A new program that began in 2012 is our Junior Cherry Blossom Princess Program. This was in the pilot stages for 2 years and it was officially launched in 2012. The Junior Princess Program allows sisters of princesses, our Princess Alumnae families and members of state and territorial societies to participate in the ticketed activities as well.  As a special addition, they are individually introduced for the first time at the Princess Tea where they receive their sash and tiara from the U.S. and Japan Cherry Blossom Queens.  They also got to participate in the USO Care Package Stuffing event at Ft. Belvoir in 2012, visited the Children's Museum in 2013 and are always collectively recognized as a group at each of the NCSS events.  

State and Territorial Societies can have more than one Junior Cherry Blossom Princess, it is not limited. The beginning age is 5 so she can walk on stage independently to receive her sash and tiara.  The ending age is 12 years old.  This year, Junior Princesses will receive their sashes at Princess Orientation on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW, Washington DC 20016.  Please arrive at 2:00 pm in order to be seated for the presentation ceremony.  Stay tuned for other special events involving the Junior Princess during the Festival week and make sure to take advantage of the special pricing at the NCSS events for children, including our Junior Princesses.