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How old is Princess Peach?

The answer isn't so clear.

Princess Peach is wearing her signature pink dress.
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Nintendo has some iconic characters throughout its roster and one of the oldest, and most beloved, is Princess Peach. She is a regal princess who is unashamed of her femininity and serves as the head of state of Mushroom Kingdom. In short, she’s a total girl boss.

Her first appearance was in 1985’s Super Mario Bros, although then she was known as “Princess Toadstool”. Here, she was captured by Bowser, and Mario came to her rescue. However, it was clear from the get-go that she wasn’t just some damsel in distress, as she was the only one who could break the curse that was hanging over Mushroom Kingdom at the time.

Despite appearing in more than 60 Mario titles, a lot about Peach is a mystery. In most cases, we’re simply told that she is a princess who has been kidnapped and tasked with taking on Bowser and his goons to rescue her.

One of the big questions fans have had about the princess is exactly how old she is. While it isn’t commonly broadcast in the franchise, there is some indication of how old Peach may be.

Princess Peach’s age, explained

Princess Peach is reaching up.
Image via Nintendo of America/YouTube.

According to the information available on the net, Peach is believed to have been 15 years old during her first appearance in the Mario franchise, however, in more modern appearances she is depicted to be in her mid-20s, likely around 25.

In The Super Mario Bros. Movie, it isn’t clear exactly how old they intended Peach to be, however, it does seem like she is at least in her 20s.

When Peach’s age was first being speculated about, it raised some serious eyebrows in the gaming community given the age of her rescuer Mario. He is depicted to be in his mid-20s, according to creator Shigeru Miyamoto. Many are unclear as to whether that is his actual age. Suspicions were heightened further because of Mario’s elderly appearance, and the fact that he’s been referred to in the past as an “old dude” by Miyamoto.

Putting all that aside, it is likely that Princess Peach is now in her mid-20s, though given the history of Nintendo withholding specific details of their iconic characters, we may never know for sure.

Ryan Galloway
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