Like a real princess, little girls are not the fairy tale of dreams to establish rigid rituals, standards, and a set of royal laws and protocols. However, some women were only bound to follow their impulses. Read on to find out how these five prominent rebel princesses battled it out with their families.
The Rebel Princesses: UK’s Princess Diana, Publicly Disclosed Her Mental Issues
Princess Diana consistently portrayed that she wouldn’t let her title dictate her, from violating dress codes to hugging a patient with AIDS. This act of mercy was a lovely gesture, but the royal protocols were somewhat challenging for her. The role played by the “People’s Princess” in trying to de-stigmatize mental health is frequently forgotten — but it is a practice that William and Harry, their sons, have been supportive of to keep up her legacy. Because of the royals unwritten law to “never complain, never explain,” the Royal family refused to acknowledge her effort to talk to the public about her problems with postnatal depression and bulimia—and inspiring others to seek support over the same issues. Diana was not the last among the British rebel princesses. Meghan is following in her footsteps.
Nigeria’s Princess Keisha Continues to Model
As Keisha Omilana’s American fashion model got married to Nigeria’s Prince Kunle, everyone assumed she would stop modeling and concentrate on her new job. Princess Keisha failed to reverse her modeling origins. For her involvement in many brand advertisements and now known as #TheWorkingPrincess, she has become best known as the “Pantene girl.” She also books shows and even owns a hairstyling business. She maintains women must remain “independently rich” despite her current lavish life of marriage.
Burundi’s Princess Kamatari Esther Runs for Presidency
Whereas they often excluded the royals from politics, Princess Esther of Burundi felt that the best way to return the peace they needed in her country was to roll up her metaphorical sleeves and involve herself. Princess Esther was France’s first black model. She had left for France after the murder of her father and uncle in the 1970s. Following a lengthy exile in France, Esther returned to her home country to run for Presidency. She failed to win the presidential election. But she proved “that nothing is impossible for the young generation and particularly women.”
Japan’s Princess Mako in Love With a Commoner
Japanese imperial law states they do not allow royals to marry commoners. If it happens, they are expected to give up their royal family position when they do. Princess Mako, Emperor Akihito’s granddaughter, knew the consequences all along before she revealed her engagement to Kei Komuro in 2017. In a press conference, Princess Mako said she has always known the consequences of her decision. She strives to fulfill her duties while she still can. She was to marry her fiance in 2020, but the wedding was postponed because of the pandemic. Will it take place with all these delays? Princess Mako marrying a commoner is still causing controversy two years after she announced it.
Greece’s Princess Marie-Chantal Permits Kids to Call her “MC”
While the disbanded Greek Royal Family members keep their HRH names, Princess Marie-Chantal does not care whether her children’s friends address her by her initials “MC.” While the hip mother can always be seen celebrating with her teenage families, in her book, ‘Manners Begin Breakfast: Modern Etiquette For Families,’ she explicitly states that the royal laws should still be followed by Prince Constantine Alexios, Prince Achileas-Andreas, and the princess Maria Olympia.