Shy young boy crawls away from Queen Elizabeth at charity event and yells 'bye' before leaving the room
The hilarious encounter took place on Thursday, December 6, during the 92-year-old monarch’s visit to the Coram Children’s Charity in London
You might have heard of people running away when they see random policemen approaching, but have you heard of anyone ever running away to avoid the Queen of England? Well, that's exactly what happened at a function that the monarch was attending in London recently.
The hilarious encounter took place on Thursday, December 6, during the 92-year-old monarch’s visit to the Coram Children’s Charity in London. The Queen, who was meeting well-wishers that had gathered at the event, chanced to meet nine-year-old Nathan Grant too at the festive gala.
However, poor Nathan was probably too overwhelmed to meet the Royal, and so, in a super-funny twist of events, the little boy simply crawled away on the floor to escape the Queen. Once Nathan was out of the door and beyond Her Majesty's reach, he yelled back, "bye!" before disappearing.
We can admit that the poor little boy must have let his nerves get the best of him in front of the Queen, but then, he isn't the only one who has attempted to walk away from a meeting with the monarch. In a previous interview, Queen Elizabeth II's grandson, Prince Harry, had admitted how chance meetings with his grandmother can be worrisome.
"If you suddenly bump into [the queen] in the corridor, don’t panic," Harry joked while chatting with hospitality professionals in a segment recorded for the upcoming 'Queen of the World' documentary. "I know you will — we all do!" The same can be said of Harry's wife Meghan Markle, who made the entire world take a collective gasp during her wedding when she failed to curtsy the Queen.
Despite it all, the Queen and the Duchess of Sussex share quite a blossoming relationship with each other. "What may surprise some is just how supportive Her Majesty has been during the problems Meghan has faced with her family," a source said of the pregnant Duchess. "Meghan is in a tough place and the Queen knows it’s completely out of Meghan’s hands. She only has sympathy for what’s been a difficult and distressing situation for her."
And while there are rumors of a rift between the 'Fab Four' of the Royal Family — i.e. Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle — royal fans are trying to guess their way into knowing who is the Queen's favorite. It looks like Kate Middleton may have a bit of the upper hand when it comes to certain qualities and traits and the Queen reportedly loves Kate for it.
"Kate toes the company line all the time, and that’s something that Queen Elizabeth very much wanted from Diana – which didn’t happen," said royal reporter Ashley Pearson. "She wanted [it] from Sarah Ferguson – which didn’t happen." She also indicated that Kate is a "special favorite" of the Queen because of the way she constantly supports the family.