1. Forget the prince. Being a true princess is about having the confidence to be the best version of yourself you can possibly be. It’s about treating everyone with kindness and generosity, as well as believing passionately in yourself and your dreams. Girls (and grown-up women!) can learn to apply princess qualities to whatever they choose to do in life.
2. Princesshood = selflessness. Remember that a princess must look beyond herself in every situation, place her duty to the realm before any personal desires, and always use her privileged position toward the greater good.
3. Study your etiquette. Manners are not about being superior to others, but about making those around you feel comfortable. Whether it’s dinner with the boss or lunch at a friend’s house, simple etiquette skills give us the confidence to handle any situation, putting both ourselves and those around us at ease.
4. Never underestimate the power of a princess. Princess Diana knew that wherever she went, for better or for worse – the press would follow. Yet she had the courage to draw the world’s attention away from herself and onto those that needed it most.
5. You’re not the only one. Since the publication of Someday My Prince Will Come (a memoir about my childhood dream to marry into the royal family), lots of people have pronounced me certifiably insane. I expected that. But something else happened that I did not expect. I’ve been overwhelmed with emails from young women all around the world who also want to be a princess – and whom, until they read my book, thought they were the only ones in the entire universe who felt that way
6. Ignore your critics. If you believe in your heart that you are worthy of a prince, then don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
7. Happily ever after is a state of mind that you have to create – every day, every moment – for yourself. And it is that noble knowledge that can turn any girl into a princess.