Single mother who snapped photo of the 'Fab Four' at Sandringham last year says life has changed for the better since then

Some of the proceeds from her famous photograph would also go towards paying for her daughter Rachel's education


                            Single mother who snapped photo of the 'Fab Four' at Sandringham last year says life has changed for the better since then

The lucky single mother who took the perfect shot of the 'Fab Four', i.e. Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and Prince William, at Sandringham last year has revealed how comfortable life has gotten for her and her family due to the proceeds from selling the picture.

Karen Anvil, 40, revealed that she has earned £40,000 since she took the snap last Christmas when Meghan Markle was making her debut in front of the royal family.


 

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At the time, Karen from Watlington, Norfolk, was one of the hundreds who braved the weather to get a glimpse of the royal family as they walked to St Mary Magdalene Church, on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on December 25, 2017 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on December 25, 2017 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Karen was literally screaming and shouting from the side of the road to catch the attention of the royals and the single mother, who at the time worked two jobs, managed to snap a beautifully candid picture of the 'Fab Four' that was much sought after by publications around the world. 

Karen revealed further that over the last one year, royalties from the same picture have brought her a regular monthly income of between £600 and £6,000. She further said that she had earned enough money to clear her debts, take a year off work and 'do up' her council house. 



 

Describing the whole incident as a massive 'lottery win', Karen said, "The biggest change for me was that it was so nice to go shopping at Tesco and not be worried about whether I've got the cash in the bank."

She said that the first purchase she made from the money was a new bed, for they had been sleeping on a mattress for 18 months previously. 

Earlier this year, in a tweet, Karen had mentioned how she once again had the chance to speak to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are currently expecting their first child, about the photo during a walkabout in Birmingham. (Source: Getty Images)
Earlier this year, in a tweet, Karen had mentioned how she once again had the chance to speak to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are currently expecting their first child, about the photo during a walkabout in Birmingham. (Source: Getty Images)

Earlier this year, in a tweet, Karen had mentioned how she once again had the chance to speak to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are currently expecting their first child, about the photo during a walkabout in Birmingham.

She wrote: "Got to speak to Meghan today! Also shook Prince Harry's hand and asked him if he liked the Xmas photo! He said he hoped I made lots of money from it! I'm absolutely buzzing!"

Karen had earlier said that some of the proceeds from her famous photograph would also go towards paying for her daughter Rachel's education.

Up till now, as per reports, the photograph taken by the single mom has been sold to publications in countries around the world, with requests from Japan, the US, Canada, Spain, and Italy all coming through.