The prince it is a notion that derives from princeps (Latin term) and that usually refers to inheritor of a Crown . The prince, therefore, is the one who will succeed the king on the throne and will become the ruler of a region when the current monarch dies or abdicates.
The concept, however, can refer to a title of nobility not directly linked to the heir of the king or even to a kingdom. He Prince Albert of Monaco , for example, is the ruler of this country European and not the future president.
Different is the case of Prince Charles of Wales , a man of over 60 years which is still in the line of succession of the throne of United Kingdom . The Queen isabel II is the president of this nation since 1952 : in case of his death or if he decided to abdicate, the Prince carlos He would become king.
In Spain, specifically, the one who was Prince of Asturias (Felipe de Borbón) managed to become king of the country in 2014, when his father the monarch Juan Carlos I decided to abdicate. Thus, from that moment the king is Felipe VI, who is married to Queen Letizia and has two daughters, Leonor and Sofia. His title of prince has fallen to the firstborn and second in the line of succession, Leonor, who has become the Princess of Asturias.
"Prince" , on the other hand, is the title of a work published by Nicholas Machiavelli at century XVI . In that essay, Machiavelli Reflect on the exercise of authority by a sovereign. In this case, therefore, the prince is not an heir to power, but the monarch.
Within the world of cinema and television there are many productions that revolve around the figure of a prince, as would be the case with these:
- "The prince of Zamunda." This is a 1988 film, starring Eddie Murphy. He plays the heir of an African country that must marry. However, before doing so he gets his parents to allow him to live an experience: travel to the United States and experience what it feels like to be an ordinary citizen.
-"The prince of Bel Air". The well-known actor Will Smith became known with this emblematic series of the 90s, in which he plays a young street man who begins a new life with his uncles and cousins in a luxurious neighborhood called Bel-Air.
-"Prince". One of the greatest television successes in Spain in recent years is this production, starring Álex González, Hiba Abouk and José Coronado. It tells the love story that is established between a young Muslim woman and an infiltrated spy, whose mission is to end a jihadist ID.
In fairy tales, the prince is a character whose stereotype shows him as a handsome, kind and brave man. The prince, in this type of stories, usually falls in love and helps a woman who will become his princess.