Princess Kate made Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” list for the second time.
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.
Princess Ameera, a Saudi Arabian princess, received the ITP Special Humanitarian Award for her work with the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation.
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 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.
Pocahontas is the only Disney Princess who has a tattoo.
Snow White received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame —the only Disney princess to receive one — in 1987.
The legend of Hua Mulan, a female warrior from the poem “The Ballad of Mulan,” inspired the Disney character.
The name Ariel — from "The Little Mermaid" — translates from Hebrew as “lion of God”.
Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" is the first Disney princess to save her prince when she transforms the Beast back into a human.
For kids, stick to a princess-themed party with castle, crown, and princess inspired foods (cupcakes, cookies, brownies, cake). For adults, focus on sparkly decor and pink cocktails. Want an easier alternative? Gather a group of friends for happy hour and gift them with a princess tiara for a fun, festive touch.
Let National Princess Day be a good reminder to focus on how you present yourself to the world. For example, princesses are known for the way they walk, talk, sit, and eat (to name a few examples we can remember from The Princess Diaries). But maybe the princess you're embodying is Xena, so be the leader you were born to be!
Fashionable, flawless, fabulous — these are just a few words that come to mind when thinking about a princess (real or fictional). So on National Princess Day, treat yourself to something that’ll make you feel like one. Book a facial or massage, get a manicure or pedicure, go on a shopping spree or make an appointment with your hairstylist — whatever you choose to do, we hope you feel and look fashionable, flawless, and fabulous by the end of the day.
Princesses are inspiring because they typically kick butt while still being poised, confident, and kindhearted. However, feeling and embodying those traits is not always easy. Thankfully, National Princess Day reminds us to get in touch with our inner princess who’s ready to rule the world.
National Princess Day gives us non-royalty folks a reason to step out of our norms. However you choose to celebrate, thanks to this day, you can dress up, take control and be the heroine.
If your daily life is similar to Cinderella’s before she meets the prince (you know — chores, having a boss like her awful stepmother, wearing old, lackluster clothes) then National Princess Day is the perfect time to break that cycle. Throw on your glass slippers and treat yourself.