The boy waited for hours to give the Princess a bunch of flowers, white roses, which are his mother’s favorite flower.
For her first ever Christmas Day walk, Princess Charlotte could be happier. While walking out of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene alongside her mother, Kate Middleton, the four-year-old Princess was given a bouquet of white roses by a boy in the crowd on Wednesday. And when it came time to hand them over to a royal aide, Charlotte didn’t want to let go of the sweet gift.
The boy, James Heather, picked the flowers specifically for the princess and waited for hours outside of the church in order to get the chance to give them to Charlotte, his mother reveals.
“We’d been queuing since about half 8, and James was really keen to see Charlotte,” Nakita told the outlet, adding that “he had chosen the flowers himself and picked those because he knows they are my favorite.”
Luckily James managed to get to the front of the crowd so that the royals would notice him, and Kate did as she was walking by and interacting with the people gathered outside the church.
“When they left the church, Kate came over and said, ‘Are these for Charlotte?’ and then James said, ‘yes,’ and handed them over,” Nakita added. “Charlotte looked really shy and coy, but you could tell she was happy and then she said ‘thank you.’”
Nakita explains that her son was “so excited” to have successfully gifted the flowers to the young royal, also adding “I think he was quite starstruck by her.”
“What made it all even sweeter was I watched her as she walked off and other people were giving her flowers, which were handed to her protection officer, but she just wouldn’t let go of James’,” Nakita said. “She kept them in her hand the whole time.”
Charlotte’s older brother Prince George also made his very first Christmas walk this Wednesday, as he and Charlotte were joined by Prince William and Kate as they made their way to the church and then back home.
Charlotte was definitely the highlight of the whole event, wowing the public by executing an adorable curtsy as her 93-year-old great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth headed back home to continue the holiday festivities.
She had lots more interaction with the gathered crowds besides the bouquet, giving a hug to a woman in a wheelchair and carrying around an inflatable pink flamingo gifted to her by another well-wisher.