Prince Charming is a stock character who appears in a number of fairy tales. He is the prince who comes to the rescue of the damsel in distress, and stereotypically, must engage in a quest to liberate her from an evil spell. This classification suits most heroes of a number of traditional folk tales, including Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, even if in the original story they were given another name, or no name at all.
These characters are often handsome and romantic, a foil to the heroine, and are seldom deeply characterized, or even distinguishable from other such men who marry the heroine.
In many variants, they can be viewed more as rewards for the heroine rather than characters.
"Prince Charming" is also used as a term to refer to the idealized man some people dream of as a future spouse.
Mail Online referred to Chris O'Neill, a New York financier whom Princess Madeleine of Sweden fell in love with, as "Millionaire Prince Charming".
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... The second film opens with Prince Charming on a quest to rescue Princess Fiona from the Dragon ... The evil Prince Charming and his mother, the Fairy Godmother, are trying to break up Shrek’s marriage by making Fiona fall in love with Prince Charming ...
... Although charming and handsome, Prince Charming is a pathological womanizer, a liar and an all-around rogue ... He was also raised as a prince, to understand sacrifice necessary to be an effective leader, and the kind of king that sacrifices all to safeguard his subjects ... It's also revealed in the Jack of Fables' comic that Prince Charming is Jack Horner's father ...
... their occasion, they would do so with a big dress ball, with a special guest—Prince Charming, who has been searching for his true love ... of not one, but two more happy couples Donald Duck Daisy Duck and Prince Charming Cinderella, so the queen sends the ravens to the ball to ruin their joy for good ... No sooner do Mickey, Minnie and the prince arrive than Cinderella's own arrival steal the heart of the prince ...
... The character of Prince Charming is deconstructed in the 2004 movie Shrek 2 and its 2007 follow-up Shrek the Third, wherein he has an undesirable and boorish personality unfitting for a fairy-tale prince ... "Prince Charming" is the title of a 1981 album and song by Adam and the Ants ... Prince Charming is also the title of a 1999 movie starring Andy Lau and Michelle Reis ...
... Prince Charming was a UK number one single for four weeks in September 1981 for Adam and the Ants, featured on the album of the same name ... and a large sum of royalties received after a musicologist found "Prince Charming" to be musically identical to Harris' 1965 song "War Canoe" ... White Sox (1979) Kings of the Wild Frontier (1980) Prince Charming (1981) Solo albums Friend or Foe (1982) Strip (1983) Vive Le Rock (1985) Manners Physique (1990) Persuasion (1991, unreleased) Wonderful (1995) Adam ...
Famous quotes containing the words charming and/or prince:
“The charming landscape which I saw this morning is indubitably made up of some twenty or thirty farms. Miller owns this field, Locke that, and Manning the woodland beyond. But none of them owns the landscape. There is property in the horizon which no man has but he whose eye can integrate all parts, that is, the poet. This is the best part of these mens farms, yet to this their warranty-deeds give no title.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be:
Am an attendant lord, one that will do
To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
Advise the prince.”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)