I do not publicly declare myself to be a true princess. I am simply true to my heart, and I happen to be a princess. My heart knows how low-spirited the prince has become. He has been flinging himself at princesses in a desperate search for what has been, all along, very close to home.
And so, on the stormiest of nights, I set off to the palace and knock on the gate. Illustration by Kay Nielsen.
The True Princess in How to Tell a True Princess, Yellow Fairy Book