Pageant day finally arrived. I was so excited to see the floats arrive on South Terrace.
It was early and I could already see people starting to arrive to set up their picnic rugs behind the blue honour line. I could hear the carols playing through the streets, I started to get even more excited!
As we all started to get ready in the morning my whole body was buzzing with energy I wanted to jump, sing, dance and do cartwheels all at the same time! Watching everybody transform into Clowns, Christmas trees, pirates, fairies and everything else that little kids dreams are made of was magical. Even though it was super early no one was complaining, there were smiles all around as we got into costume and make up. I truly felt like a princess in my gown and make up!
When we hit South Terrace the magic continued, parents and their kids stopping us in the streets for photos as myself and the other princesses skipped along to the tunes of the different floats and the carols being played.
And then the count-down began, it was pageant time and it was all smiles all along the way. I couldn’t get the smile off my face as we passed the crowd, it was truly memorable.
Father Christmas Oh My!!! Father Christmas I don’t remember being so excited to see him before in my life even when I was a child I just wanted to give him a great big hug!
Pageant day was amazing everything I expected and more.
After the parade, the Royal Family made their way down to the Women’s and Children’s hospital to see the children who couldn’t make to the pageant. I couldn’t wait to get there. Some of the children were shocked, some were surprised but most were in awe when they saw the Royal entourage visiting their ward. I hope next year I get a chance to go back to visit the kids in hospital after next year’s pageant to see their beautiful smiling faces.
The best part of being a Princess was that I got to share this magical, once in a lifetime opportunity, with my fellow Royal Family and we have become a little family of our own, not wanting this experience to end.
^ Princess Rosie