Cinderella ball gown
Biographical Information
World Land of Stories
Title(s) Queen of the Charming Kingdom
Also known as "Ella" (real name), "The Pumpkin Princess", "The Mouse Monarch" (nicknames from her people after she met the prince), "The Rat Whisperer" (Red)
Physical information
Species Human
Gender Female
Age Unknown
Hair colour Auburn
Eye colour Unknown
Other Traits Unknown
Family information
Family Members King Chance Charming (husband), Princess Hope (daughter), The Wicked Stepmother (stepmother), Petunia (stepsister), Rosemary (stepsister), King Chandler Charming (brother-in-law), Queen Snow White (sister-in-law), King Chase Charming (brother-in-law), Queen Sleeping Beauty (sister-in-law), Froggy (brother-in-law), King Chester Charming (father-in-law), Princess Ash (niece)
Affiliation Happily Ever After Assembly, Happily Forever After Assembly
Land of Stories
First Appearance The Wishing Spell, ch 12
Appeared in Book(s) The Wishing Spell, The Enchantress Returns, A Grimm Warning, Beyond the Kingdoms, An Author's Odyssey

Cinderella is the queen consort of the Charming Kingdom. She makes her debut in the Wishing Spell.


Queen Cinderella is the main character from the well-known fairy tale Cinderella, who lived with her wicked stepmother and stepsisters until her fairy godmother helped her attend a royal ball where she met her future husband. The condition of the fairy godmother's spell forced Cinderella to flee from the ball at mightnight, leaving behind a glass slipper. The prince found her again by making all young women in the kingdom try on the glass slipper and they were married.

At the start of The Wishing Spell, Queen Cinderella and King Chance Charming are married, and Cinderella is pregnant. It is revealed in The Enchantress Returns that her actual name is "Ella" and "Cinderella" is a nickname her father gave her because she liked playing in the fireplace.[1]

Appearance and Personality

"Cinderella was more beautiful than they had ever expected. Her hair was auburn and styled up behind a crystal tiara. She wore white gloves and a long, turquoise gown flowed down around her, accentuating her pregnant belly. Despite all the gold and the glorious chandelier, her eyes and smile were the brightest things in the room."[2]

Cinderella tells the twins how she had a hard time when she first became a queen. Her people were not charmed by the idea of having a serving girl become their queen, and she found public life overwhelming and difficult.[3]

She and her husband have a ball in the castle once a month to commemorate their wedding.[4] A special dance at this ball consists of the gentlemen collecting a shoe from their dance partner before sliding it back on their feet.[5]

As Queen, she had the grounds around her stepmother's house guarded and protected from vandalism.[6]


Cinderella is married to King Chance Charming. In the course of the first book, their daughter Princess Hope is born.


1. The Wishing Spell

Cinderella's glass slipper is one of the items the twins need for the Wishing Spell. When they meet her, however, they do not want to steal it.

2. The Enchantress Returns

Cinderella's daughter Hope is kidnapped by Rumplestiltskin, and she and her husband surrender their kingdom to save her.

3. A Grimm Warning

When the threat of the Grande Armée becomes real, Cinderella goes into hiding on the secret path along with the other royals. When they see the destruction the army has wreaced upon a town, Red Riding Hood asks Goldilocks for fighting lessons. Cinderella and the other queens join her. The royals are ambushed and captured. When they are rescued, they fight alongside Alex and Conner to defeat the army.

4. Beyond the Kingdoms

She attends Red and Froggy's (almost) wedding.[7] Later, Sir Lampton mentions that The Charming Kingdom was attacked by Winkies and that he is unsure what happened to the royal family.[8]

5. An Author's Odyssey

Cinderella is among the royals that were captured by the Masked Man, when he orders to have the royals executed Jack and Goldilocks save them and take them to their safe haven cave.


"No matter how hard the struggles are that you leave behind, new struggles always take their place."[9]

"Living a public life is a difficult thing to do, and even now I find it a bit overwhelming. No matter what you do, you can never please everyone."[10]

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  1. TLOS II, ch 18, p. 323
  2. TLOS I, ch 9, p. 181
  3. TLOS I, ch 9, p. 190
  4. TLOS I, ch 9, p. 170
  5. TLOS I, ch 9, p. 182
  6. TLOS II, ch 18, p. 324
  7. TLOS IV, ch 8 p 124
  8. TLOS IV, ch 30, p. 413
  9. TLOS I, ch 9, p. 190
  10. TLOS I, ch 9, p. 190