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Little Miss Princess created ahead of royal wedding

Image caption Princess is the first new Little Miss character since 2003 when Little Miss Whoops was published

Mr Men author Adam Hargreaves has created a new character called Little Miss Princess in time for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Two titles about the "kind-hearted" princess who "lives in a castle with turrets and a moat" have been written, Egmont publishers have announced.

One of the books follows her attempts to get to a wedding on time.

Little Miss Princess and the Very Special Wedding will be published in April.

The first title, Little Miss Princess, will be published on 7 March.

Princess is the first new Little Miss character since 2003 when Little Miss Whoops was published.

Mr Hargreaves said he "thoroughly enjoyed" writing the stories.

"She's an inspirational and fun character that girls of all ages will connect with. Of course I am hopeful that this will also put me in good stead to pen the next royal biography."

Egmont's managing director David Riley said "We are delighted to be publishing this new Little Miss character in such a significant year.

"We look forward to celebrating both the Mr Men's 40th Anniversary and the Royal Wedding with our two Little Miss Princess titles."

The Mr Men and Little Miss series have been hugely popular with over 100 million copies sold worldwide.

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