The women of Love's Labour's Lost are light-years ahead of the men. They seem older and more sophisticated. The play ends with each man running after the woman he loves, and each woman saying, "Come back in a year. No need to rush this. Time will tell." Led by the graceful, almost stoic Princess of France, the women present a feminine front that is unified, classy, and smart.
The Princess represents the measured, practical monarch Shakespeare might have seen in Queen Elizabeth.
Shakespeare gave Love's Labour's Lost a surprisingly feminist ending.