Queen Clarisse Renaldi - The Princess Diaries

5 Etiquette Rules from Queen Clarisse Renaldi

By Nicole Nalty

When Mia Thermopolis finds out she’s a princess (Shut. Up!) the shy teenager is taken aback, and rightfully so! Being a princess requires a certain skill set, but luckily, Mia has a practically perfect teacher—her grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi, played by Disney Legend Julie Andrews. In honor of the 15th anniversary of The Princess Diaries, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite “Clarisse-isms” to help you feel like royalty every day. And make sure to check out the Disney Gif app, for Apple and Android, for more moments from The Princess Diaries and your other favorite Disney films.

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“When walking in a crowd, one is under scrutiny all the time.”
It’s always a good idea to put your best foot forward—both literally and figuratively. And never, ever, ‘shlump.’

“We never rush, we hasten.”
Queen Clarisse is always cool under pressure. Next time you’re running late to class, or stuck in traffic on the way to work, remember to hasten, not rush. And if that doesn’t work…

“The Queen is never late, everybody else is simply early.”
Try this excuse next time you’re a few minutes late. See how it goes. Let us know.

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“And so you wave to them, and acknowledge them gracefully.”
While you may not need to thank everyone for being here today, you should always be friendly to everyone you meet!

“A princess never chases a chicken.”
Honestly, this is just sound advice—royalty or not.


Now that you know the golden rules of royalty, check out some of the crown jewels from The Princess Diaries (including Fat Louie’s tiara!).