Prince William's recent engagement to Kate Middleton, a commoner, gives hope to all the single commoner ladies who are still looking for their very own prince. Real royalty.
Because isn't it every little girl's dream to grow up and marry a prince and become a real life princess? Maybe even a queen, one day.
And hey, if Kate Middleton can do it, then so can you. But it's going to take some work, some relocating, and maybe even some strategic friendships.
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So get started on your way to the palace by following these steps of How to Marry a Prince:
You want to have the behavior and mannerisms of a princess before you meet your prince. Taking a How to Be a Princess class will prepare you for necessities such as the proper way to curtsy, wave to your subjects from a horse-drawn carriage, and even drink a spot of tea with your pinkie up. Sure, most of these classes are geared to the pre-school set but you're never too old to learn.
2. Finding Him
There aren't a lot of princes residing in the US so you should consider moving to where the largest percentage of princes reside: Europe. And with the help of the Internet, you can even pinpoint where to find the prince that you want to meet.
If you can't leave the country, consider enrolling in, or even living near, a university program where princes are sent to study. For example, Georgetown University has its Walsh School of Foreign Service. Felipe, Prince of Asturias, who is next in line for the Spanish throne, is a graduate, as is Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark.
3. Wowing Him
When you finally meet your prince, remember what you learned in your princess class. Don't let your behavior be common. Don't dress trampy or come on too strong. He doesn't need to know how many guys you've slept with or that you like being a dominatrix. Princes like to seem down to earth, but stay away from any hint of sexual impropriety because they don't want to take the chance of harming the family jewels.
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4. Tying Him Down (Not Literally of Course)
Be patient. One thing we've learned from watching Prince William and Kate's courtship over the last 7 years? You're in it for the long haul and loyalty is everything to royalty. Another tip? Don't wear the tiara that you got on sale at your local Claire's to class, out to dinner, or even to bed. You don't want to look too obvious. Save that for the wedding night. Actually you won't need it because by then you'll have a real crown.
Most people end up having to kiss a lot of frogs that don't turn into princes. Kate Middleton got lucky, though perhaps it wasn't just luck. Maybe she had her own How to Marry a Prince plan.
Any other tips to finding your own prince to marry?
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