So many little girls out there dream of becoming a princess when they grow up.
I know that I remember dressing up in my tulle skirts, plastic necklaces, and pink tiaras, doing my own hair in a tangled mess and thinking it looked great, and going out to the porch to look over my “kingdom.” I know I wasn’t the only little girl out there who went through this elaborate gameeither.
However, being a real princess these days takes a lot more than just looking the part, although that is still a bit of the deal.Being a princess means representing an entire country, and it’s a full-time job. I don’t just mean a 9-5, I mean an all-consuming job, affecting each and every part of life. Kate Middleton’s life changed entirely once she started dating the prince, and once she joined the royal family officially, there were some very strict and sometimes strange rules set in place for her.
Becoming a princess of England or most any other country isn’t easy. Not only do you have to have the right connections, but you’ve got to work hard to get to the right place at the right time.
These 10 requirementsmay be abit surprising, but man do they make me appreciate the royal womenout there a whole lot more.
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1. Learn As Many Languages As Possible
2. Give Up Your Voting Rights
3. Give Up Your Wild Side
4. Be Ready For A Life Of Formalities
5. Be Impeccably Well-Groomed
6. Live By The Queen’s Household Rules
7. Go To The Best Schools And Events
8. Give Up Any Other Career Path
9. Never Run For Office
10. Find Causes You Care About