NATIONAL PRINCESS DAY

National Princess Day comes around annually on November 18, so clear your schedule and prepare for a magical day of pampering and fabulousness. Everyone has a favorite princess (real or fake) and dreams of being treated like one (at least for a day). A dream is a wish your heart makes, and it’s time to make that wish come true.

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HISTORY

The first princess to come to our TV screens was Snow White in 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, this movie was also the first full length traditional animation film as well as the earliest Disney animated feature film. When Xena: Warrior Princess came out in 1995 and Mulan was released in 1998, they showed everyone that a princess can do more than wear a pretty dress. These two iconic women let children everywhere know that a princess can also be a strong and adventurous warrior. New wave princesses like Moana and Frozen’s Elsa show us that you can still be a princess while maintaining your independence.

We all grew up with animated, and live action, princesses guiding us through life. When thinking of our favorite princesses, our minds instantly go to Disney. However, when it comes to National Princess Day, Disney had very little involvement in its inception. Nest Family Entertainment, a Texas based entertainment company, teamed up with Rich Animation in 1994 to create the animated film The Swan Princess, a musical adaptation of Swan Lake. The studio wanted people of every age to have a day to celebrate like royalty, embodying the kindness and grace that we all associated with princess at the time — and thus, National Princess Day was created.

The definition of a princess is constantly changing. From the 1930s until the 1990s, princesses were meant to be saved by a prince and live happily ever after. Nowadays, princesses create their own happily ever after, save the prince, and then put the prince squarely in the friend zone. So basically, embodying a princess on National Princess Day is to embody, what the kids call, the G.O.A.T (greatest of all time)

FACTS

Almost everyone is fascinated by princesses but few people know everything there is to know about some of the famous fictional princesses of all time. That’s why we’re listing some of the top facts about princesses below. 

  • The only Disney princesses based on a real person is Pocahontas.
  • Almost all Disney princesses wear blue.
  • Snow White is the youngest princess and is 14-years old.
  • Jasmine is the next youngest princess and is 15-years old.
  • The oldest princesses are Cinderella and Tiana and both of them are 19-years old.
  • Snow White And Rapunzel are both from Bavaria.

PATHWAY

TIME MAGAZINE RECOGNIZED THIS PRINCESS INFLUENCE – 2013

​Princess Kate made Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” list for the second time.

PRETTY SMART PRINCESS – 2012

After earning a B.A. in International Relations at Sukhothai Thammatirat University and a Masters of Law and Doctor of Juridical Science degree at Cornell Law School, Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand received an honorary Doctor of Law degree.

A HUMANITARIAN AWARD – 2011

Princess Ameera, a Saudi Arabian princess, received the ITP Special Humanitarian Award for her work with the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation.

THIS POPULAR PRINCESS ADVOCATED FOR AIDS – 1987

​Princess Diana opened the first hospital unit dedicated to AIDS in Middlesex Hospital. This is the same location where she famously hugged an AIDS patient four years later.

PRINCESS ANN TOOK ON CAUSE – 1970

Princess Ann of England served as president of the Save the Children organization, an non-governmental group that advocates for children rights and supports children in developing countries.

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