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In Shrek The Musical, it’s revealed he was the son of the Princess from The Princess and the Pea.

“My momma was a princess, who left her crown behind.”

So if that’s true, why does he have to marry a princess to become a king? Shouldn’t he be a king already? Or is it because she “left her crown behind”?

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    The son of a Princess isn't (necessarily) a King. For instance, Prince Edward's children are a Lady and a Viscount; metro.co.uk/2018/05/19/…
    – Valorum
    Jun 26, 2018 at 17:47
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    Is the musical canon with regard to the movies?
    – BruceWayne
    Jun 26, 2018 at 23:11
  • @BruceWayne - You mean aside from everyone singing and Fiona dancing around with her younger selves at the end?
    – Valorum
    Jun 27, 2018 at 12:48

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The next lines are fairly telling;

My momma was a princess
Who left her crown behind.
Daddy was her true love, so
Momma didn't mind
.

I never knew my momma
But she could've been a queen
She married way beneath her...

Beneath her knee, I mean.

It would appear that she was disinherited for marrying a commoner. She could have become the queen through inheritance (or possibly married a king?) but either way her title was withdrawn and she was left married to a nobody with a child (Farquaad) who was also a commoner.

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    It could also mean that, as a princess, she could have married a king, and thus become a queen. Jun 26, 2018 at 18:49
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    @Acccumulation - That seems a possibility, especially given that a Lord can become a King by marrying a Princess.
    – Valorum
    Jun 26, 2018 at 19:08
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    +1. Perhaps relevant: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morganatic_marriage.
    – ruakh
    Jun 26, 2018 at 23:36
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    @puppetsock - That's the joke. She married a commoner (beneath her station) who's short (literally beneath her).
    – Valorum
    Jun 28, 2018 at 20:11
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    @LordFarquaad - Is it because you've got a short temper?
    – Valorum
    Aug 8, 2018 at 20:14

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