|Homeland||Kingdom of Galdiz (formerly)|
Kingdom of Enchancia
|Friends||Princess Elena, Princess Isabel, Francisco, Luisa, Armando, Chancellor Esteban, Mateo|
|Family||Princess Sofia (daughter)|
King Roland II (husband)
Princess Amber (stepdaughter)
Prince James (stepson)
Aunt Tilly (sister-in-law)
King Roland I (father-in-law)
Grand Mum (mother-in-law)
|Enemies||Princess Ivy, Shuriki|
|First Appeared||Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess|
Queen Miranda is a character in the movie Sofia the First : Once Upon a Princess. She becomes Queen of Enchancia after the marriage with King Roland II and she is the biological mother of Sofia.
Born into humble beginnings, Miranda Cordova Balthazar Winslow was originally a shoemaker and a seamstress in Galdiz. Her first husband was Birk Balthazar, a sailor from Freezenburg. They moved to Enchancia and had Sofia there.
eight years later, she was called to fit King Roland II for a new pair of shoes. When they met, it was love at first sight. Roland proposed and they were married, making Miranda the new Queen of Enchancia, and Sofia its second princess. They moved from their shoe shop to the castle, where they were given a grand welcome. Miranda greeted her new stepchildren, the Royal Twins, Princess Amber and Prince James, giving them embroidered patches of the Royal Family Crest she'd sewed, and expressed a hope of being a good and loving stepmother rather than the stereotypical wicked type.
Miranda often encourages Sofia whenever she feels she won't measure up to being a princess. She assures Sofia that no matter what, she is proud of her and encourages her to always try and do her best. She also encourages Sofia to be open with her, which isn't easy due to Sofia keeping the amulet a secret, as she doesn't want Miranda to take it wrong. Once Elena revealed the truth about the amulet, Miranda and Sofia grew closer. After that, Miranda became more lenient of Sofia's needs, helping give Cedric a second chance so that he could continue helping Sofia.
Miranda is a beautiful woman, she deeply loves her daughter Sofia, and was happy to become a new mother for James and Amber, to whom she hopes to be the opposite of the wicked stepmother cliché, and she truly loves her husband, King Roland.
Miranda is encouraging and supportive of Sofia, always there to lift her spirits when she's feeling down or nervous concerning the expectations she has to meet as a princess. She gives her motherly advice concerning whatever Sofia is striving to accomplish and she's always proud of her. She also taught Sofia the importance of keeping one's promises.
Role in the Series
Miranda first appeared with her daughter Sofia as the shoemakers in Dunwiddie Village. They were summoned to the castle to deliver a pair of slippers to King Roland II. It was love at first sight for Roland and Miranda, and they soon marry, making Miranda the new Queen of Enchancia and Matriarch of the Royal Family. When she and Sofia arrive at Enchancia Castle, she accepts Amber and James as her new children immediately. She is delighted when her husband tells Sofia she will have a Royal Ball in honor of her Royal Debut. Later, Sofia comes to her and tells her she feels that she is not ready for Royal Life. Suddenly, Roland comes in and gives her a lovely amulet. After Sofia accepts the gift, Miranda tells her everything's going to be just fine.
For the next few days, Miranda notices a change in Sofia as she becomes more quiet and introverted. Miranda decides that the cause of her daughter's increasingly odd and secretive behavior is that she needs to see some familiar faces so on the day before her Royal Debut Ball she invites Sofia's village friends Ruby and Jade to the castle. At the Ball, Miranda becomes one of the many victims of the sleeping spell that teaches Sofia not to mess with magic. When she wakes back up, she dances with her son and then her whole family.
As the new Queen of Enchancia, Miranda is a major character in the series. Miranda mostly acts as a guide for Sofia to learn how to be a real Princess and gives her advice that helps her find her way in the form of pep talks that encourage her to succeed when she begins to doubt herself and bring her to her senses when her letting Amber tow her around leads her astray.
As revealed in "A Royal Mess" and "The Littlest Princess", Miranda shares her husband's dislike for secrecy and has better detective skills than Roland. After having Amber playing the harp and showing her tiaras, Roland finally takes her to the Throne Room to show her the window he made for her only to find it destroyed. When Sofia comes forward and says she did it by playing ball in the castle, Miranda is shocked due to knowing that it's contrary to Sofia's character. Later at the Circus, she notices that James is not enjoying the show and he tells her what really happened: He was the one who broke the window by playing ball in the castle and that Sofia took the blame for him. This enables Miranda to realize that Amber was playing the harp and showing her tiaras to keep her and Roland from seeing the window and takes the twins home. Afterward, she scolds Amber and James for trying to hide the window, telling them "When one of you makes a mistake you need to tell us or the problem will get worse," and Sofia for the lie she told telling her "Families need to be honest and not keep secrets from each other." On Gifting Day, when Miranda finds tiny footprints in the castle after strange things start happening she instantly realizes that Sofia brought her Wee Sprite friends into the castle despite telling her not to and goes looking for her. When Miranda finds her daughter, Sofia is at Wee Sprite size to her shock. After Sofia explains that she's been cursed, Miranda comes up with a plan to get the Sprites out. When Sofia questions the plan, Miranda sternly tells her daughter "Sofia! You didn't listen to me yesterday and look what happened. This time you have to listen." After the Sprites leave, Sofia's mini curse breaks to Miranda's relief.
Miranda is shown many times throughout the series to care for Sofia to the point where she can sense when something is wrong with her and know when what she is saying is the truth. This also enables her to see through Sofia's attempts to give an answer with a non answer and get the truth out of her. She always encourages Sofia to be proud of who she is no matter what anyone else thinks. She also discourages Sofia from wanting to be around people she cannot be herself around. It is also shown that she can clear up any misunderstandings between Sofia and her family and remind her that they are truly a family.
After the events of Elena and the Secret of Avalor, Miranda is determined to spend quality time with her family in the hopes of reconnecting them with each other, as shown in "Royal Vacation." In "Day of the Sorcerers," after Cedric tries to take over the kingdom, she tells Sofia that not everyone is as good as they seem. But when Cedric redeems himself, she convinces Roland to give him a second chance.
Miranda and Roland are trying to decide where to take their kids for their summer vacation. When the Royal Twins come to them, they still have not picked a place out since Roland wants to go to a kingdom they have not been to before to open trade links with during their vacation. Suddenly, Sofia comes up to them and tells them they should go to the Kingdom of Avalor. When Sofia tells her how it's perfect for all of them, Miranda agrees. Unbeknownst to Miranda, Sofia has a ulterior motive for going to Avalor. When they arrive in Avalor, they meet up with Queen Shuriki and Chancellor Esteban. Miranda and Roland both tell Shuriki about Enchancia, unaware this is making Shuriki contemplate invading Enchancia. Shuriki has just signed the trade deal with Enchancia when a girl Shuriki identifies as Princess Elena comes in and informs the Royal Family of Enchancia that Shuriki invaded Avalor and overthrew the Royal Family of Avalor, her family. Miranda asks Shuriki if that's true and Shuriki orders her guards to seize the Royal Family of Enchancia and reaches into her pocket. Elena hold up a wand asking "Looking for this?" When Shuriki deduces that Sofia took it from her, a shocked Miranda asks "Sofia's involved in this?!" which Elena confirms, stating that Sofia freed her from her Amulet so she could free Avalor from Shuriki. After Elena's attempt to defeat Shuriki fails and she escapes with the support of Skylar the Jaquin, Shuriki orders Miranda and her family imprisoned. When Sofia shows up to break them out, Miranda angrily tells her daughter she has a lot of explaining to do. After they get out, Elena tells them everything, and Miranda scolds Sofia for not telling them what was going on, but forgives her when Roland is willing to forgive Sofia for her heroism with helping Elena reclaim Avalor from Shuriki. They then help Elena free her family and then her Kingdom, with Miranda riding on a Jaquin as Roland scares off Shuriki's guards, then joining Roland, Elena, Elena's grandparents, Sofia, Mateo, and the Avalor citizens with confronting Shuriki before Elena destroys Shuriki's wand and reclaims her throne, with Miranda and her family celebrating Elena getting her kingdom back.
Miranda truly loves her husband and always supports his decisions. As revealed in "Her Royal Spyness," she has a hard time deciding what to get him for his birthday because he's the king.
Miranda accepted Amber and James as her new son and daughter instantly and goes out of her way to help them bond with Sofia.
Miranda and Sofia have a very loving relationship. Sofia loves Miranda "more than anyone," but has some strain with her as well. She dislikes Miranda allowing her step-siblings to upstage her in "Mom's The Word," and they became more distant thanks to Miranda focusing more on her new family and Sofia on her own path. Miranda also can disagree with her around magic, as she is wary of magical creatures and taught Sofia to control her powers by thinking "sunny thoughts." This brought Sofia to keep her friendship with Lucinda a secret. Like the rest of the Royal Family, Miranda doesn't like Sofia's secrecy or when she tries to do things by herself. The two became close again once Sofia's secrets were revealed, and Miranda gave Sofia more freedom.
Miranda is shown to care about Sofia's friends Ruby and Jade as much as Sofia does. When a rift comes between them and Sofia, Miranda always helps her patch things up.
Miranda encouraged Sofia to befriend Princess Vivian, even when other girls wouldn't. This led to Sofia making her first princess friend. Later, when Vivian was being controlled by Baron von Rocha, Miranda told Sofia to give her a second chance.
Like Jade, Miranda had a rough start with Lucinda. This is because her mother kept hexing her and her family. Later, she told Lucinda "Don't even think about hexing my family again!" She was shocked when Sofia revealed she was friends with her, and was hurt that Sofia never told her this. But once Lucinda revealed she was a good witch, Miranda let Sofia and Lucinda stay friends.
- Miranda taught Sofia how to sew and cook ever since Sofia was small.
- Despite marrying a sailor, Miranda did not know how to sail until "Her Royal Spyness."