The Princess and the Pea-Brained Scheme

Sometimes there’s a fantasy that everyone agrees would be awesome — like you’re at a bar when [insert name of your favorite hot celebrity] walks in and falls in love with you and you live happily ever after. And we all pretty much know that even though it sounds crazy, it will happen to us sooner or later. So we go through life never dealing with reality because someday our metaphorical prince will come and everything will be grand. But then sometimes he doesn’t come, and we end up poor and alone.

Well, that’s exactly why these determined ladies are taking the bull by the horns and straight-up stalking their very literal Prince Charming. That’s right, they’re called “Harry Hunters,” and they’re going to great lengths to meet England’s Prince Harry. These gals are not messing around!

“Some rely on semesters abroad to lend an air of social normalcy to their excursions, while others simply count their pennies—or lean on their parents—to fund extended vacations in Britain. But the goal is always the same: to live happily ever after with a prince of the realm.”

Mmmhmmm, they are actually MOVING TO ENGLAND because they know in their hearts that if they can just meet Harry, he’ll fall for them straightaway (as he’d probably say). Then obviously they’d get to marry into royalty, which presumably they think is loads of fun despite all evidence to the contrary.

It might sound like a long shot, but clearly, in classic American fashion, they understand that if they just want something badly enough it can be theirs.

“Taylor McKinley… takes her princess prep seriously. She reads magazines with names like Majesty and Royalty. She studies the historical monarchy. And in high school, she even abstained from dating, figuring she would ‘hold out for royalty.’ Now, she spends her weekends dragging classmates to Harry’s favorite restaurants and waiting for fate to strike. Her parents are skeptical, but McKinley is confident she will one day find her prince. ‘I’m one of those people who only reads books with happy endings,’ she says.”

Oh, Tay-Tay, I want to give you a hug and introduce you to a nice American business major who would probably make you much happier than Prince Harry ever would. But also I don’t want to crush your super intense dreams. So I say to you that the way you live your life sounds totally reasonable, and I know from experience that real life almost always turns out just like it does in the movies. Better start shopping for your wedding dress now!

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