Disney’s ‘Frozen 2,’ the sequel to the 2013 film that grossed $1.27 billion, is coming out Nov. 22. These films are about a kingdom of cold, but their success is red-hot.
Here’s a look at the world of princesses in reality and fairy tales.
Some of the world’s monarchs are figureheads and have little political influence, while others are the heads of state with some or total power. Here’s how they rule across the globe:
Ready to rule
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, is the oldest child of Sweden’s king. Sweden reformed its constitution in 1979 to allow the eldest child, regardless of gender, to inherit the throne.
Once Victoria takes the throne, her oldest child, Estelle, will be the heir apparent.
Japan is the world’s oldest monarchy and has male-only succession. Japan has a new emperor and empress as of April. Japan’s Crown Empress Masako has one daughter, who cannot ascend to the throne.
Art of the deal
Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-thani of Qatar is the 36-year-old sister of the current ruling emir and is daughter of the father emir. She is ranked by Time and Forbes as one of the world’s 100 most powerful women.
As chairwoman of Qatar Museums, she has been purchasing art around the world worth an estimated $1 billion a year.
God save the princess
Before her 66-year reign over England, Queen Elizabeth II was a princess for 26 years. This painting shows her before her coronation in 1953. Her only sibling, Princess Margaret, died in 2002.
Not a princess?
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, has been married to Prince William since April 2011. She may have had the world’s greatest fairy-tale princess wedding, but her official title is duchess. Kate is the mother of two princes, George and Louis, and Princess Charlotte.
Fairy tale fortunes
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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment