The Princess is a type of character role in any story, fictional or non-fictional. The character-type is any female who is a member of royalty. This female character may or may not be directly related to existing royalty as in they could be adopted into a royal family. The character is often between the age range from infant to maturity, depending on the lifespan of parent monarchs. Rarely elderly characters are princesses unless their parents have an exceptionally long lifespan or in fictional stories are specified as immortals.