I grew up wanting the whole shebang: Prince Charming, white picket fence and our cooing angel-faced children.
To start, that all a groom needs to qualify as “Prince Charming” is a fat wallet (why, hello there, “Joe Millionaire”).
It's no wonder Prince Charming and Cinderella dance all night.
Trouble is, Miss Bonas, 24, isn't quite so sure she has found her Prince Charming yet.
But not all of these characters are in need of a Prince Charming.
What an unlovely salute for Prince Charming when he should drive up in the rainy, black night, I was thinking in agony!
The Prince Charming of the railroad is, indeed, a development.
So the Princess and Prince Charming rode into the country, and they talked about a thousand and one things.
Prince Charming, why have you gone three thousand miles away?
But she said she had not the heart for anything because she had lost her lover, Prince Charming.
1837, from French Roi Charmant, name of the hero of Comtesse d'Aulnoy's "L'Oiseau Bleu" (1697). In English he was adopted into native fairy tales including "Sleeping Beauty" and "Cinderella."
As for me, I have always agreed with the fairy books that the moment when Prince Charming arrives is the perfect climax. Everything that goes before in the life of a girl simply leads up to that moment, and everything that comes after dates from it; and while the girl of the twentieth century, sallying forth in search of adventure, may not hope to meet at the next turn a knight in shining armor, or a sighing troubadour, she does hope, if she is normal and has the normal dreams of a girl, to find her hero in some of the men who pass her way. [Temple Bailey, "Adventures in Girlhood," Philadelphia, 1919]