When he saw Princess Eva yell at Prince Hans because he was wearing a tie thatclashed with her ball gown, he made up his mind. He didn’t want to marry a
princess like Princess Eva. He wanted to marry the exact opposite. She didn’t have to be that beautiful. She just had to like hockey and camping and have a nice smile.And so Prince Henrik came up with a plan. Whenever a princess came to stay, heoffered to make up the guest room. Instead of twenty mattresses, Henrik used one thincamping mattress. Instead of twenty eiderdowns, Henrik found one old sleeping bag.And instead of one single pea, the prince decided to use
a whole packet of frozen peas
.The test was this. Every time a princess visited, Henrik would sneak into the guestroom and hide the packet of frozen peas under the thin mattress. He figured that if thegirl didn’t mention the frozen peas, it meant she wasn’t too sensitive like Princess Evaand probably would quite like camping.Many young beauties visited, but none passed the test.
‘You won’t believe this. I found peas in my bed.’‘There was this cold wet bag under the mattress.’3