Double Life Keeps Georgia Princess Busy

Posted April 2, 2003 at 3:56pm

The U.S. is without official royalty, but this week many a princess has been spotted sashaying around the capital city. No, the United States is not adopting a monarchy, it’s simply the sign that spring has sprung and the National Cherry Blossom Festival is upon us.

However, a few of the royal ladies aren’t able to completely indulge in their royal schedules, like Georgia Princess Tempe Landrum, who still has to work. Landrum, who works as scheduler in Rep. Johnny Isakson’s (R-Ga.) office, was left off a list of Cherry Blossom princesses with Hill connections provided to Roll Call by the National Conference of State Societies.

“I can’t do everything being a scheduler,” Landrum said. “But I am still able to meet some cool people and attend some great events.”

Landrum has had to skip out on a few of the festivities, but did manage to attend the lunch with first lady Laura Bush on Monday. The Athens, Ga., native will attend this evening’s Congressional Reception complete with her own Congressional escort, Isakson himself.

Both Isakson and Landrum are members of the Georgia State Society, the group responsible for selecting Landrum as Georgia Cherry Blossom princess. Landrum is the vice president of membership, and Isakson is the president-elect.

— E. Annie Hall