Mount Vernon native named 2019 Cherry Blossom Princess

Two past Cherry Blossom Princesses
Natalie Revers, left, stands with last year’s Virginia Cherry Blossom Princess Margaret O’Meara. (Society of Virginia image)

Natalie Revers, a Mount Vernon native and 2018 graduate of William & Mary, has been named Virginia’s 2019 Cherry Blossom Princess.

Revers, 22, grew up not far from the Mount Vernon estate and attended St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, according to a press release from the Society of Virginia. She currently works as a financial analyst for the Wells Fargo Commercial Real Estate Group.

“I am thrilled to participate in this year’s Cherry Blossom program,” Revers said in the release. “Virginia has been home to many generations of my family and I thank you for the opportunity to represent our state in this historic festival.”

A new Cherry Blossom Princess is crowned each year to represent Virginia in the National Conference of State Societies’ Cherry Blossom Princess Program during the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year’s festival program will be held between April 7-14 in Washington, D.C.

Cherry Blossom Princesses are selected for their leadership, character, academic achievements and interest in social, civic, community and world affairs. Applicants between the ages of 19-24 submit an essay and conduct and interview before being selected.

It’s the second year in a row that a Richmond Highway area native was named the Virginia Cherry Blossom Princess. Margaret O’Meara, a 2015 graduate of West Potomac High School, was 2018’s princess. O’Meara was also selected as U.S. Cherry Blossom Queen, and went on a two-week goodwill tour of Japan.