Or pit them against each other: Enchanted Princess Pageant. Chefs on a competition show. All unknowingly married to the same man. Advertising agents.
(A reader asked if TV Tropes had a similar list for Princes. Unfortunately not. But linked from their Prince Charming page are The Wise Prince, The White Prince, The Evil Prince, Prince Charmless and The Warrior Prince. And each of those has descriptions of their qualities. Not nice and neat like the Princess list though.)
Types of Princesses, or characters who are often Princesses
(From TV Tropes)
- Badass Princess
A princess who can actually fight.
- The Chief's Daughter
The daughter of a native tribe's leader.
- Daddy's Little Villain
A villain has a daughter/niece/granddaughter/etc. who takes after the villain.
- Everything's Better with Princesses
Including a princess just because they are good to include.
- Fallen Princess
A girl in a high position finds herself in a lower one.
- Jungle Princess
Rules over the animals and natives in a jungle environment.
- Lady of War
A high class lady that kicks butt.
- Mystical Waif
A mystical girl that is often a princess.
A girl from a high class family, but not actually royalty.
- Princess Classic
The stereotypical princess character.
- Princess In Rags
A high class lady that is now poor, but in denial.
- Rebellious Princess
A high class lady who won't follow what is expected of her.
- Spoiled Brat
A character given everything and treated almost like royalty.
- Spoiled Sweet
A character is spoiled, but is mostly nice anyway.
- Tomboy Princess
A high class lady who is a Tomboy.
- Well, Excuse Me, Princess!
A high class lady who acts snarky toward her friend or love interest.
- Winter Royal Lady
A royal lady who takes on a winter themed title and persona.
- World's Most Beautiful Woman
She's often a princess.
Tropes related to Princesses
- Costume Porn
Beautiful and detailed costuming, as befitting someone of her station.
- Distressed Damsel
Princesses are often these.
- Ermine Cape Effect
Royalty and nobility wearing fancy clothes all the time.
- Everything's Better With Sparkles
Sparkles are pretty.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry
Jewelry is glamorous.
- Friend to All Living Things
Animals flock around a character, who can often speak to them.
- Girl in the Tower
Captured princesses tend to get put in towers.
- Magical Girl Queenliness Test
A Magical Girl princess must prove she can also be a queen.
- Pimped Out Dress
Dress with loads of fancy trimmings.
- Fairytale Wedding Dress
A princess best get married in one.
- Fairytale Wedding Dress
- Princess Phase
The time in a young girl's life when she idolizes all things related to princesses.
- Princess Curls
Curled hairs at the front of the head, signifying a lady's high social class.
- Princesses Prefer Pink
Princesses often wear pink in fiction, since Pink Means Feminine.
- Princesses Rule
Princesses often are absolute rulers, rather than heirs, in fiction.
- Rags to Royalty
A peasant ends up royalty, by either birth or granting.
- Requisite Royal Regalia
The crowns, capes, thrones, and other things to signify royalty.
- Royal Blood
Power inherent in royal birth.
- Rule of Glamorous
Anything that makes a princess more beautiful is acceptable.
- Save the Princess
A character kidnapped in a video game, likely a princess.
- Standard Hero Reward
Marriage to a princess is part of this.
- Suddenly Suitable Suitor
A character can now marry someone thought to be below that character's station before.