The world’s most popular Disney princess has been revealed

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Every Disney lover out there will undoubtedly hold a strong opinion when it comes to one specific question.

While fanatics of the age-old film franchise can bond over their love of the movies’ enchanting nature and fairy tale story lines, there’s a certain topic that can cause some division – which Disney princess is the best.

There’s so many iconic feminine figures in the world of Disney, so choosing just one as a favourite is understandably a hard one.

Luckily, parenting retailer Play Like Mum conducted some vital research to suss out which princess is the favourite in various countries across the globe.

With classic names like Snow White, Belle and Ariel loved by many plus modern heroines like Elsa from Frozen and Merida from Brave now in the running for the top spot, there’s some tough competition when it comes to being named the most popular princess.

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But there is a clear winner taking the crown, with Cinderella being the most popular around the world by a long way.

The blonde beauty, from the 1950 animation, is the favourite in 76 countries and almost every continent. Go girl!

Coming in at joint second place are some of the Disney scene’s newer princesses.

Elsa from 2013’s Frozen and Repunzel from 2011’s Tangled dominate 28 countries each.

Belle from the 1992 film Beauty and the Beast was voted most popular in nine countries while Ariel from 1990’s The Little Mermaid took eight.

In light of this important news, you may be feeling the urge to binge watch the films that made these princesses famous.

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If so, there’s no better time to sign up to Disney’s brand new streaming service, Disney+.

The subscription package allows you to watch stacks of Disney content, including plenty of the classics, whenever your heart desires.

It’s yet to launch in the UK but the big day is drawing nearer and it’ll finally become available on March 24th.

You can sign up as part of their pre-order programme right now though, and it’ll mean you pay a discounted price of just £49.99 for a full year’s subscription.

Usually, you’ll pay £5.99 a month or £59.99 a year for the watching pleasure.

Caitlin Elliott
Junior News Editor

Caitlin is a Junior News Editor for, covering all things royal, celeb, lifestyle, food, and family. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).