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National Princess Week – April 20-26, 2025

National Princess Week occurs in the last full week of April, which is from April 20 to 26 this year, and we are anticipating an imperial-like celebration. A princess is a female member of a royal family. It could also be a title given to a young woman who has a high rank or standing in a community in the contemporary world. But you do not have to be the daughter of a king and queen, the wife of a prince, or an elite to be part of this week-long affair. National Princess Week was created to celebrate the princesses inside all the girls and women, and to celebrate their strength and awesomeness.

History of National Princess Week

Once upon a time in the year 2012, Walt Disney, Target, and Julie Andrews created the National Princess Week. Walt Disney Pictures is an American film production studio, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. It is famous for creating eminent Disney princesses like Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel, Snow White, Mulan, Pocahontas, Aurora, Jasmine, and Moana, among the 40 or so other Disney princesses. Target is an American retail corporation, which is the eighth-largest retailer in the United States. Andrews is an Oscar-winning British actress and singer, famed for her roles in “Mary Poppins” and “The Sound of Music.”

The word ‘princess’ originated from the Old French ‘princesse’ and through the Latin word ‘princess,’ which is actually derived from the elements ‘primus’ (first) and ‘capio’ (to seize). The word princess is mainly used to address a female royal daughter.

It all began on April 23 of 2012. The National Princess Week was thought of and designed by Julie Andrews for every young girl and woman from all walks of life to be able to celebrate the inner princesses in them. No matter who you are, what age group you’re from, which religious belief or political affiliations, or whatever sexual preference you adhere to, you know at least one princess at heart.

You may even have dreamt of becoming a princess yourself when you were a child. Hence, this unofficial week-long celebration is not just for princesses per se but a tribute to all things royal. This celebration not only showcases the glitz and glamor of being a princess but also stresses the impactful qualities of being a true blue princess, like bringing out not just the physical exquisiteness but of the person’s inner beauty, goodness, and commendable characteristics of being courageous and kind among others.

National Princess Week timeline

Late 14th Century
A Woman of Royal Birth

The word 'princess' is used to address the daughter of a ruler or wife of a prince.

It’s First Recorded

The word 'princess' is first recorded in writing in Chaucer's “The Knight’s Tale."

The First Disney Princess Movie

"Persephone," the first Disney princess movie, is released.

When it All Began

National Princess Week is celebrated for the first time.

National Princess Week FAQs

Why did Julie Andrews create the National Princess Week?

As a world-renowned, award-winning actress, Andrews was always vocal in encouraging children to dream big and use their imaginations. Coming up with this celebration enabled her to reach out and inspire more children to bring out their individuality, inner strength, vivacity, and luster.

Who is the worst Disney princess?

Many people consider Aurora of “Sleeping Beauty” as the worst among all Disney princesses. Aurora’s character is mostly asleep in the entire film, appearing only for 18 minutes, and having her first spoken dialogue 19 minutes after the film begins.

What is the highest-grossing Disney princess movie?

Of all the Disney princess movies thus far, “Frozen” is the highest-grossing. It earned 1.282 billion U.S. dollars in the worldwide box office.

National Princess Week Activities

  1. Throw a princess-themed party

    This magical week-long celebration is not just for little boys and girls. It is also for grown-ups who once dreamt of being princes and princesses or who still are at heart.

  2. Join numerous exciting Walt Disney activities

    Check out new products, enlist, and pander for new promotions, digital content, exclusive adventures from Disneyland and DisneySea. You could also binge-watch princess-themed movies for an entire week.

  3. Make a difference

    Do not just celebrate on your own. Go online and encourage others on your social media accounts — Facebook, Twitter, and blogs — to learn and experience the beauty and exhilaration of being a real-life princess for a week.

5 Facts About Princesses That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. A commoner can become a princess

    A woman without a title or royal rank can marry a prince and become a princess.

  2. Grace Kelly is a real-life princess

    The real-life princess who portrayed roles of ordinary people is the only real-life princess to win an Oscar.

  3. There are many Disney princesses

    The original Disney princesses lined up are Jasmine, Snow White, Mulan, Aurora, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Belle, and Ariel.

  4. “Pocahontas” is a real story

    Of all the princesses of Disney, only Pocahontas is based on a real person.

  5. Two princesses are left-handed

    Tiana and Mulan are the only princesses who are left-handed.

Why We Love National Princess Week

  1. It is fun and exciting

    This week-long celebration not only brings out the fun, excitement, allure, and glamour of being a princess for a week, but more importantly, it encourages little girls to be beautiful not just physically but also on the inside. The celebration promotes women empowerment and freedom of speech, and for little girls and women of all ages to be beautiful and brave at the same time.

  2. It is a very romantic impression

    It may even sound like an escapist point of view to others, but a magical week away from the monstrosities of the present-day world is definitely fun. National Princess Week gives us a glimpse and makes us experience a beautiful, elegant, dazzling week full of fun and surprises.

  3. It distresses and brings a smile to our faces

    This really brings back some of our most cherished childhood memories. It also inspires us to celebrate with our children and nieces and not just to treat them to a fun week. This is a perfect venue for them to experience, discover, and strengthen their characters; be good and courageous real-life princes and princesses.

National Princess Week dates

2022April 24Sunday
2023April 23Sunday
2024April 21Sunday
2025April 20Sunday
2026April 19Sunday

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