If you look closely at this picture, you will see that the book Belle’s Mother is holding is titled La Belle au Bois Dormant, or in its English title Sleeping Beauty. On the back of the book is the crown of Princess Aurora, or Sleeping Beauty. This is the book Belle is most likely referencing when she is talking to the bookshop seller. Far off places, a fairytale kingdom; daring sword fights, Prince Philip and Maleficent; magic spells, the fairies’ and Maleficent’s magic; and a prince in disguise, Prince Philip is dressed as a peasant when he meets Briar Rose. Everything fits!
I imagine Belle was so happy to befriend the beloved princess in her favorite story!
here’s where she meets prince charming
but she won’t discover that it’s him ‘till chapter 3
THIS IS NOW MY HEADCANON
This is beautiful.
I also love how we have a canon of what Belle’s mother looks like.
sobbing b/c aurora
This is going on the headcanons page. -gets to typing-
When I watched Beauty and the Beast as a kid, I IMMEDIATELY thought “hey, she’s reading Sleeping Beauty!” without a single doubt :)) It was the “she won’t discover that it’s him til chapter 3” bit that sealed the deal for me.
Glad to see it’s been confirmed! And MORE HEAD CANON
HER MOM PROBABLY NAMED HER AFTER THE BOOK TITLE :D Awwwww might have been their favorite book to read together. And despite Belle’s intelligence and higher standard for herself (which is great and healthy, thanksverymuch), she’s still a romantic at heart ;)
but they said the page Belle turns to was supposed to represent her and Beast…
I am in love with this.
“I knew just how much my fiance loved me when he agreed to let me walk down the aisle to “Beauty and the Beast”“
Princess Palaces & More: where would you live?