Training camp for princesses?
We here at the Royal Wedding Watch know a thing or two about hopes of meeting British royalty -- but we think Princess Prep camp is a bit much.
The woman behind the venture, Jerramy Fine, first hit our radar screen in 2008, when we read this New York Daily News article on the American who'd written a book about how she hoped to meet, and marry, the queen's oldest grandson, Peter Phillips. Fine did actually meet Phillips (the article didn't specify when, but he married Canadian Autumn Kelly that May) and a few other royals.
Now, apparently still living in London, Fine has crafted a week-long summer training session for 8-to-11-year-old aspiring princesses. According to the Daily Mail, "the girls will undergo daily etiquette lessons, take a walking tour of the royal wedding route, have tea at Kensington Palace, as well as visiting Hampton Court, the crown jewels, and Buckingham Palace."
Fine tells the paper that the girls will also do volunteer work with a royal charity because "'It's important for them to know that as well as wearing great dresses and going to great parties, princesses also work very hard.'"
"'They will be taught about a lot of the charity work the royal family has done -- in particular, Princess Diana.'"
The cost? A mere 3,995 pounds per child -- Google tells us that's $6148.31 -- plus flights.
We admire those who make a profit from their interest in all things royal. We also think the Daily Mail got it right when it said Fine has long been obsessed.
| December 22, 2010; 2:25 PM ET
Categories: Kate Middleton, Monarchy | Tags: Autumn Brewington
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