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** The Russian film has a BaitAndSwitch. At first, the Queen is sympathetic towards the princess and the King is the one suspicious of her. Then a throwaway line implies the Queen was the princess from the original fairy tale and that her mother-in-law really was an EvilMatriarch.

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** The Russian film has a BaitAndSwitch. At first, the Queen is sympathetic towards the princess and the King is the one suspicious of her.the girl. Then a throwaway line implies the Queen was the princess from the original fairy tale and that her mother-in-law really was an EvilMatriarch.


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** Admittedly, some older versions have the heroine be a peasant girl who is warned beforehand by [[TalkingAnimal a cat or dog]] to say she had a bad night's sleep. Then again, some versions have the cat or dog reveal she was a princess this whole time, anyway.


* EngagementChallenge: An uncommon gender reversed example.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: The Queen is usually made a villain in adaptations, often intentionally setting the princesses up to fail or at least wanting to control her son.
** The Russian film has a BaitAndSwitch. At first, the Queen is sympathetic towards the princess and the King is the one suspicious of her. Then a throwaway line implies the Queen was the princess from the original fairy tale and that her mother-in-law really was an EvilMatriarch.
* EngagementChallenge: An uncommon gender reversed gender-reversed example.


* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: In the mind of the prince and his mother.


* HonoraryPrincess: Maybe: it remains unknown if the heroine is an actual princess [[FallenPrincess on the run]], and the pea under the mattresses reveals [[SecretTest her as such]]. Or, if she thinks of herself worthy of being a princess when asked if she is one, and by coincidence has the sensitive skin of a royal girl.
** Regardless, even if she supposedly wasn't a princess she still would've become one at the end.

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* HonoraryPrincess: Maybe: it remains unknown if the heroine is an actual princess [[FallenPrincess on the run]], and the pea under the mattresses reveals [[SecretTest her as such]]. Or, if she thinks of herself worthy of being a princess when asked if she is one, and by coincidence has the sensitive skin of a royal girl.
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girl. Regardless, even if she supposedly wasn't a princess she still would've become one at the end.


A prince at the age of marriage travels about the world searching for a real princess but returns home disappointed. One evening, a young woman claiming to be a princess seeks shelter from a storm in the prince's castle. The prince's mother decides to test her claim by placing one ([[RuleOfThree or three]]) peas on her bedstead, underneath twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds. The following morning their young guest tells her hosts she endured a sleepless night because of the terrible lump in her bed. The prince rejoices, for only a real princess could be so tender. They marry and live happily ever after.

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A prince at the age of marriage travels about the world searching for a real princess but returns home disappointed. One evening, a young woman claiming to be a princess seeks shelter from a storm in the prince's castle. The prince's mother decides to test her claim by placing one ([[RuleOfThree or three]]) peas on her bedstead, underneath twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds. The following morning their young guest tells her hosts she endured a sleepless night simply could not sleep because of the there was a terrible lump in her bed. The prince rejoices, for only a real princess could would be so tender.sensitive. They marry and live happily ever after.



* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: In the mind of the prince.
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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: In the mind of the prince.
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* HappilyEverAfter: Once the beautiful young woman is revealed to be a princess, she and her prince get married.



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%%* ImpossibleTask* ImpossibleTask: To detect a tiny lump through a ridiculous amount of bedding.



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* RoyalBlood: Suggested to be why the princess passes the mattress test.
* SecretTest: The pea under the mattress to determine whether the young lady really is as tender-skinned as a princess would be.

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** Regardless, even if she supposedly wasn't a princess she still would've become one at the end.


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* HonoraryPrincess: Maybe: it remains unknown if the heroine is an actual princess [[FallenPrincess on the run]], and the pea under the mattresses reveals [[SecretTest her as such]]. Or, if she thinks of herself worthy of being a princess when asked if she is one, and by coincidence has the sensitive skin of a royal girl.


'''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/princesspea/index.html "The Princess and the Pea"]]''' (Danish: "Prindsessen paa ærten"; "Prinsessen på ærten" in modern orthography) is a FairyTale by Danish poet and author Creator/HansChristianAndersen about a young woman whose claim to being a real princess is tested by placing a pea under her mattresses. The tale likely had its source in folk material although the original source of the story is a bit obscure. The story was first published in 1835. It has been adapted to various media including [[Theatre/OnceUponAMattress musical comedy]] and television drama.

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'''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/princesspea/index.html "The Princess and the Pea"]]''' Pea" (Danish: "Prindsessen paa ærten"; "Prinsessen på ærten" in modern orthography) is a FairyTale by Danish poet and author Creator/HansChristianAndersen about a young woman whose claim to being a real princess is tested by placing a pea under her mattresses. The tale likely had its source in folk material although the original source of the story is a bit obscure. The story was first published in 1835. It has been adapted to various media including [[Theatre/OnceUponAMattress musical comedy]] and television drama.


* WomenAreDelicate: Or at least the real princess should be, as that's the entire point of the the title.

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* WomenAreDelicate: Or at least the real princess should be, as that's the entire point of the the title.


* SecretTestOfCharacter

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* SecretTestOfCharacterSecretTest


* EngagementChallenge

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* EngagementChallengeEngagementChallenge: An uncommon gender reversed example.


'''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/princesspea/index.html "The Princess and the Pea"]]''' (Danish: "Prindsessen paa ærten"; "Prinsessen på ærten" in modern orthography) is a FairyTale by Danish poet and author Creator/HansChristianAndersen about a young woman whose claim to being a real princess is tested by placing a pea under her mattresses. The tale likely had its source in folk material although the original source of the story is a bit obscure. The story was first published in 1835. It has been adapted to various media including [[OnceUponAMattress musical comedy]] and television drama.

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'''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/princesspea/index.html "The Princess and the Pea"]]''' (Danish: "Prindsessen paa ærten"; "Prinsessen på ærten" in modern orthography) is a FairyTale by Danish poet and author Creator/HansChristianAndersen about a young woman whose claim to being a real princess is tested by placing a pea under her mattresses. The tale likely had its source in folk material although the original source of the story is a bit obscure. The story was first published in 1835. It has been adapted to various media including [[OnceUponAMattress [[Theatre/OnceUponAMattress musical comedy]] and television drama.



* TheMusical: ''OnceUponAMattress'', an AffectionateParody.

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* TheMusical: ''OnceUponAMattress'', ''Theatre/OnceUponAMattress'', an AffectionateParody.


A prince at the age of marriage travels about the world searching for a real princess but returns home disappointed. One evening, a young woman claiming to be a princess seeks shelter from a storm in the prince's castle. The prince's mother decides to test her claim by placing a single pea on her bedstead and piling twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds atop it. The following morning, their young guest tells her hosts she endured a sleepless night because of a terrible lump in her bed. The prince rejoices, for only a real princess could be so delicate. They soon marry and live happily ever after.

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A prince at the age of marriage travels about the world searching for a real princess but returns home disappointed. One evening, a young woman claiming to be a princess seeks shelter from a storm in the prince's castle. The prince's mother decides to test her claim by placing a single pea one ([[RuleOfThree or three]]) peas on her bedstead and piling bedstead, underneath twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds atop it. beds. The following morning, morning their young guest tells her hosts she endured a sleepless night because of a the terrible lump in her bed. The prince rejoices, for only a real princess could be so delicate. tender. They soon marry and live happily ever after.


A prince wants to marry a real princess. He travels about the world searching for a real princess but returns home disappointed. One evening, a young woman claiming to be a real princess seeks shelter from a storm in the prince's castle. The prince's mother decides to test the validity of her claim by placing a single pea on a bedstead and piling twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds atop it. There, the young woman spends the night. In the morning, she tells her hosts she endured a sleepless night, being kept awake by something hard in the bed. The prince rejoices. Only a real princess possesses the delicacy to feel a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds. The two are married, and live happily ever after.

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A prince wants to marry a real princess. He at the age of marriage travels about the world searching for a real princess but returns home disappointed. One evening, a young woman claiming to be a real princess seeks shelter from a storm in the prince's castle. The prince's mother decides to test the validity of her claim by placing a single pea on a her bedstead and piling twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds atop it. There, the young woman spends the night. In the The following morning, she their young guest tells her hosts she endured a sleepless night, being kept awake by something hard night because of a terrible lump in the her bed. The prince rejoices. Only rejoices, for only a real princess possesses the delicacy to feel a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds. The two are married, could be so delicate. They soon marry and live happily ever after.

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