GWvsJohn wrote:Sylvia self-identifies as Royal. Stanley does not. Stanley is explicitly non-Royal.
Stanley is an Overlord and a Toolist, the leader of the most powerful counter-royal side, so naturally he wouldn't self-identify as Royal, but I expect his feelings about royalty in Book 2 are quite different from what they were when he was serving under Saline IV. It's not clear how Stanley would have self-identified back then. Don't forget that by the time we see Sylvia self-identifying she's actually self-identifying as former
Royal, meaning that people who self-identify as Royal can stop self-identifying as Royal.
Of course in Sylvia's case the thing that caused her to stop self-identifying as Royal was croaking, which is more extreme than anything that happened to Stanley, but we also know that Sylvia started as mere stabber, and not just any stabber, but one of those stabbers that Queen Bea would have croak rather than spend juice upon.
From Book 2, Page 86
"Queen Bea was mad enough at all the fuss over a Level 1 stabber."
So I think we can rule out Sylvia being a princess, since she's clearly not Bea's daughter. It also seems unlikely that Sylvia is any sort of nobility, especially since nobility doesn't usually get called royalty in Stupidworld.