Once upon a time...(oh wait...not sure if this goes with Hans Christian Anderson....I think that's how the Brothers Grimm put it.) Well anyway There was this prince and he wanted to marry a princess so he searched far and wide and found many with the title of princess but they were all missing something. They weren't REAL princesses. (Obviously just because your dad is king it just didn't autimatically qualify you to be a real princess.) So one night after he had returned home to his castle and had found no princess to marry and was feeling down there was a terrible storm. Suddenly there was violent knocking at the door (or banging, banging would be more apropriate but it dosen't sound as good when your wrighting a fairytale). So upon hearing this the King (of all people) got up to answer the door (I supose his curiosity got the better of him....whoever heard of a king answering the door?). So he swung the door open and there stood a girl soaked to the bone and looking very little like a princess, though she claimed to be one. So of course being such a gentleman he let her come in. The queen however was bound to find out if she was a real princess so she went to prepare a bed for her herself. She placed a pea ( I've also heard of three peas but one is all I read of when I was a child) on the first mattress then she coverd that with twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds. ( I'm quite positive she had help doing this....) So on this bed the princess past the night.
And on the following morning when asked how she slept, the princess told them she had scarcely closed her eyes and had barely any sleep and not only that, but there was somthing hard beneath her twenty matresses and twenty feather beds and that she was all black and blue. So in this the prince was now convinced that she was a REAL princess and afterwards made her his wife (they don't tell you weather he asked her or not). And so the pea was placed in a cabinet of curiositys.
This I believe is the artwork from the book I read when I was a child.....
Or it could be this one because it does seem strangly familiar. It couldn't be both because the styles are so distinclty diferent.....
I don't know what the "singles" has to do with anthing I only know it some kind of depiction fo the Princess and the Pea.
Selena Gomez as the princess.
That looks fairly comfortable....accept I wouldn't want to be the one to hear you scream when you fell of onto the floor and then hit your head or somthing else on that little bird cage.
Oh, bother the pea I'm still tring to decide weather one could get a good nights rest on this particular set up of matresses and such. I'm thinking I would be awake all night thinking I would tumble down at any moment or fall asleep gripping it with all I had.
Maybe it's not but....I think it looks like Princess and the Pea Wedding Photography.
A Barbie Princess and the Pea. They don't make many pretty barbies any more but I really like this one. I wonder what year this is? ( And no that dosen't mean I still paly with Barbie dolls, I don't.)
I take it she's about to climb up to bed but is a bit bewildered??