These days, Disney Princes are more focused on their careers. Take a look at the movie Frozen, the hero Kristoff isn’t royalty, but instead makes a living selling ice. Gone are the days of Princes dependent on an inheritance from Mommy and Daddy. Isn’t living in a castle a glorified version of living with your parents? What jobs would fit these pampered Princes though? Saving a damsel in distress isn’t exactly a marketable skill. However, no prince is without potential and here are some possible matches based on their interests.
Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
Adjusting to society after becoming a man was harder than Beast had anticipated. Humans didn’t quite understand him in the same way his lively household items. Luckily, he found his calling as an antiques dealer. He transferred his intimate relationship with furniture, teapots, clocks to examining and appraising vintage items. His career really took off when he launched the hit series, The Antique Whisperer. People trust him to value their pieces accordingly because the antiques seem to speak to him. It just gets a little awkward when he talks back.
Prince Philip (Sleeping Beauty)
Philip realized that if he could wake a girl from a hundred year sleep spell, how hard could it be to be an anesthesiologist? Granted, medical school was a bit of struggle once he realized that he couldn’t kiss all his patients awake but eventually he learned to embrace modern medicine. His patients feel comfortable counting down into a deep sleep knowing that Philip will be there after surgery to make sure they wake up again.
Aladdin rationalized that if you can fly a carpet, you can fly a plane. Aviation school was no joke for the former street rat, but in a few years he was licensed to take thousands of people to their destination vacations. Abu takes on the role of a flight attendant, occasionally rapping the safety rules to keep the customers engaged, which is important because Aladdin prefers to keep the flight exciting with some ear popping flips and dips. Prepare to see a whole new world with the man who once navigated a shaggy carpet through Egypt, Greece, and China all in one night.
Prince Naveen (The Princess and the Frog)
Amphibian at heart, Naveen found himself missing water and his friends on the other side of the coast. He went to school to study herpetology and chemistry and became a marine biologist. His time as a frog only raised questions about mysteries of water creatures and their habitats. Studying the environment of different aquatic ecosystems led him to champion the cause of preserving the wetlands, discouraging pollution and limiting the harm done by man-made climate change. His personal investment and in depth research caught the attention of the people and now he’s been nominated to put the “Noble” back in Nobel Peace Prize.
Flynn Rider (Tangled)
With a shard of glass, Flynn turned Rapunzel’s long golden locks into a cute brunette pixie cut. In that moment, he discovered his undeveloped talent for cutting and styling hair. Moving on to traditional shears, he cultivates his skills and opens a salon in the kingdom. Anybody who’s anybody goes to Flynn to get their hair did. From up dos, to Brazilian blow outs, Flynn’s salon is the place to go when you want to look your best.
Prince Charming (Cinderella)
After examining every foot in the kingdom, Charming discovered that there was a great need for a good podiatrist in the kingdom. His real world experience transferred well in podiatry school where he graduated at the top of his class. The calloused feet of Cinderalla’s step sisters are now soft as a baby’s bottom and the step mothers toe fungus is long gone. His expertise especially came in handy when his wife developed bunions after spending too much time in her glass slippers.
Captain Li Shang (Mulan)
Out in the real world, Captain Li Shang grabbed right onto the tails of the today’s fitness craze. He found it pretty easy to get certified to be a personal trainer after his time as a captain. After all, the man who turned a rag tag team of dopey first sons into warriors can surely get even the laziest of couch potatoes into shape. He’ll make a man out of you and let you know that you are the girl worth fighting for. His unorthodox methods put even CrossFit to shame. Prepare to skip the elliptical in exchange for climbing up a totem pole thing and plan to trade that protein shake in for some hand caught fish.
Michelle is a story enthusiast. It’s the best way to describe her obsessions at least. She loves any type of story including those in books, movies, television shows, gossip, history and really anything with a beginning, middle and end. The exception is probably scary stories but even then she tends to read about the plot on Wikipedia. She hates spoilers and her biggest pet peeve is when people ruin any detail of a series she hasn’t seen yet. Even if she’s three seasons behind and show no sign of catching up. Other things she likes to do when she’s not consuming stories include dancing (on stage or in her car), sending pictures of her painted nails to friends, enjoying the Great Lake State and watching her mother cook Indian food while pretending to understand the process.