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It simply isn't done!
―Prudence's reaction to Cinderella trying to change the ways in the castle[src]

Prudence is a minor character in Cinderella II and III, the two sequels to the animated feature film Cinderella.



Prudence is serious, determined, sharp and snobbish but ultimately understanding.

Physical appearance

Prudence is a tall and slender woman with fair skin, narrow face, pointed chin, pink lips, brown hair in a bun and blue eyes. In the third movie, she has black eyes and slightly tanned skin and wears teal.


Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

Prudence is a major character in the first story of the movie. Prudence was tasked by the King to teach Cinderella how to act like a proper princess while he and Prince Charming were away. When she attempted to wake Cinderella, she was instead greeted by her pet dog Bruno. She searched the castle, eventually finding Cinderella in the kitchen, dressed like a servant, making her own breakfast. Taken aback, she soon introduced herself as well as Cinderella's other ladies-in-waiting, Beatrice and Daphne.

She then spent the entire day trying to teach Cinderella how to act like a princess while planning the royal banquet. Many of the traditions didn't make sense, especially the choice of napkin colors. After being unable to do things the way Prudence instructed, Cinderella decided to do things her own way, leaving Prudence constantly saying "It simply isn't done!"; Jaq made fun of her, singing it as he danced with Gus. She eventually asserted to Prudence that she knew her changes were big, but that she had to try doing things her own way. Prudence could only remark that she hoped Cinderella knew what she was doing.

Come the evening of the royal banquet, Prudence was shocked but relieved to find the King liked the changes Cinderella had made. When she received the thanks, Prudence corrected the King, telling him Cinderella was the one to thank. She then had no further problems with Cinderella, as she was now confident enough to trust her judgment over the outdated traditions.

Although Prudence is absent in the other two stories, she does make a cameo appearance at the end of the film when Daphne faints onto her and subsequently drops a pie on Pom-Pom.

Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

Prudence returns to a smaller role as a minor antagonist than in the second film. When Lady Tremaine reversed time in A Twist in Time, Prudence and Cinderella met for the first time in this timeline when Cinderella claimed to be a royal mouse-catcher in order to sneak into the palace. Initially doubting Cinderella due to no mice ever spotted in the palace, she's proven wrong when Jaq and Gus invade the kitchen. In the process, she is knocked unconscious by a palace cook after attempting to rid the mice herself. Later on, Prudence takes Cinderella to the cellar, ordering her to clear the room (and every other room to follow) of potential rodents before the wedding. She does not appear again throughout the remainder of the film.


The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Prudence.


  • Her name is a pun based on her behavior.
  • She is shown to be fond of prunes.
  • In French, her name means Caution.
  • In A Twist in Time, Prudence claims she had been working at the palace for thirty years despite not looking overtly old in appearance.

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Films: Cinderella (video/soundtrack) • Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (video) • Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (video/soundtrack) • Cinderella (2015 film) (video/soundtrack)

Shows: A Poem Is...Chibi Tiny Tales
Video Games: Disney Princess (video game)Cinderella's DollhouseCinderella: Magical DreamsDisney Princess: Enchanted JourneyKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepDisney InfinityDisney Princess: My Fairytale AdventureDisney Magical WorldCinderella Free FallDisney Emoji Blitz
Books: Royal WeddingsDisney Princess Beginnings
Cancelled projects: Cinderella Stories
Albums: The Lost Chords: Cinderella

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Entertainment: Cinderella's Surprise CelebrationCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceDisney's BelieveDisney Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDream Along with MickeyFantasmic!Mickey and the MagicianMickey and the Wondrous BookMickey's Gift of DreamsMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Magical Music WorldOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Royal Princess Music CelebrationThe Starlit Princess WaltzTwice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story
Restaurants: Cinderella's Royal Table
Shops: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Parades: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's FantillusionDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney's Party ExpressDisney Carnivale ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Festival of Fantasy ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Magic HappensMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Soundsational ParadePaint The Night ParadeSpectroMagicThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeVillains Cursed CaravanNightfall Glow • Minnie's Tiara of Dreams
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Christmas: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeCinderella's Holiday WishDisney Winter Magic CavalcadeRoyal Christmas Wishes

Original: CinderellaJaq and GusPerla and SuzyMiceBirdsPrince CharmingFairy GodmotherBrunoMajorCinderella's FatherLady TremaineAnastasia TremaineDrizella TremaineLuciferThe KingThe Grand DukeHeraldMaryRoyal Guards

Sequels: Pom-PomPrudenceBeatrice and DaphneCountess Le GrandeThe BakerFlower VendorThe Queen
Remake: Cinderella's MotherLizard FootmenMr. GooseCaptainTown CrierSir Francis Tremaine
Deleted: JabberProfessor LeFoofSpink

Cinderella's CastleCinderella's ChâteauVillageKing's Castle
Glass SlipperPumpkinPumpkin CoachMagic WandCinderella's Dress
Films: CinderellaA Dream is a Wish Your Heart MakesSing, Sweet NightingaleWork Song (Cinderelly, Cinderelly)Bibbidi-Bobbidi-BooSo This is LovePut It TogetherFollow Your HeartThe World Is Looking Up to YouIt's What's Inside That CountsPerfectly PerfectMore Than a DreamI DoAt the BallI Still BelieveLavender's BlueStrong

Deleted: Dancing on a CloudThe Cinderella Work SongThe Face That I See in the NightThe Dress That My Mother WoreSing a Little, Dream a LittleI'm in the Middle of a MuddleThe Mouse SongI Lost My Heart At the Ball
Twice Charmed: All Because of a ShoeIt's Never Too LateIn a MomentBelieve in Me
Miscellaneous: The Art of Dressing Well

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