Princess Diaries - Character

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Princess Amelia "Mia" Mignonetta Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo
Her grey eyes are her "only attractive feature", according to her outspoken best friend Lilly Moscovitz.

Amelia struggles with her new role in the world as Princess of Genovia (a country loosely based on Andorra). For all of her childhood and a some of her adolescence, she prefers to wear combat boots and overalls (though she wears a uniform to school) instead of the designer wardrobe that is expected for her. She is fluent in English and is learning Spanish and French, though she sometimes humorously mistakes homonymous words for one another.

Mia often does inappropriate or mortifying things, particularly when she is in public. She bites her nails, obsesses over her cat
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On several occasions he attempts to ask her out, but is always interrupted. Later when Mia starts to date Kenny, Michael is secretly crushed which leads him to spend time with Judith Gershner.

Mia has a long-standing crush on Michael and likes the "smell of his neck", as well as his "surprisingly" well-defined chest. In Princess in Love, the night before Mia leaves to spend Christmas in Genovia, they confess their love to one another at the Non-Denominational Winter Dance and become a romantic couple. Michael gives her a snowflake necklace as a birthday present in Princess in Pink which she treasures as a symbol of their relationship.

In book eight, just before he flies to Japan for a year, Mia flings the snowflake necklace back at him and they break up because of his "dishonesty" about his past relationship with Judith Gershner. Michael invents a robotic arm prototype which a Japanese company hopes to develop for open heart surgery, an invention he later reveals was spurred by his desire to prove he was "worthy of dating a princess."

In the ninth book, Mia tells her psychologist, Dr. Knutz, about her feelings of inferiority to Michael, whom she expected to dump her for someone better; the "dishonesty" about Judith had been an excuse to dump him first. She attempts to salvage the romantic relationship with Michael; he refuses, but they become friends again. When in Japan, Michael is hinted to have been abstinent and later becomes a
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