So you’d like to be a Princess, a Prince, or some other form of royalty? Well, your Royal Highness, remember that comes with responsibility.
I know a girl who wants to be treated like a Princess.
It’s likely that everybody has one of these types in their life. When I say “a girl”, I don’t mean a cute five-year old, but an adult rather. Her whole life she was called “Princess” and “Pretty Woman” and those nicknames are great, to a point. They’re cute and adorable at seven or eight, but they can largely backfire when the recipient forgets that there’s more to life.
Adulthood can and will knock you on your butt. Consequently, you’ll keep looking for your Prince, blaming the opposite gender for all of your trouble. Meanwhile, the mirror mirror on the wall keeps revealing what you’d like it to. It’s a fairy tale world, and one day you’ll be awaken to the truth and reality of the world (or, you never will).
If one would really like to be treated as “Royalty”, keep in mind there is a lot more than having people with no credibility call you Princess.
I’ll summarize this guide from wikiHow on “How to Act Like Royalty”.
- Stand with proper posture
- Sit with proper posture
- Get out of cars with grace
- Dress with class
- Walk with elegance
- Keep well-groomed and styled
- Avoid slang and profanity
- Incorporate formal words into your vocabulary
- Avoid the “seven deadly sin” words: pardon, toilet, dinner, settee, lounge, sweet, serviette
- Enunciate properly and avoid slurring
- Greet people like royalty
- Practice proper table manners
- Be courteous and kind
- Develop more confidence
- Develop poise
There are a lot of key words there. Unsure of their meaning? Perhaps we’re further away from royalty than we’d like. Even forgetting the actions, we can take away words like proper, grace, class, elegance, formal, courteous, kind, confidence, and poise.
Slouching? That’s not royal. Clumsy and careless? Not royal. Like to swear and speak lazily? That’s not like a Princess. Not sure what incorporate formal words into vocabulary means? Not there yet. Use potty talk? Speak so others don’t understand? Shy away from greeting people? Not sure how to behave at the table? Keep the phone off the table because that’s not royal. Selfish over courteous and kind? Lack confidence or blame your lack of self (interesting) confidence on everybody else? Lack poise? Not humble, calm, and gentle? Understand yet?
So, future (or current in the mind) members of the royal family. This guide on how to act like royalty should set the record straight. If you’re not acting as royalty, don’t expect your prince to ride in on his horse. Life isn’t a fairy tale. As soon as he saves you from the dragon, he’ll probably bring you back to the top of the castle.
We must be careful of the words we use with little ones.
What might seem like harmless and cute nicknames, can definitely backfire into adult monsters. For the record, I’m very few of the things described as royalty. Then again, I already know I’m no Prince Charming.