will has another girlfriend so he will '''not''' fulfill his promise to marry her after all]], she not only lets her return home without any questions, but doesn't hesitate to [[WhatTheHellHero call Will out and kick him outta the ryokan]] when he drops by few afterwards, even dousing him with cold water on first sight. Keep in mind that she's doing this to someone who's ''royalty'', and it could get her potentially in LOTS of trouble. [[spoiler: Too bad he wanted to clear all up back then, so Miyako's dad has to fix it up.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Miyako. Lampshaded in the fourth chapter, where ''many'' uni girls believe Wilfred has a "glasses fetish" and show up wearing them, much to his surprise.
* ModestRoyalty: Wilfred bounces in and out of the trope.
* MoodWhiplash: One of the "reasons" why Christopher thinks that [[spoiler: Wilfred is NOT attracted to Maria, the RomanticFalseLead whom Miyako thinks he's gonna marry]] is...
--> '''Christopher''': SHE'S GOT NO BOOBS!
* MrFanservice: Wilfred, oh so much.
* NewTransferStudent: Wilfred, too.
* PandaingToTheAudience: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/private_prince/v04/c019/22.html Here.]] Also a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* PluckyGirl: Both Chiriko and Miyako.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Will invokes this ''many'' times, specially when [[spoiler: he plans to renounce to his royalty status and marry into Miyako's family.]]
* SecondLove: [[spoiler: Miyako was in love with her then-sempai, Tsuzuki, but after using her help for a bit while they researched together, he dumped her. Therefore, Will becomes this for her.]]
* ServileSnarker: Robert, Wilfred's valet.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Miyako, in the first chapter. Subverted since she's so uncomfortable that she trips over her long dress... in front of Wilfred, of course.
** Invoked on her when she and Will go abroads and she has to learn etiquette among other things.
* ShipperOnDeck: Chiriko openly supports Will and Miyako's relationship. Robert does too, but he's not as open on it due to... [[ServileSnarker well, being Robert.]]
** Christopher ships it too.
* [[spoiler: ShotgunWedding: When Miyako thinks she's pregnant with Wilfred's baby towards the end, he invokes the trope on his family so they can get married despite her not being of RoyalBlood ''and'' bypassing the rules . In a subversion, it was a false alarm... but they marry anyway. And by the ''very'' end, Miyako is pregnant for real.]]
* TheSnarkKnight: Miyako sometimes comes off as this.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler: Will's older brother Al and his mistress, a divorcée who also practices a different religion. Which is why Will is ''this'' close to become the royal heir towards the end.]] Also [[spoiler: Miyako and Will, when the aforementioned situation takes place]]. Both cases get better, tho.
* TeamChef: Makoto, who actually works as the chef in the Sakuragawa ''ryokan''.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Chiriko (tomboy) and Miyako (girly girl)
* {{Tsundere}}: Miyako is a Type B/deredere
* UptownGuy: Will is the Uptown guy, Miyako is the GirlNextDoor. PlayedforLaughs mostly [[spoiler: and later for intense drama.]]
* WellExcuseMePrincess: The whole premise behind this manga... only {{genderflip}}ped as "Well Excuse Me PRINCE!"
* WhatTheHellHero: From Will to [[spoiler: Tsuzuki, when he tries to manipulate Miyako again.]] He also is ''given'' one by [[spoiler: Kyouko]], when he [[spoiler: tries to go to the ryokan and speak to Miyako when she's in her HeroicBSOD state.]]
** Miyako also get one from [[spoiler: Christopher]], in regards to her [[spoiler: blindly believing the news about his ArrangedMarriage, without giving him even the benefit of the doubt.]] And ironically, it comes right before [[spoiler: Kyouko calls Will out on the deal with Miyako.]]
* YouMustBeCold: Will and Miyako, [[spoiler: right after they reconcile.]] Since he had been doused with cold water [[spoiler: by Kyoko in full MamaBear mode]], she says the trope word by word as they take off their clothes and hug naked.