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A French story retold by KidsOut and CBeebies
Long ago and far away there lived a good king and queen. The people loved them and their lives would have been very happy if only they had had a child.
Years went by and then, one spring, when they thought all hope was gone, the queen gave birth to a baby girl. The whole kingdom rejoiced – the young princess was such a lovely baby and they called her Aurora.
Everyone was excitedly preparing for the christening of the new baby princess. Anyone who was important in the land had been invited to the christening, including all the good fairies. And everyone else in the kingdom was to have a day off work and a great big feast with cakes and jellies!