Why do the courtiers call the prince ‘the Happy Prince’? Is he really happy? What does he see all around him?
The courtiers called the prince 'the Happy Prince' because when he was alive, he was always happy. He did not know what tears were. He lived in a palace where sorrow was not allowed to enter. He never got a chance to saw the misery and the suffering of the poor and unprivileged people on the other side of the boundary.