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The White Queen
General Information
Gender Female
Age 433
Hair color White
Eye color Brown
Occupation White Queen
Family Lily (daughter)
The Red Queen (sister)
The Red King (brother-in-law)
The Queen of Hearts (paternal cousin)
The King of Hearts (paternal cousin's husband)
Knave of Hearts (the nephew of The King of Hearts) The Headless King (uncle)
The Headless Horseman (cousin)
Friend(s) Alice
The Mad Hatter
The Red Queen
Enemies The Red Queen (Formerly)
Behind The Scenes
First appearance Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
Last appearance Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Portrayed by Anne Hathaway ((2010) and (2016))

The White Queen (Mirana Marmoreal) is a fictional character from the novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll. She is based upon the chess piece of the same name. She is portrayed by Anne Hathaway in the 2010 movie and the 2016 movie, in which she is the sister of The Red Queen.


The White Queen is one of the first characters to be seen in the story. She first appears in the drawing room just beyond the titular looking-glass as an animate chess piece unable to see or hear Alice. The Queen is looking for her daughter Lily; Alice helps this by lifting the White Queen onto the table, leading her to believe she was thrown up by an invisible volcano.

The White Queen's Castle, Marmoreal

When Alice meets the Red Queen and joins the chess game, she takes the place of a white pawn (Lily) who is still too young to play. She does not meet the White Queen as a human-sized character until the fifth square. The White Queen , curiously, lives backwards in time to a degree, due to the fact she lives through the eponymous looking glass. She screams in pain until, rather then because, she pricks her thumb through her brooch, and she tells Alice of the King's messenger who has been imprisoned for a crime he will later be tried for and perhaps (but not definitely) commit in the end. The White Queen also claims to be over a hundred and one years old. When Alice finds this is hard to believe, the Queen responds that in her youth she could believe "six impossible things before breakfast" and counsels her to practice the same skill. The meeting ends oddly, with the Queen seeming to turn into a bespectacled sheepwhositsat a counter as Alice passes into the next square on the board.

Later in Chapter Nine, the White Queen appears with the Red Queen, posing a series of typical/Wonderland/Looking-Glass questions ("Divide a loaf by a knife: what's the answer to that?"), and then celebrating Alice's promotion from pawn to queen. When that celebration goes awry, the White Queen seems to flee from the scene by disappearing into a tureen of soup. Alice proceeds to 'capture' the Red Queen and checkmate the Red King, ending the game.

Other Appearances

  • The White Queen appeared in the Tim Burton's 2010 film, Alice in Wonderland. Her given name in the film is Mirana of Marmoreal. She is stated to be the rightful ruler of Underland, but her eldest sister Iracebeth, The Red Queen, ursurped and claimed the crown as her own. The film makes no reference to a White King, and as such it is likely this version of the White Queen is unmarried and rules alone. It is interesting to note that she is able to complete the potion that allows Alice to shrink by spewing in her own "Wishful Thinking" for the final instillment of the needed ingredient. When she moves, she does so gracefully, giving the illusion that she is perpetually dancing. In Tarrant's flashback, she was at Hightopp village when the Jabberwock burned it down. She was led out of the village, but lost her crown out of confusion. She is later seen when Bayard comes to tell her that Alice is at the Red Queen's castle at Salazen Grum. She forgives him as Alice will also find the Vorpal sword. When Alice goes to Marmoreal on the Bandersnatch, she hands over Mirana the Vorpal sword, which is now with the armor. Since Alice is too big, she makes Pishsalver with disgusting ingredients. After Alice drinks it, she becomes the right size. She is then at the chessboard-like battlefield with her army when she gives Iracebeth one more chance for peace, but she declines. Mirana then set forth her chosen champion Alice to battle the Jabberwocky. After Alice slays the Jabberwock, she reclaims her crown and banishes Iracebeth and the Knave to the Outlands. It is also to note that Alice referenced "six impossible things before breakfast" twice in the film. The six impossible things are:
    • Number 1: There's a potion that can make you shrink (Pishsalver)
    • Number 2: and a cake that can make you grow (Upelkuchen)
    • Number 3: Animals can talk.
    • Number 4: Cats can disappear (The Cheshire Cat)
    • Number 5: There's a place called Wonderland.
    • Number 6: I (Alice) can slay the Jabberwocky.

The White Queen in the film is completely different from the White Queen in the books.

  • In the Wii game based on Tim Burton's movie, the White Queen is hinted to be more powerful than she appears in the movie. As Alice journeys to Marmoreal with her new friends, various characters begin to comment on the White Queen and her dwellings. Mallymkun states that "the Hatter rather likes the White Queen, but she can be as terrifying as her sister when she wants to be." Chessur also comments that he hopes the White Queen isn't cross with him anymore.
  • In the video game American McGee's Alice, the White Queen, like all of her kingdom's citizens, is portrayed as an anthropomorphic chess piece. Alice arrives to rescue her too late only to see the Queen has been executed by a guillotine at the hands of the Red Kingdom. But at the White King's request, a pawn he had issued to Alice is dropped on the proper square, transforming it into a reincarnation of the White Queen, as the rules of Chess dictate.
  • In the novel series "The Looking Glass Wars", she is re-imagined as Queen Genevieve, the mother of Alyss. She was killed by Redd (The Red Queen).
  • In the 1951 movie when the flowers are singing - there is a white flower that resembles the White Queen and it is the same with the red rose that resembles the Red Queen.

Memorable Quotes

Chess pieces


Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Through The Looking-Glass Characters

Alice The Mad Hatter The Red Queen The Red King The Red Knight The White Queen The White King The White Knight The March Hare The Sheep Humpty Dumpty Tweedledum and Tweedledee The Lion and the Unicorn The Bandersnatch Jubjub Bird The Jabberwocky Kitty The Flowers The Aged Man Lily The Monstrous Crow The White Horse The Bread-and-Butterfly The Rocking-Horse-Fly Snap-Dragonfly The Gnat