Real-Life Royals and Their Disney Counterparts
Meghan Markle & She-Ra
Meghan came up with this comparison herself! "Little girls dream of being princesses. I, for one, was all about She-Ra, Princess of Power," she wrote in her now defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig, by way of introduction to an interview with Princess Alia Al-Senussi, admitting that she "had a bit of a 'pinch-myself-I'm-emailing-with-a-princess' moment" before her chat with the exiled Libyan royal and humanitarian back in 2014.
Princess Mette-Marit & Elsa
Princess of Norway or Queen of Arendelle? Although Mette-Marit's humble beginnings and annual Train of Literature tour would suggest a strong connection to another relatable, book-loving Disney favorite, anyone who has seen her in a pastel-blue ball gown – such as those worn to both Princess Madeleine and Princess Victoria's weddings – has questioned if Frozen's leading lady could be a long-lost cousin of the Norwegian princess. Because Elsa's fictional kingdom springs from the scenic landscape and fjords of Norway, the ice-blonde, blue-eyed royals could be fairytale doppelgangers.
Princess Kate & Belle
Having graduated from one of the top universities in Europe, studied at the British Institute in Florence and embarked on many a royal tour, Princess Kate's brains and well-traveled demeanor are not overshadowed by her beauty or title, just like her Beauty and the Beast counterpart. However, her soft brunette tresses, kind smile and go-to blue round off Princess Kate as a real-life Belle.
Prince William & Prince Philip
Who else to compare to the accomplished and stately heir to the British throne than one of Disney's most eligible golden boys? With the handsome pair of blond kings-in-the-making often on horseback and sporting groomed charm, Prince William and Sleeping Beauty's main man both also exhibit admirable royal bravery, one saving lives with a sword and shield, the other with a search-and-rescue helicopter.
Queen Letizia & Cruella De Vil
This comparison to the 101 Dalmations dame may seem a little far-fetched, but the cheekbones don't lie. We couldn't ever see the stately and accomplished Queen of Spain experimenting with two-toned hair – or ensembles made of dog fur – but Letizia's high-fashion instincts, strikingly piercing eyes and perfectly chiseled bone structure can't help but remind us of a certain posh Disney fashion icon. And we just know Cruella would kill for these snakeskin pumps.
Queen Rania & Jasmine
With her wide eyes, dark hair and impossibly tiny waist, Jordan's monarch is a gorgeous dead-ringer for Aladdin's free-spirited beauty. Beyond their stunning looks, both Jasmine and Rania boast strong-willed determination – Rania as an ambassador for the Global Campaign for Education and Jasmine in seeking a life outside the palace.
Prince Harry & Prince Charming
You all saw this one coming. While Prince Harry has always been equal to Cinderella's enviable royal suitor in our hearts, he recently solidified his title of Prince Charming in the public spectrum when he was photographed helping a little girl put on her shoe at a Government House reception in New Zealand. Yep, still swooning, Harry. Still swooning.
Prince Carl Philip & Flynn Rider…err…Eugene
Talk about tall, dark and handsome. Tangled's rugged, rough Rider may not have started off as royalty, but his debonair good looks and adventurous spirit make him the perfect Disney match to Sweden's racecar-driving prince. However, both royal heartthrobs have a soft side when it comes to their princesses, proudly living by the sentiment that "love can change a person."
Princess Sofia & Snow White
While the Swedish bride's reality-TV past might be anything but snow white, her fresh-faced charm, dark hair and small features are comparable to the original Disney princess. Both firm believers in "love at first sight" and second chances, the two young princesses may have more in common than meets the eye. Not to mention Snow White is an avid animal lover and Sofia has posed with a live snake during her time as a model – that's kind of the same, right?
Princess Charlene & Cinderella
It's no secret that, like Grace Kelly before her, Princess Charlene of Monaco presents herself as a modern-day Cinderella with her gorgeous golden-haired looksand elegant demeanor. However, this dazzling princess is far from the damsel-in-distress type. Hailing from South Africa, she represented the country as a competitive swimmer in the 2000 Sydney Olympics before she assumed her royal duties.