What It Means To Be Queen

Countess Amalie writes:Suprise Court

Being Royalty in the SCA is more than just a fancy title.

It’s about making moments. You get the rare opportunity to make someone’s SCA history. To make someone’s day. To surprise them unexpectedly.

The above photo was taken at Pennsic in the hair braiding shop just outside of MidRoyal. One of my staff noticed that someone we had on our award list was there and they weren’t staying for court. I was able to open court right there, with my herald, and give this young lady her AoA.

This is one of my favorite moments in my time as Queen and I’m so thankful someone was able to take a picture of it.

If you are lucky enough to be in the same position I have been in, remember that it’s not about you, it’s about everyone else. Be the Queen/King in their story. It’s their story, you are just one of the many characters in it.

(Originally posted here.)