“I do love a Royal Wedding”, says Baldrick in Blackadder, and it seems that most people I know are suckers for pomp and pageantry, too. Sure, I flicked over to see the dress, smiled at the misty-eyed “I dos”, and then turned back to the more interesting world of on-screen princesses – those from our favourite films and television shows. I didn’t think too hard about the rankings, and I’m sure I’ve left off a few, but here are the fair ladies of fiction that spring immediately to mind when I think of princesses.
10. Princess Vespa – Spaceballs
Probably the silliest film ever made. This Druish princess doesn’t like being shot through the hair.
It’s only 19 days until the Royal Wedding, and for months now the loyal subjects of the United Kingdom have been in a royal tizz. It’s the moment when “Prince Charming”, AKA Wills, finally makes an honest woman of Waity Katie, so what better way to mark the occasion than with a commemorative refrigerator?
It’s like Britain is enjoying a cosmic-scale comeuppance for every smug “only in America” list we’ve ever published. Drive-thru weddings have nothing on this sorry display of horrors. Every German moustache-grower on the long-running Eurotrash can enjoy a collective sense of schadenfreude at this motley collection of taste-free tat as the few of us with any sense of decorum must witness these proceedings with the utmost national shame. I mean, garden gnomes?