Gaddie Eye Center’s Royal Court

Gaddie Eye Centers is the official eyewear provider of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival, and on March 23 it hosted the Royal Court Princesses at their Shelbyville Road location. These five young women represent the Kentucky Derby Festival and the city of Louisville as official ambassadors for the springtime tradition of the Festival. Over a two-week period, they attend nearly 70 events. The Princesses will be gifted with their choice of sunglasses to wear for the Derby Festival events.

Photos by BILL WINE | Contributing Photographer

Madison Evans, Kyle Hornback, Sophie Knight and Kathryn Ashby.The 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Royal Court, Kyle Hornback, Sophie Knight, Madison Evans, Briana Lathon and Kathryn Ashby.Briana Lathon, Madison Evans, Sophie Knight, Dr. Ben Gaddie, Kyle Hornback and Kathryn Ashby.Jaime Field fitted Princess Kathryn Ashby for sunglasses.Princess Kyle Hornback looked at the selection of frames on display.Princess Sophie Knight used a mirror to determine if she liked her selected pair of sunglasses.Princess Madison Evans was all smiles as she wore her newly selected pair of sunglasses.Princess Sophie Knight.Princess Sophie Knight used a mirror to determine if she liked her selected pair of sunglasses.Princess Kathryn Ashby looked into a mirror to view her image.Princesses  Briana Lathon and Kyle Hornback.Princesses Sophie Knight and Kyle Hornback.Princess Kathryn Ashby finalized her selection as Lori Buechele recorded the selection.Princess Kyle Hornback was all smiles as she modeled her new sunglasses.The Princesses displayed their sunglasses: Briana Lathon, Sophie Knight, Kathryn Ashby, Kyle Horseback and  Madison Evans.The 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Royal Court took a selfie: Madison Evans, Kyle Hornback, Kathryn Ashby ( taking the image), Briana Lathon and Sophie Knight.The 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Royal Court took a selfie: front row: Sophie Knight, Kyle Hornback ( taking the image), Kathryn Ashby, Madison Evans and Briana Lathon.Kyle Hornback, Kathryn Ashby, Madison Evans, Julie Dorsey, Sophie Knight and Briana Lathon.The event venue was Gaddie Eye Centers located at 7635 Shelbyville Road.