Tiffany Grace Anderson
, age 6
, was walking in a park near Springfield, Illinois
was watching butterflies playing in the flowers and was quite surprised when a king and
"We're looking for a beautiful young girl to become the new princess of our kingdom," the
"I've always dreamed about being a princess!" said Tiffany
The happy king and queen took Tiffany
back to their castle.
"I wish Marie, Chelsea, and Veronica
could see this place!" Tiffany
said. "It's so big
you could have the whole kingdom over for a party."
"What an excellent idea!" said the Queen.
Soon, the entire castle was busy with preparations for a fancy ball to welcome their new
The royal dressmakers created a beautiful gown just for Tiffany
. When she tried it on,
could hardly believe her eyes.
"In this dress I really do look like a princess," she said.
All eyes were on Tiffany
as she made a grand entrance into the ballroom.
"Ladies and gentleman, I am proud to introduce Princess Tiffany Grace Anderson
Cheers from the crowd filled her heart with joy. Being a princess was even more
wonderful than she had ever imagined.
In her glittering ball gown, Tiffany
was the center of attention all night long. Everyone
wanted to meet the new princess and share a dance with her.
is the most beautiful princess in any kingdom," they all agreed. By the end of
the night, Tiffany
had made a lot of new friends.
awoke the next morning, the weather was warm and sunny.
"You should go to the beach and have fun with your new friends," the queen said.
"That sounds great!" Tiffany
replied. She spent the whole day at the beach swimming
and playing in the sand with her new friends.
returned from the beach, the queen had a surprise for her.
"Tonight the royal dancers will perform a ballet at the castle," she said. "And they want
you to dance with them!"
That night, Tiffany
was nervous but excited as the dancers began the ballet.
Soon, it was time for Tiffany
to join the ballet. She took a deep breath and stepped out
onto the stage.
heard the beautiful music playing and saw the smiling ballerinas all around her.
She forgot how nervous she was and danced more gracefully than she had ever danced
in her life.
met the king and queen for tea the next day. She was still tingling with
excitement from the standing ovation she received at the ballet.
"You are the finest princess we could ever wish for, Tiffany
," said the queen.
"We hope you will stay with us for a very long time," the king said.
"But I miss Marie, Chelsea, and Veronica
"Then you must return to them," replied the king. After all, you are their princess, too."
"We'll miss you," the queen said as she waved goodbye.
The royal carriage took Tiffany
home to Springfield, Illinois
, but she knew she would
be back to visit again very soon.