I just watched the 2006 MBC Korean drama Goong (궁) a.k.a. Princess Hours. The drama, adapted from a popular manhwa, is a fairy tale of sorts. In the story, modern day Korea is a constitutional monarchy. The plot revolves around the Royal Family and two princes vie for the affections of the heroine (portrayed by Yoon Eun Hye). If you can’t imagine Korea having a Royal Family, just imagine England’s Royal Family and the lives of Prince William and Prince Harry.
Those who have seen the drama would probably know what i am talking about. Did you feel the same? To those who have not seen the drama yet, let me tell you about both the princes.
Crown Prince Lee Shin
He is also one of the loneliest persons on earth – much lonelier than you or me because he has not truly experienced the love of a mother or a father. The royal household is conducted in a very formal manner and there is much protocol. Hugs are not given freely. His best friend in the whole world is a small teddy bear given to him when young.
Most of the time Prince Shin is misunderstood because he cannot find the words to express what he feels in his heart. ‘Tis not easy to win his affections, but if you can melt the outer glacier, you will have him faithful and loyal, by your side forever.
Favourite past time – fencing. This prince also loves movie making and has ambitions to become a director.
Prince Shin has a penchant for wearing pink and polka dots. He is a walking fashion disaster most of the time. In the final episode, pairing a buttoned down formal shirt, jacket and peddle pushers was just too absurd.
the role of Prince Lee Shin
Prince Lee Yul is soft spoken, gentle and sensitive. He is most attentive to your needs and is always a good listener and companion. Whenever you feel sad or depressed, he’s there to comfort you. He will whisk you away from your troubles and be your shoulder to cry on. He is also a hopeless romantic and knows how to treat a lady.
This prince has a penchant for women’s accessories and his signature piece is a looped gold necklace. At times, he might pair it with stud earrings.
Kim Jeong Hoon plays the role of Prince Lee Yul.
He even wears his Tiffany & Co. Feathers lariat necklace off screen.
So which one of them is YOUR Prince?
Pics credit: MBC