Roman Holiday by Samuel
One of my favorite movies. It’s the first Audrey Hepburn movie I saw. It introduced me to romance.
It taught me an important lesson: being a princess is not all about castles and pretty dresses. There is no “happily ever after” a prince charming either. It’s about duty, responsibility and a marriage resulting in the king and queen’s, possibly with their advisors too, match-making that was most probably influenced by politics.
Disney got it right. You want to be a princess - go make a prince fall for you when you are of age. At least by then, you are ensured of a childhood where you are free to run and play in the streets or even climb trees. You wouldn’t miss playing by the time you prince “finds” you. Much more assuring too that the prince actually fought for you. Sure the high court may be judgemental because of the lack of nobility. But think of Cinderella. Oh wait, we had a real life Cinderella with Princess Diana.
Maybe being a princess or even marrying a prince is not the route you want to take. Well, at least for me, it’s definitely not in my wish list. I prefer a simple man, who knows the value of work and who loves to read. After all, not every prince charming is a prince. :)
*Why are they called prince charming in the first place? Can’t your prince not be charming at all? And we all know that someone you find charming is a prince. And why only a prince charming? No such thing as a princess charming? Princesses are not supposed to be charming? (Please pardon my past midnight musings)