Well Excuse Me Princess is a sarcastic phrase used to mock someone who behaves arrogantly or condescendingly.
It is often used as a response to someone who believes they are superior or entitled, dismissing their attitude in a humorous manner. This phrase implies that the speaker finds the person’s behavior unimpressive or unwarranted. The expression can be frequently encountered in forum discussions, as well as image macro and reaction GIF memes.
The image macro and reaction GIF mostly depicts Link from “The Legend of Zelda” animated series, exclaiming “Well Excuse Me Princess” to Princess Zelda.
The phrase comes from the thirteen-episode “The Legend of Zelda” animated series, which ran between September 8th, 1989 to December 1st, 1989.
In every episode, Link says his catchphrase, after Princess Zelda’s complaints and grumbles, which resonated with viewers of the series.
Fans of the show adopted the phrase, similar to It Is Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This!, turning it into yet another sensation of popular culture and internet lingo.
From 2004, there have been 9 YTMNDs created around the topic, signaling an early rise in the meme’s popularity.
On YouTube several out of context clips also revolved around “Well Excuse Me Princess” and there have been several compilations made as well.
“Well Excuse Me Princess” inspired countless YouTubePoop videos, similar to The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!