If you look closely at this picture, you will see that the book Belle’s Mother is holding is titled La Belle au Bois Dormant, or in its English title Sleeping Beauty. On the back of the book is the crown of Princess Aurora, or Sleeping Beauty. This is the book Belle is most likely referencing when she is talking to the bookshop seller. Far off places, a fairytale kingdom; daring sword fights, Prince Philip and Maleficent; magic spells, the fairies’ and Maleficent’s magic; and a prince in disguise, Prince Philip is dressed as a peasant when he meets Briar Rose. Everything fits!
I imagine Belle was so happy to befriend the beloved princess in her favorite story!
here’s where she meets prince charming
but she won’t discover that it’s him ‘till chapter 3