The seven-year-old from Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland is back at school after undergoing four rounds of chemotherapy for stage 3 non Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year. At one point she spent 9 weeks in hospital.
She loves Disney princesses so her family applied for her to have her dream come true to become a princess for the day through the Make a Wish Foundation. Founded in 1986, the aim of the charity is to help critically ill children fulfil their life-changing wishes and provide the children with amazing memories and to bring joy to each and every child.
Read more about how you can get involved and support the Make a Wish Foundation.
Lea-Rose Officer-Hamilton arrived at Hever Castle with her mum, Amy Wells, Grandmother Kelly Sloan and her brother, Jai (4), and sisters Katelyn (6) and Olivia (1).
The family enjoyed a horse and carriage ride around the grounds of Anne Boleyn’s childhood home before going into the Castle to meet ‘Ariel’ (Grace Liston from Melody’s Princess Parties) to play some games and learn about becoming a princess.
Lea-Rose had her very own throne in the spectacular Castle dining hall to enjoy a feast of chicken wraps, crisps, special glittery princess shoe biscuits and ice cream cupcakes.
Her mum Amy, 24, said: “She thinks she is a princess and wanted to be a princess for the day. For me, it’s good to see a smile on her face, for her to get that experience of being a princess.”