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Leia is No Longer a Princess

We better stop with all the jokes about Leia becoming a Disney Princess since Disney bought Lucasfilm. The token female character from the original trilogy has undergone quite a transformation in the thirty years timeline between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Those around her no longer call her “Princess.”

“She’s referred to as General,” says director and co-writer J.J. Abrams. “But … there’s a moment in the movie where a character sort of slips and calls her ‘Princess.’”

Okay, so almost no one calls her that anymore. You’ll have to imagine who slips — and how it goes over.

Well, that’s one way to get out of being a Disney Princess, although military service didn’t work that way for Mulan. Maybe her new rank had something to do with the discontinuance of merchandise with the slave Leia bikini. After all, that’s an unseemly look for a general. As it was for a senator. And a princess. -via Uproxx

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That's a good question. If there were any survivors who were off-world when that happened, they might consider her such.

And there had to be people like that; look at Krypton.
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Princesses don't rule anything, it's a title that implies a relation to those who do (King or Queen). Therefore, "Princess" would normally be a lifelong title unless she became queen or renounced her ties to royalty.

Of course, she lost the title of Senator when her planet was blown up, because she could no longer represent it. Also, she became a fugitive.
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I was under the impression she was no longer a princess when Grand Moff Tarken blew up Alderaan and her subjects. Who exactly was she ruling over after that happened?
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