Chadwick by Night
The Vampire who has enough power to hold domain over a city, codify the laws for that city, and keep the peace. Such a position is typically held by an elder, for who but an elder has the necessary personal charisma and power to take and hold domain in a metropolis? The title "prince" is simply just a title given to formalize a role, whether that role is held by a man or a woman. There are no dynasties of vampires holding their cities for centuries on end, no hereditary ascensions. Sometimes a prince may be called by title native to the land he rules, such as "baron," "sultan," "count," or even the less formal title of "boss." The Prince is the "leader" of the Camarilla within a given city, as the city is his or her domain. The Prince is the ultimate authority of the traditions, the final judge between kindred disputes, and the keeper of the peace.