This character sheet covers the casts of Be My Princess and Be My Princess 2, and contains unmarked spoilers for both games. Read at your own risk!
Be My Princess
Prince Wilfred A. Spencer
The crown prince of Philip Kingdom.
- Dub Name Change: In the original Japanese version of Be My Princess, his name is Will. It was changed to Wilfred for the English localization, probably to avoid being too obvious a reference to the real-life Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
- Picky Eater: He hates carrots. He'll eat them when the protagonist is cooking, but only because she makes the dish so that he can't tell there are carrots in it.
- Sexy Spectacles: Wilfred is farsighted and wears reading glasses while he's working, the better to play to this trope.
- Spare to the Throne: Wilfred was unexpectedly elevated to crown prince when his older brother went off to study medicine. On rare occasions, he will admit to not being entirely thrilled about this turn of events.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: More sugar than ice. Wilfred is the quietest and most reserved of the princes, and thus can seem quite aloof until the protagonist begins to get to know him.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Claude makes it very clear that he doesn't appreciate the protagonist's presence at Chateau Philip or her closeness with Wilfred, and he says and does some downright unpleasant things with the clear object of trying to separate the two. However, it's all based in his sincere belief that Wilfred is a better choice for the throne than his brother and his knowledge of the Arranged Marriage with Cecille. It's not that he doesn't like the protagonist - it's just that he doesn't see any chance of a romance between her and Wilfred working out, and he doesn't want to let the two of them become close if they're just going to be forced to part.
Prince Stephen Spencer
Wilfred's older brother.
- Abdicate the Throne: As the older brother, Stephen was the heir to the throne of Philip Kingdom, but he abdicated his place in the succession in order to become a doctor.
Be My Princess 2
Prince Hayden A. Spencer
- Dub Name Change: His name in the original Japanese version is Henry, but as with Wilfred, it was changed for the English release, probably to avoid direct comparison to Prince Henry (aka Harry) of Wales.
- Picky Eater: Hayden inherited his grandfather's dislike of carrots and relates a story of the two of them attempting to overcome the aversion by eating nothing but carrots.
Be My Princess
Prince Keith Alford
The crown prince of Liberty Kingdom.
- Big Brother Instinct: Keith is devoted to his little sister Cathy and very protective of her, especially given her weak physical condition. His caring for her is one of the earliest signs that he's not a complete raging Jerkass.
- Giftedly Bad: Keith sings loudly, with great enthusiasm and absolutely no talent whatsoever, as the protagonist discovers when the two of them happen across a singing competition during a tour of Liberty Kingdom.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has a massive sense of self-importance, but Keith also cares a lot about the well-being of his country and its people and can be surprisingly warm with the people who are close to him.
- Royal Brat: Keith comes off this way initially, but proves to have a heart of gold underneath his ego.
- Sexy Spectacles: Invoked along with Clark Kenting in his sequel. When he and the protagonist go incognito for a summer job at an orphanage, Cathy takes it upon herself to pick out Keith's "disguise," which includes a pair of unnecessary but very flattering glasses.
- Tsundere: Keith's temperament defaults to aggressive and confrontational. When he starts to fall in love with the protagonist, however, he falls hard.
- What Beautiful Eyes!: Especially in the GREE version, the protagonist has a lot to say about Keith's gorgeous green eyes.
- Old Retainer: In BMP2, fifty years after the first game, Luke is still serving as a butler to the Alford family, and is the only one of the original game's cast of butlers to retain the role himself rather than passing it along to his descendants.
- Yes-Man: Luke is young for his position and is in fact still in training as a butler, and he admires Keith greatly. The combination means that Luke rarely if ever does much to rein in (or even apologize for) his master's arrogant behavior, and even emulates Keith on a few occasions.
Princess Catherine Alford
Keith's little sister.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has blonde hair to go with her sweet and likeable personality.
- Ill Girl: Suffers from poor health that prevents her from leaving Liberty Manse very much. She's not above faking a flare-up to encourage Keith to go along with something she wants, either.
- Shipper on Deck: She makes no secret of her hope that Keith and the protagonist will fall in love with each other, and takes great delight in helping out their relationship.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Cathy never has a rude or unkind word to say to anyone... but when she puts her mind to something, there's not a person in Liberty Manse except maybe the King and Queen who can keep her from getting her way. Watching her gently but firmly wrap her older brother Keith around her fingers is a sight to behold.
A famous actress from Liberty, and the daughter of one of that kingdom's senators.
Luke's grandfather, and the head butler to the royal family of Liberty.
Be My Princess 2
Kevin Grant (aka Andrew Alford)
- Changeling Fantasy: Played with. Kevin admits that he's always felt that he didn't quite belong to the parents who raised him. Although he's briefly intimidated by the idea of stepping into the role of Crown Prince, he needs only a little encouragement to leap at the chance to take a leading role in Liberty's politics as the country's crown prince, and for the most part takes to his newfound status like a fish to water. On the other hand, the wealth and glamour of royalty don't hold much interest for Kevin for their own sake - he embraces his status entirely so that he can use it to help reform Liberty's political system, and he still thinks of the Grants as his parents and refuses to abandon the name they gave him.
- Distinguishing Mark: Kevin has a distinctive birthmark which resembles a lion's head over his heart. It's one of the things that proves his true identity.
- Friendly Address Privileges: Kevin and the protagonist initially address each other by their first names as a matter of course. When Kevin decides to accept his role as prince, he insists that the protagonist continue to call him by name rather than using any kind of royal honorific.
- Identical Grandson: All of the BMP2 princes except Maximilien are dead ringers for their grandfathers, but for Kevin it's a plot point: Luke recognizes him as the long-lost Prince Andrew in part because he looks exactly like Keith did at the same age. Their personalities are also very similar.
- Rags to Royalty: Due to an accident when he was around three years old, Prince Andrew Alford disappeared and was assumed dead. In fact he lost his memory due to nearly drowning, and was found and raised by a poor couple, the Grants, who had no idea who he really was.
- Rightful King Returns: The current King of Liberty never recovered from the apparent death of his son and has been bedridden due to poor health for years, leaving the country without strong leadership and its government vulnerable to corruption and Mafia influence. The reveal of Kevin as the lost Crown Prince and his stepping up into his role in the country's politics is thus played very much as this trope... albeit played with as Kevin learns the hard way that being the rightful Crown Prince only goes so far.
Be My Princess
Prince Roberto Button
The crown prince of Altaria Kingdom.
- The Charmer: Very few people are able to resist Roberto's sunny, disarming personality. Even those who find him exasperating (like Keith and Joshua) usually end up humoring him regardless.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Alberto comments that Roberto attracts admirers regardless of gender. One side story involves a man driven to stalkerish levels of obsession.
- Modest Royalty: The Altarian royal family is more relaxed than those of other countries, and Roberto in particular very much dislikes standing on ceremony and would rather simply be treated like any other person.
- The Nicknamer: Applies all manner of nicknames to his fellow princes, few of whom are very appreciative.
- Rebel Prince: Roberto has no interest in his position or the responsibilities that come with it. He spends so much time trying to avoid both that Alberto had to put a GPS tracker in his cell phone in order to be able to chase him down.
- Shipper on Deck: For Alberto and the protagonist in Alberto's "Falling in Love with the Butler" story. He flat out tells the protagonist that she needs to make the first move, because Alberto is dense about these things.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: As Roberto's butler, it's Alberto's job to ensure that Roberto is able to live up to the responsibilities and the standards required of him as a prince. Since Roberto would rather do pretty much anything else, he makes Alberto's job very difficult indeed.
- Private Tutor: Alberto was Roberto's tutor before becoming his butler, and this is very much reflected in the tone of their relationship.
Be My Princess 2
Prince Oliver Button
Butler to Prince Oliver.
Be My Princess
Prince Glenn J. Casiraghi
The crown prince of Oriens Kingdom.
- Forgotten First Meeting: Glenn and the protagonist have met years ago as children, though the protagonist and GREE version Glenn don't realize it until later in the route.
- Tsundere: Glenn can come off as prickly, but it's mostly a reaction to being utterly fed up with being patronised and underestimated because he's the youngest of the princes.
Glenn's butler and the protagonist's childhood friend.
- Blue Blood: House Kujo is lesser nobility that married into the royal house. Specifically, Yu is the queen's nephew, and therefore first cousin to Glenn and Alan.
- The Gadfly: Yu is incisive, somewhat jaded and, according to Claude, "speaks only to provoke."
- Moment Killer: Moreso than most of the other butlers, Yu interrupts tender moments between the protagonist and his master on multiple occasions and with malice aforethought.
Prince Alan Casiraghi
Be My Princess 2
Prince Kuon J. Casiraghi
- Rebel Prince: Kuon resents being raised to inherit the throne without ever being consulted about his own feelings on the matter — particularly since Oriens already has a perfectly capable regent in Alan. Eventually, mere days before the ceremony that would officially make him heir to the throne, it all boils over and he runs away.
Be My Princess
Prince Joshua Lieben
The crown prince of Dres Van Kingdom.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: The Voltage USA version, A Prince's Proposal, changes his hair and eye color from purple to dark brown.
- Curtains Match the Window: His purple hair is the same hue as his eyes.
- Literal-Minded: Probably as a side effect of his upbringing, Joshua tends to be overly literal and has some trouble understanding some figures of speech. When the protagonist says she'd like a warm home, he takes it to mean he should have a house built for her.
- Mundane Object Amazement: He's fascinated by the rice balls the protagonist makes for him, to the point that he essentially kidnaps her back to Dres Van to make more. He's similarly amazed when she introduces him to instant cup ramen in one of the side stories.
- No Social Skills: Despite his position, Joshua simply isn't very good at interacting with people.
- Sheltered Aristocrat: Joshua was separated from his parents at a young age and brought up with very limited contact with people other than Jan and his tutors, and it shows. He has very little understanding of how normal people live.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Joshua and rice balls.
- Tsundere: He's quite prickly most of the time, even more so when he's flustered and embarrassed, which happens often.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple hair, in this case, matching his purple eyes.
- Becoming the Mask: Jan became Joshua's butler when they were both children in order to infiltrate Dres Van on behalf of Nerwan, but spending so much time as essentially Joshua's only friend and confidant led to Jan developing genuine affection and respect for him.
- Death Seeker: At the end of Joshua's main route, a guilt-stricken and explicitly suicidal Jan decides to stay in the burning Nerwan Manor as atonement for lying to Joshua for most of their lives. Joshua isn't having any of it, of course, and with the protagonist's help eventually convinces Jan to leave with them.
- The Mole: Comes with the territory when you're a spy.
- Moment Killer: Along with Yu, Jan is the other standout repeat offender, mostly because he enjoys making Joshua squirm.
Be My Princess 2
Prince Sieg Lieben
- Tsundere: Not only toward the protagonist, but to the other princes as well. Sieg is the one of their circle most concerned about Kuon, but when it's pointed out he vehemently denies it.
Butler to Prince Sieg.
Be My Princess
Prince Edward Levaincois
The crown prince of Charles Kingdom.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: The Voltage USA version changes his silver hair to blond.
- All-Loving Hero: Edward has a near limitless capacity for kindness and compassion. The protagonist (no slouch in the empathy department herself) muses that this is possibly a weakness in the future ruler of a country.
- Blind Without 'Em: Edward's eyesight is very bad, and even glasses can only do so much. When he's not wearing his prescription contacts, he has to get very close to people to make out their features and expressions.
- First Guy Wins: He's the first prince you come across in the game. This trope is played straight if you pick his story and averted if you don't.
- Flower Motifs / Something About a Rose: He's fond of flowers of all kinds, but especially roses, and keeps a private rose garden at his family's palace.
- Prince Charming: Edward plays the role to perfection, the only one of the six princes to do so.
- Purple Prose: Edward tends to speak in very flowery, poetic phrases, sometimes Played for Laughs.
- Sexy Spectacles: Edward is very nearsighted and normally wears contacts, but in some of his more casual moments he relies on glasses instead.
Be My Princess 2
Prince Maximilien Levaincois
Edward's son. Younger brother of Queen Matilda.
- Dark and Troubled Past: While he was on a date with the girl he loved, the press found them and a high-speed chase ensued. Max, who was driving, lost control of the car and she was killed in the accident. He's all but disappeared from public life since that time.
- The White Prince
Gaston "Gigi" Black
- Beneath the Mask: The protagonist is introduced to the hidden self long before she ever encounters the "mask", and finds the contrast unnerving. Gaston is low-key, masculine and everything society expects of a proper butler. Among friends, however, he is his flighty, free-spirited self, and insists on being addressed as Gigi.
- Bi the Way: A Voltage first. Gigi appears to have a strong preference for men, but has dated women in the past. Max explains that Gigi is attracted to beauty, regardless of gender.
- Crush Blush: At the mere sight of Prince Ivan.
Be My Princess
Nobel Michel XIII
- Cool Old Guy: Nobel Michel occupies a position of great international importance, and commands the respect of the leaders of all of the major kingdoms. He also cheerfully welcomes the protagonist into his castle and encourages her to consider him a friend, providing her and the princes with a voice of reason, a safe haven, or a helping hand as the situation may require.
- Friendly Address Privileges: He all but insists that the protagonist call him "Mike".
Butler to Nobel Michel.
- Impoverished Patrician: Zain's family was minor nobility, but lost the last of their wealth and influence when he was a child.
- Really Royalty Reveal: In the GREE Route, Zain is revealed to be the long lost crown prince of Sanctis.
Apprentice butler at Nobel Michel.
- Follow in My Footsteps: Theo's father was the previous head steward of Nobel Michel, and Theo himself is a butler-in-training.
- The Gadfly: Theo is a highly perceptive speaker of uncomfortable truths. Lord Michel values his presence in Nobel Michel partly because he's still able to say and do the things his elders have had trained out of them.
Be My Princess 2
- Identical Grandson: The princes of the sequel almost all bear strong resemblances to their grandfathers, but Zain III looks exactly like Zain the first, even bearing the same name.
Be My Princess
Prince Yakov Chernenkov
One of two potential heirs to the throne of Sanct Sybil, not yet a fully unified or internationally recognized nation during the time period of the first game.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Sergei. With both of their families killed by the hands of the Gustafs, the two have been together since childhood.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Yakov wears his blond hair in a long, loose braid. He eventually tells the protagonist that he wears it that way because of a story he once heard from a sailor about wearing your hair long to protect your neck. Because it's a symbol of vulnerability, Sergei is the only other person he's ever allowed to braid his hair, until the protagonist.
- Warrior Prince: More warrior than prince. Due to the turmoil in Sanct Sybil, Yakov's life has been threatened constantly since he was a young boy.
- Vodka Drunkenski: Yakov drinks vodka frequently without even breaking a sweat. At one point in his route, he says that "wine is basically water".
Yakov's right-hand-man, childhood friend, and adoptive brother.
- The Consigliere: Sergei is a bit older and considerably more serious-minded than Yakov, and is usually the smartest person in the room. Since they've known each other from childhood. he's well acquainted with Yakov's flaws and foibles and has the liberty to give his blunt and unvarnished opinion whenever he thinks the prince is being reckless or short-sighted - which is often.
Be My Princess 2
Prince Ivan Chernenkov
Yakov's grandson, the crown prince of Sanct Sybil.
- Attending Your Own Funeral: Ivan poses as a guard at his own state funeral in order to catch the man who "killed" him.
- Disney Death: Everyone justifiably believes Ivan to have died after the snowmobile he's driving is rammed by an SUV and goes over a cliff... until he reveals himself at the funeral.
- Faking the Dead: He and Mikhail keep up the pretense of his death in order to lure a rebel leader out into the open.
- A Father to His Men/Nice to the Waiter: The protagonist's feelings toward Ivan really start warming when she sees how he treats his servants and subordinates. He orders that all of the halls of his family's castle stay heated in winter, despite the expense, in order to make sure that the servants can do their work without freezing, and when he goes into battle he refuses to accept any luxuries for himself that the men under his command cannot share.
- Missing Mom: The protagonist learns that Ivan's mother died giving birth to him, which may have something to do with his attitude about women working and what he looks for in a wife.
- Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Ivan keeps wolves for pets, hunts his own food on horseback, and drinks his vodka straight. His main criteria in his search for a bride is that she be tough enough to survive and have healthy children in the harsh environment of Sanct Sybil. Indeed, the reason he picks the protagonist as his bride is because she kept up with his dancing (which he treated more like a marathon) the longest of all the potential candidates, and because she immediately went back to her job as soon as the marriage interview was over. He even comments to Mikhail that he likes her 'robustness.'
- No One Could Survive That!: As if being rammed off a cliff by a car wasn't enough, it's soon determined that Ivan most likely fell into a river known to be deep and fast-flowing, in the middle of Sanct Sybil's freezing-cold winter. Although search parties are dispatched and fail to find his body, nobody actually holds out any hope for his survival. Later, he explains that the deep snow cushioned his fall enough to save his life, and a local farmer found him in time to keep the cold from finishing the job.
- Odd Name Out: Going by the Family Theme Naming demonstrated by his father and sisters, it seems like Ivan should be named Alexei. On the other hand, given the fates of his family's namesakes, that Ivan breaks the pattern is probably for the best.
- Perpetual Frowner: Ivan's default expression and manner tends toward "stern and imposing." The protagonist is intimidated by him at first, but comes to realize that much of the time he honestly doesn't realize how forcefully he comes across to others. Seeing him smile, or even blush, is a rare and pleasant surprise.
- Stay in the Kitchen: Sanct Sybil has a long tradition that only men should work, while women take care of the home. Ivan has particularly strong feelings on the subject, to the point of growing angry when he thinks the royal tailor is "forcing" his wife and daughter to help him with some embroidery work. However, getting to know the protagonist and seeing the pride she takes in her work as a pastry chef leads him to eventually reconsider his feelings on the matter, and by his second sequel he's spearheading an effort to enact reforms regarding gender equality in Sanct Sybil.
- Warrior Prince: When necessary, Ivan serves as a front-line military commander, leading troops against an armed rebellion and personally taking part in the fighting.
Butler to Ivan.
- The Cavalry: At the climax of Ivan's Royal Wedding Sequel, Ivan and the protagonist have scarcely begun their escape from the White Army when Mikhail, with immaculate timing, arrives with the Sanct Sybil military.
- Hidden Depths: Mikhail likes to play the "don't look at me, I'm just the butler" card, but it's never a good idea to assume that he's idle just because you don't see him doing anything. Chances are that while everyone's attention is on Ivan, Mikhail is doing something devious behind the scenes. He's also surprisingly good with children, as shown in Ivan's second sequel.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Discussed by Ivan, Mikhail and the protagonist in Ivan's sequel. Mikhail was well aware that a former employer was a thief, but attempted to handle the situation as discreetly as possible for his master's sake. In return, he got sent to prison when said master stole a Faberge egg from the Chernenkov family and shifted the blame onto Mikhail. He was pardoned and recruited to be Ivan's butler specifically because Ivan recognized the value of such loyalty.
- Servile Snarker: Mikhail is utterly loyal to Ivan and the Chernenkov family, but that doesn't mean he'll spare Ivan or Ivan's chosen princess his dry commentary.
Be My Princess 2
Prince Aslan Mafdir
Second prince of Shaharazal, younger brother to Heydar
- The White Prince: He and Max are the only princes who aren't the heir-apparents to their respective kingdoms, so there's not as much pressure on them. Unlike Max, who at least is passionate about the arts and wants his older sister to relax some of her policies so art can flourish again in Charles, Aslan shirks his duties constantly and doesn't care about his role in helping to rule Shararazal. He gets better during his route.
- Rival: To Ivan, mostly because Ivan thinks he's a slacker who doesn't take his duties as a prince seriously. Aslan slowly but surely earns Ivan's respect as his Character Development goes on.
Butler to Aslan
Prince Heydar Mafdir
Aslan's older brother. Crown prince (eventually king) of Shaharazal.
Be My Princess
Prince Leonardo of Nerwan Kingdom
Prince of Nerwan, a country which was formerly part of Dres Van. The two nations still have quite a bit of bad blood between them, and that extends to the relations between their royal families, causing Leo to present himself as a rival to Joshua.
- Adaptation Personality Change: In the original version of Joshua's route from the paid app, Leo is actively malevolent, displaying predatory intentions towards the protagonist and using the possibility of war between Nerwan and Dres Van to keep Joshua from interfering. The GREE version recasts the tension between the two princes to put more emphasis on the fact that it comes mostly from old, senseless grudges and a lack of communication, and makes Leo a not particularly charming but less malicious antagonist.
- The Evil Prince: He's the main antagonist of Joshua's route. The trope only really applies in the original non-GREE route, however, and even in the original route, he ultimately reforms in the face of the olive branch Joshua extends to him.
- Prince Charmless: Leo is not a very pleasant person for much of Joshua's route.