Here we go with my imagination again, but please bear with me.
Yes, I wanted to be a princess when I was growing up. And yes, Cinderella was my girl. Even my beloved mother-in-law, whose grandmother was a marquess in Belgium before the war, used to call me The Contessa (not so sure I should be admitting this...LOL). And so you can imagine how over the moon I was when Walt Disney Productions created an ethnically diverse multicultural rainbow cast for its 1997 television version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella with a Brown Girl named Brandy at the helm. (And yes, I watch the movie and sing the songs...um...frequently.) And as I watch, my vivid imagination actually plays itself out in front of me on the screen as people of all cultural backgrounds dance and sing and laugh and cry. And what makes it just as much fun to watch is that many of the rainbow coalition of dancing and singing people are...you guessed it...royalty. OMG, "the Prince is giving a ball!"