What could be more magical than a real princess? A real princess AND unicorns, perhaps? No wonder everyone was so excited when Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice visited Grace’s Place on 20th November and we threw a tea party in her honour.
When she arrived, Princess Beatrice spoke to some of the enthusiastic crowd gathered outside and was given a bouquet of flowers by seven-year-old Takoda from Oldham, before being shown around the hospice.
One of the most special moments of Princess Beatrice's visit was when she stayed for the unicorn-themed tea-party and met some of the families who will soon be using Grace's Place - including six-year-old Grace Tinarwo herself, after whom our soon-to-open children's hospice is named.
Her mum, Sarah, said: “We were so excited to meet Princess Beatrice – it means a lot that she came to see us. After all these years, we’re delighted that Grace’s Place is finally going to open. So many families like ours need access to quality children’s hospice care, and it’s going to make a big difference to our lives.”
The fun continued after the Princess’ visit with arts and crafts, cupcake-decorating and stories. It was shame the Princess couldn’t stay longer, but she had her grandparents’ wedding anniversary party to get to!