Community Street Parade

Posted in Events , on May 11, 2010

  The Court of the Principality of Wy has been an adornment of the Mosman Festival Grand Parade on a number of occasions. Prince Paul and Princess Susan and Members of the Serene Court of The Principality of Wy are customarily led by the famous “Golden Serene Wycycle”, the official vehicle of Wy, which is artistically adorned with flowers in the spirit of Springtime. Court musicians entertain the huge crowds lining the Mosman Festival Parades with Rock Star inspired courtly music written for the occasion.  

The crowds are thrilled to see their very own Principality out and about and sharing the festivities with Mosman.  Some are heard to say that the Principality Contingent brings excellent “Wy Weather” to Mosman.   The Equerries often comment on the balmy weather enjoyed by The Principality.  The Astronomer Serene is making a study on the subject.  

On all occasions  The Court of The Principality of Wy is greeted with good humour and  delight by those on the official stand at the Town Hall, their number generally including representatives from Her Majesty’s Navy and Her Majesty’s Government .  The Prince is a loyal subject of her Majesty.

The Prince is rather old fashioned when it comes to form.   As a boy he remembers it was obligatory to dress for dinner and the dining table was held in high regard as a place where members of the family and guests were invited to contribute to the vitality of the discussion in hand.  The subjects ranged from science to wine and to art and music and everywhere else as well.  So true was the saying that ‘You study at School what you learn at home.”   Prince Paul advocates that the television set, which is sooo seductive, be turned off whilst dining.  Some younger members may complain initially, but they are soon seen to be actively engaged in the table discussion.  From dressing properly for dinner to dressing up for a Festival Parade is not such a huge leap.  The Festival Parade provides colour and magic in the real world.  For children it is Fairy tale Pageantry and for the grown ups a moment of magic in familiar streets.  This is what memory is made from.    

Prince Paul gallantly kissed the offered hand of Her Worship The  Mayor of Mosman, to the applause of the crowd watching the Parade.  What many regard as old fashioned ceremony by some is held in high esteem in The Principality of Wy.  Colour, vitality and imagination contribute to the highly original contribution made to the neighbouring suburb.

How blessed is Mosman.  Washed on three sides by glorious Sydney Harbour, with just an isthmus connecting it to the rest of Sydney, graced by lovely Balmoral Beach, The Mosman Art Gallery, Headland Park  and The Taronga Zoo. 

There is so much to be pleased about in Mosman which is The Principality’s big neighbour.  Did you know that the symbol of Mosman is A WHALE ?  Appropriately the principality has chosen the symbol of a DOLPHIN to adorn it’s flag. see Dolphin Flag/Guest Authors/poetry

The hard working  Councillors who have served the people of Mosman over the years can be justifiably proud of their assiduous stewardship.  

Many Mosman people are heard saying that they live in the “Municipality that has everything”.           

Now it is even more unique in having its very own Principality of Wy, to complete “The Perfect Picture Suburb.”

Equerry