"The Princess and the Pea" is a fairytale written by Danish author Hans Christian Anderson.

Basic overview

A princess's royal status and sensitivity is tested when she sleeps at a prince's house and a pea is placed under her bed.

Shrek characters based on the fairytale

  • Pea (The Princess)
  • Grumpy (The Prince) (loose allusion)
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