It’s rare that I post a photo on Facebook that gets more than 100 “Likes.” But this one did. That face, that smiling face in a sea of caps, is my daughter, graduating Asheville High School with the Class of 2013.
What parent would not be proud? And what father does not call his daughter a princess? What makes my daughter different, however, is that I have proof.
Since this past Thursday, when my princess graduated, through next Thursday, my world has been — and will be — full of princesses.
Yesterday, nearly all of Sweden tuned in to watch a beautiful ceremony as Princess Madeleine married a US-British financier in Stockholm.
Monday, I leave for London to watch a near-princess, Kate Middleton (a duchess, in fact), christen a princess, the Royal Princess. The latter, as you well know, is a 3,600-passenger new-generation ship for Princess Cruises.
Among the special features found on board is a dramatic multi-story atrium serving as the social hub of the ship offering a host of dining and entertainment options; an over-water SeaWalk, a top-deck glass-bottomed walkway extending 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship; plush private poolside cabanas that appear to be floating on water; the new Princess Live! television studio; the largest pastry shop at sea; a special Chef’s Table Lumiere, a private dining experience that surrounds diners in a curtain of light; and balconies on all outside staterooms.
I’ll begin reporting about the Royal Princess from Southampton as soon as I step on board, which will be Tuesday afternoon. In the meantime, check out these posts: