Being 2012's Fairy Princess means a lot to Princess Frances. "My grandparents took my mom, her two brothers and two sisters to see the Fairy Princess
when she was still at Kline's Department Store," Frances says. "My mom could not believe that after all of those years of seeing the Fairy Princess, I was actually going to be one." This is the 25th year of the Princess granting wishes and taking photos with children at the Kansas City Museum (3218 Gladstone Boulevard, 816-483-8300). It's $8 per person to visit Her Royal Highness in her big white gown (and get a complimentary photo) from noon to 4 p.m. (or Saturday, December 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m). See kansascitymuseum.org
for more information.