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Princess Harmony forced her smile not to falter as she watched the Prince bend down and eat some flowers before being reprimanded by the other Dark Pony. She took a few steps back and watched as they entered the kingdom. This was a momentous day after all and she should be happy for her people but she was still not warming up to the idea of marriage. She knew it had to be done and it would be the best for her people but marrying someone she barely knew was still disconcerting.
"Please, follow me."
Harmony stated as she walked over to the stage that had been set up by her aides. Everyone was here, and she could see that some dark ponies had already started taking advantage of the open border policy between the two kingdoms already. They stuck out like sore thumbs against the mostly pastel colored ponies.
Harmony walked up onto the stage and cleared her throat as she stood behind the podium. "Today, is the beginning of what I'm sure will be an excellent age. Everyone will remember these upcoming days and you all will remember just where you were when our glorious kingdom reunited with its long parted half."
The princess watched as the Prince walked up to stand next to her before turning back to the crowd. "The union between the Prince and I is symbolic of the one between the two kingdoms and the prosperity that will follow after we become one."
"Everyone is invited to the wedding which will take place in the capitol in due time."
Harmony smiled at her people lovingly "As I consider all of you my friends and family just know that this marriage is something that I think will not only bring great happiness to myself as an individual but to all of us as a kingdom."
She stated confidently, despite her internal insecurities the Princess always knew how to give a speech and exude confidence and reassure her people. It was what turned the naysayers into supporters after she had taken over for her mother.
"Let's show the prince just how exciting it is to be in Equidia, let the welcoming festival begin!"
Harmony stated before looking up into the sky and releasing a blast of magic from her horn. The bright yellow beam exploded high over the kingdom and signaled for more fireworks to be launched. The bright blue sky quickly was filled with a variety of colors and sounds. The ponies quickly began chattering amongst themselves as carnival shops opened up and merchants began peddling their food and trinkets.
It was fun, safe, and hopefully welcoming. Princess Harmony quickly turned to the Prince and cleared her throat before speaking up."Well, I suppose this isn't a better time than now to actually greet one another in person."
She stated calmly.