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How to carry yourself like a Prince (Camelot)

Elegance, confidence, and a regal demeanor. Here are some tips to help you achieve this gentlemanly ideals.

By Raja Izz

Photo: Janetira Attaskulchai and Danial Deen Isa-Kalebic (credit: Chic Planner) 

Don't let it be forgot
That once there was a spot ...
For one brief shining moment called Camelot ...

It was in an interview with Life Magazine two weeks after JFK's death in Nov 1963. Jackie Kennedy said, "There'll be great presidents again, but there'll never be another Camelot again."

Yes, Camelot, like King Arthur's mythical land, the concept is so powerful that 60 years later, say the word and this is all most of us see, as if there'd been no dark side. What we think of now as Camelot is similar with a gentlemanly ideals - someone who exhibit elegance & class - or a prince-type figure.

But what is prince-type figure?

A prince-type figure is someone who exudes an air of sophistication, grace, and refinement. They have a certain aura of mystery or intrigue, and they often command attention wherever they go.

Here are some tips to help you achieve this, together with a role-model who embodied these traits:

H.R.H. Tunku Panglima Johor Tunku Abdul Rahman Hassanal Jefri

1. Cultivate self-confidence

Develop a strong sense of self-assurance by believing in your abilities and qualities. Embrace your uniqueness and recognize your worth.

Role Model: H.R.H. Tunku Panglima Johor Tunku Abdul Rahman Hassanal Jefri

2. Perfect your posture and body language

Stand tall with your shoulders relaxed, head held high, and back straight. Move with purpose and grace, taking slow, deliberate steps. Avoid slouching or fidgeting.

Role Model: Daniel Deen Isa Kalebic

Danial Deen Isa Kalebic

3. Dress elegantly

Pay attention to your attire and choose clothing that exudes sophistication and refinement. Opt for well-tailored, classic pieces that flatter your body shape. Accessorize appropriately. Do not wear more than one accessory on your both wrists (it makes you look like you are trying too hard), and pay attention to grooming and personal hygiene.

Role Model: Richard Madden

Richard Madden/Getty

4. Use an eloquent vocabulary

Speak with clarity, precision, and confidence. Expand your vocabulary by reading extensively and practice your diction to develop a refined way of expression.

Role Model: President John F. Kennedy

5. Practice proper etiquette

Learn and follow the social protocols and norms associated with formal occasions and interactions. Be polite, considerate, and gracious in your interactions with others.

Role Model: Y.M. Tunku Mohamed Alauddin Tunku Naquiyuddin

6. Display poise and composure Remain calm and collected even in challenging situations. Manage your emotions and avoid behaving impulsively or becoming easily flustered. Maintain a serene and composed demeanor.

Role Model: H.R.H Prince Abdul Mateen

7. Be well-informed and knowledgeable

Stay updated with current affairs, art, culture, and other topics of interest. Display intellectual curiosity and engage in meaningful conversations.

Role Model: H.R.H. Tunku Zain Al-Abidin

8. Show kindness and empathy

Treat others with respect and kindness, regardless of their social standing. Show empathy and compassion towards others, and be generous with your time and resources whenever possible.

Role Model: H.R.H. Prince William

9. Graceful Gestures and Movements

Pay attention to your gestures and movements. Use controlled and deliberate movements that reflect confidence and poise. Avoid abrupt or overly casual actions.

Role Model: Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

10. Embrace Challenges and Growth

Be open to learning and personal growth. A prince-type figure is not stagnant but constantly seeks self-improvement and refinement.

Role Model: Y.M. Raja Idris Iskandar Shah

Remember, carrying yourself like a prince-type figure isn't about arrogance or entitlement but about embodying grace, elegance, and class, towards becoming the best version of yourself.

Stay classy, gents.


A recipient of "Gentlemen Style of the Year 2019" by Malaysia Fashion Week, GC Co-Founder Raja is on continuous quest to capture the best of men's elegance, refinement, and sophistication, in Malaysia, and around the world. Raja regularly contributes to GC, which has been listed by Feedspot as the 10 world's best men's magazine to follow in 2023, and achieved "Position Zero" (the "Position Zero" ranks higher than the 1st position in Google search result) by Google for various gentlemanly topics.

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