Ways to celebrate diversity, difference and develop – part 3 – kings and queens

article-2565452-19aeaaaa000005dc-7_306x423Middle child swept my hair over one shoulder, on the way to our car seats and seat-belts, and pronounced, “That’s better, you look more like Elsa now.”

Cinderella, Elsa, and other princesses can capture the fantasies of our young.
The sparkling crown, the jewels, the long gowns, worn with tippy-toe shoes and sweeping capes. Regal slendour. A symbol of abundance.

Kings and Queens litter rhymes and tales.
Wasn’t that a dainty dish to set before the Queen.
All the King’s horses.
I’ve been up to London to visit the Queen.
Sleeping beauty.
Rapunzel.
The frog prince.
The princess and the pea.

The helpfulness of the archetype to make us feel like we belong to a logical system.
The King and Queen symbolising, law and order, a leadership, something capable and strong. A ‘place’ we can forgo control. If you want some deeper reading i googled upon this. But probably Joseph Campbell would have some extra-specially juicy stuff on it.

I realised with all this talk of Princesses Elsa and Anna, i had a royal opportunity (ooh) to delight in some crown-cladden-crowns from around the globe.

Like to show your children this palette of Kings some Queens, Princes and Princesses too?


Bit of a game to see whether you can list all the countries these noble men and women come from.

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