Ano nga kaya ang pakiramdam ng maging isang anak ng hari? Hindi ba’t parang buhay prinsesa nga naman ang inaasahan natin kapag sinabing anak ka ng hari.
Isang kwento ang ibinahagi ng isang Pinay sa Humans of New York na kung saan ibinahagi niya ang kanyang kwento at ng kanyang ina.
“I remember there was a day in kindergarten when we were supposed to bring our dads to school. It was some type of performance or something. I’d never met my father. So I asked my mom if he could come, and she told me: ‘He’s too busy. He lives in Malaysia. And he’s a king.’ My father was a king? That meant I was a princess,” kwento niya.
Nang malaman niya ang katotohanang ito ay naramdaman niya na isa siyang prinsesa kaya naman mas napaisip siya kung nasaan ang kanyang ama.
Hanggang sa tumanda na siya, at naisip niya na baka inimbento lang ng kanyang ina ang lahat ng ito. Ayon sa kanyang ina, nakilala niya ang kanyang ama noong nagtatrabaho siya sa Malaysia bilang nurse.
Noong 14 years old siya, ay mayroong isang phone call na tumawag at nagsabing,
” It said: ‘I represent His Royal Highness, and we’ve received your letters.’ I quickly handed the phone to my mom and she spoke to the man for several minutes. When she finally hung up, she told me: ‘Your dad wants to meet you now.’ I took a week off school,” saad niya.
Dito nagsimula ang lahat. Lumipad sila patungong London at namalagi sa InterContinental Hotel. Dito na niya makikita at makakasama ang kanyang ama na isang hari.
“My father had an entourage with him. During our meal he was very polite. He told me I looked like my older sister. But my mother did the majority of the talking. She had demands. She wanted financial support—which was provided. But she also wanted paternity in writing, which was never agreed to. Our lunch lasted about an hour,” kwento pa niya.
Hindi man siya pinakilala sa pamilya ng kanyang ama, Isa na lang ang hiniling ng kanyang ina para sa kanya, ang magkaroon sila ng isang larawan na magkasama.