The fact that little girls love princesses is so well known that it is on the verge of being cliché. If you have a young daughter, you know how this is. You are probably buying her things for Christmas and her birthday that are all centered around this idea, such as a movie about a princess or even a personalized princess book. Have you ever wondered how this all started, though?
Basically, princesses were elevated to a sort of pedestal in fairy tales because the people of the time really viewed their princesses in this light. There was almost no way for a common person to reach that level or that status. It was not earned, as status is today. It was gained by blood. Unless you were born into the right family, you would never be a princess. When people told stories about them, they yearned to have all of those privileges themselves, and so they always looked at the princesses as very kind, loving and beautiful, even if that was not really the case.
In the modern world, princesses still exist, but they do not have the same sort of power and influence that they once did. However, the fairy tales have lived on, and so that sentiment that people once felt about princesses is still alive and well. For this reason, even little girls in countries that do not have royalty will grow up idolizing princesses and wishing that they could someday become princesses on their own.