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How to be a Princess: real-life Fairy Tales for Modern Heroines by Katy Birchall – Book Review by Liza from books.books.books




As Meghan Markle (now the Duchess of Sussex) once said: ‘With fame comes opportunity, but it also includes responsibility – to advocate and share, to focus less on the glass slipper and more on pushing through glass ceilings. And, if I’m lucky enough, to inspire.’
This book was inspired by the Royal Wedding on 19 May between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It’s a beautiful collection of light-hearted stories which celebrates what it takes to be a modern princess – whether they are real or fictional.
Princesses in the book:
Princesses who are Brave: Meghan, Moana, Ameerah, Diana (Wonder Woman), Elsa.
Princesses who Work Hard: Elizabeth II, Fiona, Haya, Tiana.
Princesses who are Smart: Lalla Salma, Leia, Kiko, Sirindhorn.
Princesses who are Kind: Diana, Catherine, Grace, Maxima, Rania.
Princesses who are Ahead of their Times: Margaret, Elizabeth I, Pingyang, Hatshepsut, Nzinga, Seondeok.

This book will make you smile and inspire you to make your own happy ending. It’s a book for all princesses – young and old.

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