Mirror, mirror on the wall, why don’t fairy tales have gay princes at all?
Well, now one does: The Princes and the Treasure follows two young royals, Earnest and Gallant, on a quest to rescue a princess from an evil witch. Along the way, though, they fall in love, and story culminates with their wedding.
Let’s hope they didn’t forget to rescue the princess!
“I would love for children to see that there are prince and princess couples in the world, and there are also princess and princess couples and prince-and-prince couples who go on adventures, fall in love, get married, and live happily ever after,” said the book’s author, Jeffrey Miles. “When that happens, then I will see the world as a truly magical place.”
In October 2013, Pajama Publishing published Daniel Errico’s The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived, about a poor pumpkin farmer who beats a fire-breathing dragon and marries a handsome prince.
In the real world, only one royal, India’s Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, has come out as gay. Hopefully he’ll have a fairy-tale ending with a rajah of his own.