They married a prince whom they charming. But they were assumed by their duties, protocol, dynastic rules. If Diana, Princess of Wales, popularized the expression “princess evil”, this syndrome has affected many others, from Grace Kelly to Meghan Markle, including Charlene of Monaco …
Charlene of Monaco, Diana, Meghan Markle … They have all believed in the fairy tale. Before exile by will or by force. Before discovering prisoners of a heavy protocol and, for some, of end up crushed by an ancestral institution. Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, escaped in time. She found a freedom so desired by her stepmother Diana, Princess of Wales whose trajectory suddenly stopped under the Alma bridge in Paris. But at the cost of what controversy!
The mystery that thickens around the return to the principality of Charlene, disenchanted wife of Albert II of Monaco, proves it: becoming a princess is not just about marrying a man; it is also to espouse a destiny. Divorce is a difficult option since a sovereign is by divine right, risky as evidenced by the merciless war between Haya of Jordan and the Emir of Dubai.
Disillusion is not just about commoners, since Princess Mako of Japan understands what her future marriage to Kei Kamuro exposes her to or that Leila Pahlavi, daughter of the last Shah of Iran forced to leave her country, will never have been able to lead a life other than that of a princess in exile, to the point of giving in to suicide … Letizia from Spain, after gritting my teeth, or Kate Middleton, of extreme patience, almost make figures of survivors. In love with their husbands, they understood that the life of a princess was above all … a job.
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