So, because I am unabashedly a dork, I took copious notes about my little royal family (and I created a royal family in the first place, so…) and now I want to introduce them to you! For the purpose of fluidity, I’m glossing over the creation of this monarchy–it began as simply Queen Lacey, King Reginald, and their son and heir, Prince Phillip (who was a child). They had lots of babies, but the first update will begin with Prince Phillip as a teenager and the last of the King and Queen’s royal brood being born.
Artistic Queen Lacey is pregnant for the final time and ambitious King Reginald would like another boy, but is also fine with another girl to even out the ranks. The quiet one of the family, bookish Princess Macy is nearly a teenager, and evil little Prince Gabriel…we don’t know how he’ll turn out yet.
Then there’s the heir and next King, Prince Phillip! He has just become a teenager, and is beginning to think of his future, and who will preside over the kingdom with him.
Although the newly grown prince is single, there was an informal plan between the families that Prince Phillip and honey-haired Lady Jeanette Whitely would marry someday. Now a teen, Prince Phillip takes Lady Jeanette out on their first date. Things go okay, but Lady Jeanette is a genius, and she’s more than a little eccentric.
While taking an evening stroll through the park, they meet an acquaintance of Lady Jeanette’s, Lady Selina Covington.
Prince Phillip’s head is turned.
Upon realizing her date is paying more attention to Selina than to her, Jeanette says goodbye to her friend and tries to get Phillip’s attention back. When he asks her if Selina is seeing anyone, Jeanette panics.
“I think so,” Jeanette says, uncertainly.
“She seemed nice.”
“Yeah…she likes the bad boys though,” she says, laughing uncertainly.
He sounds more interested than she’s comfortable with, so she quickly adds, “Yeah, she lost her virginity to a pirate. Several pirates! A whole…mess of pirates, I think.”
She nods earnestly.
But the prince is intrigued.
Prince Phillip pays Lady Selina a visit at her family home, where they play a game of chess while they get to know each other. He learns that Selina’s favorite food is grilled cheese, which he finds adorably pedestrian, and the more she talks, the more adorable he finds her.
“Have you ever dated a pirate?” he asks suddenly.
“What?” she asks, understandably baffled.
“Nothing, never mind.”
“I’ve never dated anyone,” she says, laughing softly and meeting his gaze.
He’s won over.
In fact, before he even leaves, the bold young prince gives Selina her first kiss!!
They begin going on dates so that Phillip can determine whether or not she will make a good future queen, and before long, he’s so smitten that he doesn’t even care that her background check isn’t–strictly speaking–sparkling.
“I brought you to our favorite bistro because I have something important to ask you… could you put the phone down?” he requests.
“Did you not hear me?” she replies, still tapping away.
“No, I did. I’m obviously proud of you for beating this level of Candy Crush, but…”
“Got it! Ha! Stupid game, thinking it can best me.” She finally puts the phone down and smiles. “What did you want to talk to me about?”
He asks her to officially be his girlfriend!
“Of course I will!” she enthuses as he nuzzles her neck.
Their relationship progresses nicely, and eventually Phillip even invites her to stay the night at the castle with him so he can give her the grand tour.
Selina loves music, so he shows her around the music room and she’s delighted.
“This is my mother’s art studio, but someday I might turn this into whatever my queen wants it to be…” He punctuates the promise of that statement with a squeeze of her hand.
And speaking of the queen, she goes into labor and gives birth to TWIN daughters!
Princess Regina and Princess Kylie are born!
When Phillip comes to see the babies, his mother asks if he’s given any more thought to reconsidering Jeanette’s suit.
“You would make such adorable babies,” she tells him.
Grimacing, he says, “Mom, I’ve told you that I’m with Selina.”
“Well, sure, now. I’m talking about your future wife.”
“Very likely, so am I,” he replies.
Although Lacey and Selina get along, the queen is not altogether pleased with this news.
Lady Selina, while a lady by all rights, is technically illegitimate. Her mother became pregnant (by Lord Trenton, her husband’s brother) before the wedding, so she is actually the daughter of a second son, not the heir to her family estate. It is also rumored that her legal father, Lord Trevor, the rightful heir, is running a crime syndicate!
It could be his evil trait coming out, or maybe he’s just dazzled by Selina’s loveliness, but Phillip doesn’t care if his future queen might be the maybe-daughter of a major criminal.
The queen can only roll her eyes. “Men.”
And that’s all for the introduction to the Royal family!
I’m sure you will see more from them very soon!