Lili absolutely loves royalty, and as she has always wanted to meet someone "royal and beautiful" she wished for her very own castle playhouse, fit for a princess.
As luck would have it, the Royals were in town when Make-A-Wish received Lili's wish. With the help of Emirates Team New Zealand, Lili, who has a brain tumour, was able to meet Catherine and William as part of her wish! Lili had an amazing time presenting the Royals with flowers on the waterfront in Auckland, and has called that day "the best day of my life!"
A few months later Lili was granted her wish, and she just loves her new castle playhouse! Lili and her best friend Emma also helped to paint the castle door a bright red, and were very proud of their efforts. Lili now has memories to last a lifetime and a castle playhouse of her very own.
Special thanks to Emirates Team New Zealand, Stacey Gaskill from Hire-A-Hubby Pukekohe, Mitre 10 Mega Pukekohe, Premier Aluminium Joinery, Auckland Sports Photography, Make-A-Wish volunteers Brigit and Shawn, and the Royals!