Can a Princess Become Queen if she never marries a Prince?

If a Princess doesn't get married with a Prince can they become Queen. Remember that movie Princess Diaries 2 Royal Engagement Mia didn't want to get married at all with a Prince?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes. All Queen regents were previously daughters, sisters or nieces of a monarch with the royal title of "Princess" before they reigned as Queen.

    Note: The Princess Diaries is a fictional novel, the author added that part where a princess must marry a prince in order to inherit the Crown, was entirely fabricated to make the storyline more interesting for the younger audience.

    Realistically, if the monarch does not have any male heir to succeed him, the crown will go to his eldest daughter, who is also known as the "Heiress Presumptive." There are currently three European Queen Regents living today who were previously daughters of a monarch with the title of "Princess" and succeeded the throne because there was no "male heir" to inherit the crown:

    Queen Elizabeth II - formerly The Princess Elizabeth of York was the daughter of King George VII of the United Kingdom

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II_of_the_U...

    Margrethe II of Denmark - formerly Princess Margrethe was the daughter of King Frederick IX of Denmark

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margrethe_II_of_Denma...

    Beatrix of the Netherlands - formerly Princess Beatrix was the daughter of Queen Juliana

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrix_of_the_Nether...

    When a Queen marries, her husband would become her "Prince Consort" (not King), and will be titled and styled as "His Royal Highness Prince X."

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. The only requirement for a Princess who is the eldest daughter of a King or Queen to succeed to the throne is that she does not have any brothers (this is in the case of countries like the UK which operate the system of "male primogeniture" - boys inherit first even if they're younger than their sisters). Queen Victoria did not marry until several years after she became queen.

    In Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf's first child was Princess Victoria, born in 1977. At that time she was the heiress presumptive. In 1979 her brother Prince Carl Philip was born and he displaced her to become the heir apparent. However there was already a constitutional amendment in the works, so that the oldest child becomes monarch regardless of sex, so from 1 January 1980 Princess Victoria became heir apparent, and she's still the Crown Princess today.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    From Princess To Queen

  • 1 decade ago

    A princess can become queen if she is the heir to the throne and the king/queen she is heir to dies. Most countries that still have royalty have an inheritance system where a son will inherit in preference to a daughter, so if the princess has a brother, even a younger one, he would normally be king.

    I am a bit uncertain about the state of the succesion in Genovia, because Mia is illegitimate, which would normally exclude her from the succesion in most countries. Geonovia seems to be a bit unusual in that respect. But marrying a commoner would not normally exclude her from the succesion, though if she was marrying someone whom the current ruler considered totally unacceptable she might be obliged to abdicate. She may end up marrying the man of her choice, but you can bet that Grandmere will put up a fight.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yeah. Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Elizabeth I. Two perfect examples.

    Pretty sure the Princess of Norway has nothing standing in her way, and she married a commoner.

    Remember, the Princess Diaries is FICTION!!! The author can create any impediment she wants in order to create a plot.

  • 1 decade ago

    Depending on the country, yes. Some countries do not allow women to inherit the throne, but in countries where they can, such as England, they can become Queen by inheritance. Elizabeth II was Princess Elizabeth before the death of her father. She was elevated to Queen at his death and had nothing to do with whether or not she was married. (Elizabeth I never married, yet she also was elevated from princess to queen through inheritance.)

  • Belle
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    4 years ago

    In Great Britain, the king's wife becomes queen. Here is how it will work: When Elizabeth dies, Charles becomes king. (If he keeps his current name, he will be Charles III.) His wife, Camilla, will become Queen (she may also pick another name). When Charles dies, William becomes King William V (again, if he keeps the same name). His wife becomes queen. Traditionally, if the late king's wife is still alive when her son comes to the throne, she is styled the Queen Mother (e.g., Queen Elizabeth's mother, who only died fairly recently at a great old age). Now, Camilla will not be the king's mother, but step-mother, so they may find another title for her assuming she survives Charles. In some countries, there is what is called a "morgantic" marriage. It is a legal marriage, recognized by the church, but the wife does NOT assume any royal titles. However, this has never been done in Britain.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Elizabeth2 was a princess before she became queen, the fact she was the eldest of 2 daughters of a king meant that she would inherit regardless of who she married

  • 1 decade ago

    Elizabeth I was Queen and never married. However, no woman can become Queen Consort without marrying a Prince.

    Queen regnants are Queen by right, Queen consorts are Queen by marriage.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No.The movie you refer to is FICTION so you can't use it as guidelines to what really happens with royalty. Queen Elizabeth I was never married,but she was heir to the throne. The present Queen of England was a princess first.She also was heir to the throne and didn't need to marry to take on her job. She was the elder daughter and was heir presumptive,the only requirement to getting the job was that she'd follow the constitutional rules and guidelines for the monarchy.

    Royals usually do marry and have children so that the bloodlines are continued,but it isn't a necessary job requirement.

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