Once upon a time when the worlds countries were laid out like checker board in vast squares of forest and field, village and castle…there was a powerful Emperor named Rex who wanted to reign over more counties than anyone in the world ever had, even if they belonged to other Kings and Queens. He put on his shining armor and rode out with his armies and conquered more and more squares of others' kingdoms. This proud Emperor would allow each Kingdom to live peacefully under his dominion if they did one thing. Every King was to deliver to him one of their daughters to be in service at his royal court for one year.
Emperor Rex wanted to assemble a collection of young, pretty, and accomplished Princesses to sing and play music for him, and to display what ever other talents they possessed. He hoped also to find a bride for his son Prince Blake who had long put off thoughts of marriage, preferring to dally and sport with the young men of the court.
In time, it was the turn of King Wilhelm to come to terms with the Conquering Emperor. The King wanted his Kingdom to have a peace pact. However, he had a problem as he had only sons, all three handsome Princes, but no Princess to offer in exchange for peace.
Such was the dilemma the King grew despondent. He grew so gloomy his sons became concerned. His youngest son, Prince James, had long hidden his secret Princess wardrobe and now was his chance to reveal it and rescue his kingdom.