Moments of Royal magic to remember

The Duke of Edinburgh with the crowds in Alnwick town centre.''Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh in Alnwick town centre.
The Duke of Edinburgh with the crowds in Alnwick town centre.''Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh in Alnwick town centre.

FOR some, the excitement of meeting the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in Alnwick last week was all too much, for others the jokes they shared with the Royal couple will live in the memory forever.

Here are a couple of anecdotes from youngsters who eagerly anticipated to Royal visit.

Seven-year-old Lexi Moir was very excited about being a guest at the Alnwick Garden party for carers and volunteers.

In the run-up to the event she became more and more excited but the night before, having gone to bed early, her sobs alerted mum Lisa.

Thinking her little girl was poorly she raced to the bedroom and asked what was wrong, only for Lexi to wail: “I don’t know what I’m going to say to the Queen and how will I know which one she is. Will she be the only one wearing a crown?”

Mum managed to calm her down and the youngster enjoyed her day.

And teenager William Larkin had a laugh with the Duke of Edinburgh during the walkabout in town.

Wearing his Royal blue Lindisfarne Middle School uniform, he was asked what the emblem stood for and, thinking the school was on Holy Island, the Duke asked: “Do you have to swim there every day?”

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