Kate Middleton leaves little girl ‘overwhelmed with joy’ as she picks up her corgi toy tribute for the Queen
NORFOLK, ENGLAND: It was a visible treat to the crowd at Sandringham and the viewers online who witnessed the sweet gesture of the new Princess of Wales as she made a little girl very happy by picking her for the beautiful moment to leave a corgi toy as a tribute to the Queen. The 40-year-old new princess Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William were at the late monarch's Norfolk home on Wednesday, September 15 admiring the sea of tributes and interacting with crowds.
Behind metal barriers, thousands of well-wishers flocked to Sandringham to see the couple, who remained there for almost an hour and engaged in conversation with them. Kate made a thoughtful gesture by inviting eight-year-old Elizabeth Sulkovska, to accompany her as they made their way to the memorials to place a corgi toy and a bouquet of flowers among the tributes.
A group of seven to nine-year-old students were accompanied by her headteacher Gregory Hill from Howard Junior School in King's Lynn to pay their tributes to the Queen and were standing wearing their uniforms, reported the Mirror. Following her placement of the tributes with Kate, the young child expressed she was "very happy" about it. The head teacher said, "Elizabeth was overwhelmed, she cried with joy at being chosen. It’s just a wonderful, amazing opportunity."
He stated that the Queen's passing "touched a young generation as well," adding that "younger children who haven't experienced the Queen for long on the throne still are greatly moved by her passing, and really want to do their best to celebrate her life and legacy and never forget her."
He claimed that a Paddington Bear tribute made by the school students was noticed by the Prince and Princess of Wales and said, "It’s got our same logo on the badge as our school uniform and they both commented about that."
The youngster Elizabeth later recalled her extremely happy moment of walking with the princess and said, "I went with her to put the flowers and the corgi down. She asked, 'Where do you think we should lay the flowers?' and I said 'We should put them there.'" the Daily Mail reported.
While the couple were greeting the well-wishers outside Sandringham, Jo from Wymondham in Norfolk questioned Kate about how her children Louis, Charlotte, and George were handling losing their great-grandmother while she and her husband William were on their visit to Sandringham. Jo's mother Lynne told BBC, "Kate thanked her and said they were doing well and they were being looked after at school."
Princess of Wales has said that Prince George "understands the loss" of his great-grandmother, but his younger siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis "less so," according to reports.