24 Aug 2023

Calling on South Australian children to join this year’s Royal Family at the 91st National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant

The National Pharmacies Royal Family has been crowned ahead of the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant on Saturday 4 November. A competition for one boy and one girl aged between 6 – 10 years old to join them as Junior Royals has also opened today.

National Pharmacies employees from across the state applied to join the Royal Family with the title of Queen and King being awarded to Queen Anne Trieu, Pharmacist at the Elizabeth store and King Scott Pelvin, Service Delivery Manager, Information Technology.

The pair will represent the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant in the official Royal Family alongside Princesses Bronwyn Paynter and Neesha Crebbin and Princes James Childs and Matthew Hocking.

The National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant is also calling on children aged 6 – 10 years old to enter a competition to join the Royal Family on this year’s Royal Christmas Ball float – to enter children need to visit the Christmas Pageant website and in 25 words or less answer the question why do you want to be a Junior Royal in this year’s Christmas Pageant?

Minister for Tourism, Zoe Bettison said the unveiling of the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant Royal Family signifies that the most magical day of the year is fast approaching.

“Our Pageant is one of South Australia’s most beloved events, and now two lucky children have the chance to be part of one of its wonderful longstanding traditions as Junior Royals,” Minister Bettison said.

“It is an important day on our calendar, as not only do Christmas trees go up across the state, but it marks the beginning of the major Christmas trade period for our operators.

“Good luck to all those who enter, I cannot wait to be standing behind the blue honour line to see you waving to the crowds lining Adelaide’s streets on Saturday 4 November.”  

Brian Gilbertson, National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant Director is looking forward to selecting two lucky children to take part in this year’s event. 

“The Royal Family is a longstanding tradition for the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant, and they play a crucial role in the lead up to and during the event,” said Mr Gilbertson. 

“We are looking for one boy and one girl who will ride on the Royal Christmas Ball float with the Royal Family – I encourage all eligible children to enter our competition for this very important position within the Pageant. Congratulations also to Queen Anne, King Scott and Princesses Bronwyn and Neesha and Princes Matthew and James who are all worthy Royals and embody the spirit of the Christmas Pageant.” 

Vito Borrello, Chief Executive Officer, National Pharmacies said that the annoucement of the Royal Family is a significant moment for National Pharmacies in the lead up to the Christmas Pageant. 

“The thorough process we undertake to select the Royal Family ensures that those selected for the roles demonstrate a strong sense of community and a passion for both National Pharmacies and the Christmas Pageant,” said Mr Borrello.

“Queen Anne and King Scott provide quality care to our community each day and I couldn’t be prouder to crown them as Royals alongside the Princes and Princesses today. I am confident the Royal Family will spread joy to the community in the lead up to and during the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant.” 

The competition for the Junior Royals is open until 31 August 2023 via our competition page. One boy and one girl aged between 6 – 10 years old will be selected to ride on the Royal Christmas Ball Float alongside the National Pharmacies Royal Family on Pageant Day, Saturday 4 November. 

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