The daughter of a king and queen.

The wife of a prince or a woman who holds the office in her own right.
In England, before the Tudor era, there was no female equivalent to princes, dukes, earls, or barons; every female of royal or noble rank below the queen was simply known as "The Lady..."

The vast majority of the female population who is called "princess" is not of royal or noble ancestry... and they probably should count that as a blessing, since royal ancestry does not guarantee power, beauty, intelligence, or any gifts; as pawns in a big political chess game, princesses and queens and noblewomen in general usually had no real power. With a few exceptions, a noblewoman was usually just a manager for the estate and a baby machine for the family dynasty.
Katherine of Aragon was demoted from Queen to Dowager Princess of Wales when Henry VIII divorced her for Anne Boleyn. Katherine's daughter was demoted from "The Princess Mary" to "The Lady Mary".

The Disney Princess and media portrayals are often highly inaccurate portrayals of royalty; real princesses usually did not befriend commoners and were often married off into other royal families to act as clown cars for their in-laws. Contrary to Disney, any fun and games generally ended at an early age for noble children; they had jobs to do as heirs to family politics. Court intrigue was also a major threat to them and their families; they were never really sure of where their friends and families stood. And as long as she was of royal blood, it didn't matter whether a princess was ugly, stupid, deranged, or sickly; royals marry other royals or nobles, for commoners are generally discouraged (regardless of inbreeding).
Disney's only real princesses are Snow White, Aurora, Ariel, Jasmine, and Pocahontas; Cinderella was either nobility or gentry while the rest were commoners.

The giggly young woman with clothes scrawled with "Princess" in sparkly letters gave little thought to the actual significance of the word. She also had no idea that her Han zi tattoo actually said "prostitute" instead of "princess".
by Lorelili January 10, 2011
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A girl that has been pampered, sheltered and spoiled her whole life to the extent that she has no friggin idea about the real world.
With her hands on her hips, pouting mouth and a big boisterous umph, Dana shows her princess side whenever she doesn't get exactly what she wants when she wants it.
by King Super Prince June 30, 2005
The sort of girl who has never had to work for a single thing in her life. She is usually sheltered to the point where it's ridiculous, and spoiled beyond belief. She has trouble accepting that there's anything wrong in the world and can hardly believe that there are people who don't have an American Express Platinum or a heated swimming pool. She's often gregarious, or, in some occasions, very much a bitch. There's one constant, however. She'll invariably be spoiled or somewhat snotty.
"What is wrong with her?" Alana demanded sharply, watching the girl's retreating back.
"Ignore her," her companion advised, "she's just another princess."
by Silver Koneko October 22, 2005
a girl who is stuck-up, snobby, and thinks she's perfect, but actually she's annoying and you wanna slap her
Stop being such a princess and clean your mess!
by lisagirl April 07, 2003
A girl who is so clueless about the world around her. She sees what she wants, hears what she wants, and only wants things her way. She has no compassion or understanding of other people's perspectives that are standing right in front of her.

Princesses need a knock on the head so they can see the real world. And that the world does not revolve around them.

To a woman, being a princess is an insult because it means their mannerisms are annoying!
Well, duh, she's a princess, she's going to be whining and crying about it the whole night if you don't give her what she wants.
by bhriding August 29, 2008
insult to a straight guy who acts a little fruity
a guy who goes to a salon not the barber is a princess

princess petracca goes to the salon every week

by dparris January 04, 2006
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