‘Where shall we put them?’ Girl, eight, is left overwhelmed and ‘crying with joy’ as Kate picks her out from the Sandringham crowd to place her Corgi toy tribute to the Queen among the carpet of flowers
- Kate, 40, was at Sandringham with William looking at tributes to the Queen
- She also spoke to people in crowd including Elizabeth Sulkovska, eight
- The new Princess of Wales picked her out to place her tribute to the Queen
- They were seen walking together holding a corgi teddy and bouquet of flowers
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This is the sweet moment an eight-year-old was left ‘crying with joy’ as Princess Kate picked her from the Sandringham crowd to place her Corgi toy tribute to the Queen among the carpet of flowers.
The new Princess of Wales, 40, was yesterday at the late monarch’s Norfolk residence looking at the sea of tributes to the Queen and chatting to crowds with husband William.
She spotted and spoke to schoolgirl Elizabeth Sulkovska, eight, clutching a bouquet of flowers and a corgi teddy.
Footage shows the eight-year-old, who was in the crowd with school friends, speak to Kate.
A delighted Elizabeth was then chosen to walk up to the sea of tributes with Kate and place the corgi among them.
The overjoyed youngster later recalled: ‘I went with her to put the flowers and the corgi down. She said, “Where do you think we should lay the flowers?” and I said “We should put them there”.’
Elizabeth’s headteacher, Gregory Hill from Howard Junior School in King’s Lynn, added: ‘Elizabeth was overwhelmed, she cried with joy at being chosen.
‘It’s just a wonderful, amazing opportunity.’
Mr Hill said that the death of the Queen has also ‘touched a young generation.’
He said: ‘The older generation obviously knew the Queen for longer but young children that 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.’
Princess Kate and William had both noticed a Paddington Bear tribute that pupils from Howard Hill Junior School had made and said that the logo on the badge was the same as their school uniform.
The new Princess of Wales, 40, was at the late monarch’s Norfolk residence looking at the sea of tributes to the Queen with husband William. She also spoke to crowds and spotted schoolgirl Elizabeth Sulkovska, eight, clutching a bouquet of flowers and a corgi teddy
The eight-year-old, who was in the crowd with friends, was then chosen by Kate to walk up to the sea of tributes and lay her own among them
During the Sandringham visit with her husband William, Kate was asked by Jo from Norfolk how her children Louis, Charlotte and George were coping after losing their great-grandmother
During the Sandringham visit with her husband William, Kate was asked by Jo from Norfolk how her children Louis, Charlotte and George were coping after losing their great-grandmother.
Speaking to the BBC, Jo’s mother Lynne said: ‘Kate thanked her and said they were doing well and they were being looked after at school.’
It was reported that Kate told another mourner in the large crowd at Sandringham that George understood that the Queen had died.
However she said that his younger siblings understood ‘less so’.
Kate was pictured speaking to a mother and her young child in the crowd as she met mourners at Sandringham yesterday
William also spoke to crowd members, telling them that it was a hard time for the family and had reminded him of his mother’s 1997 death.
After a mourner told him that she was feeling emotional and felt teary he said: ‘Don’t cry now- you’ll start me.’
He also told another person: ‘I’m learning that she was everyone’s grandmother – the way people have reacted.’
William also spoke to crowd members, telling them that it was a hard time for the family and had reminded him of his mother’s 1997 death. Pictured: William speaks to the schoolchildren Kate also met
Their visit to Sandringham came as Sophie Wessex and her husband Prince Edward spoke to crowds in Manchester as they lit candles in memory of the Queen and looked at tributes.
The Royal Family are preparing to lay their beloved mother and grandmother to rest on Monday in a state funeral.
King Charles will lead Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward to Wellington Arch from Westminster Abbey, with Prince William and Harry behind.
Other royals will follow by car for the funeral conducted by the Dean of Westminster.