There was a time that being a princess, in the real world, was simply a matter of being born into the right family, or if you were very fortunate, marrying into it. You had to produce an heir, but other than that, very little was expected of you in terms of good looks, morals, fashion sense, or anything of the sort. If you were a Disney princess you may well get to do some magical things and probably have a really great animal sidekick, but sadly, real princesses historically didn't even get to enjoy those things.
Nowadays, however, being a princess - whether real or fictional - is about far more substantive things. Princesses are refined, educated, and extremely well-connected. Real life princesses have to be diplomats who know everything about global affairs but simultaneously avoid meddling in politics, all while ensuring that the charities they patronize are well-served. They are figureheads who provide a little sparkle and hope to people, conferring awards and positions of honor upon civilians. They typically speak a number of languages, dress beautifully, and conduct themselves with tremendous dignity.
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