Fairy tale as Lea-Rose is crowned princess for a day at Hever Castle

Pam Mills

A LITTLE girl saw her dream come true when she spent the day as a princess at Hever Castle with the Make A Wish Foundation.

Lea-Rose Officer-Hamilton has returned to school after four rounds of chemotherapy for stage three non-Hodgkin lymphoma last year. At one point, the seven year old had to spend nine weeks in hospital.

Lea-Rose loves Disney princesses, so her family applied for her to become a princess through the Make a Wish Foundation, which fulfils ‘life-changing wishes’ for children with critical illness.

They enjoyed a horse and carriage ride around the grounds of Anne Boleyn’s childhood home before meeting Disney’s ‘Ariel’ – played by Grace Liston from Melody’s Princess Parties – to play games and learn about becoming a princess.

Lea-Rose, from Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland, had her own throne in the spectacular dining hall and enjoyed a feast of chicken wraps, princess shoe biscuits and ice cream cupcakes.

Her mum, Amy, 24, said: “She thinks she is a princess and wanted to be a princess for the day. For me, it’s good to see a smile on her face, for her to get that experience.”

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