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Monday, December 28, 2015

Be Royal for a Day on January 9th

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a princess?  I know I did when I was younger.  When I was growing up, there was a huge royal wedding in England that took place - Lady Diana Spencer to Prince Charles. It was so popular that people were up at 3 AM (there is a time zone difference) so that they could watch all the proceedings.  The same took place not very long again when Prince William (Charles and Diana's son) married Kate.

I know I'm not the only one interested in royalty.  There are plenty of fictional books and movies on becoming a princess.  The most famous is The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot.  You probably have seen the popular movies with Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews.  (Sidenote:  Meg Cabot just started a new spinoff series of The Princess Diaries called From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess featuring Mia's half sister.)  Oh, and let's not forget about The Tales of a Frog Princess series by E.D. Baker where our heroine princess kissed a frog and suddenly become one herself.  Even Shrek married into royalty when he married Princess Fiona.

If you want to learn about real-life monarchs (and not the butterfly kind), check out our biography section.  We range from current monarchs all the way back to the infamous Cleopatra.  

What I'm trying to say is that people are always curious about royalty.  Did you know that Roselle has it's own royalty?  Yep, it sure does.  Every March, Roselle high school women can have the opportunity to compete in a pageant where they can win a college scholarship and be the Queen of Roselle for one year.  During this time, the Queen gets to ride in the annual Rose Parade float as well as make appears around the town to promote events.  Why, she was just here with Santa for Celebrate the Season.

You are probably wondering why I am talking about queens and princesses.  I'm trying to tell you that
you can have the opportunity to be royalty for a day.  On January 9th from 2-3:30 PM, Roselle's very own Rachel Gebka will be here for the Rose Queen Tea!  It's your opportunity to spend an afternoon with her and be able to create your tiara, play fun games and eat some delicious desserts with her.  She can tell you what it's like to be the Rose Queen of Roselle, your hometown!  Registration for the event begins on December 28th and it's open to anyone in K through 6th grade.  Why not come and spend some time with her.  Pull out your favorite gown and be a "Princess!"  Who knows, maybe becoming royalty will be in your future.

Princess Diaires by Meg Cabot
The Tales of a Frog Princess series
Kings Queens Rulers books

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