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Thu. Apr 25th, 2024

Queen Camilla hosted a delightful afternoon tea for seven-year-old Olivia Taylor, who has bravely battled a brain tumor, enduring a life dominated by chemotherapy. Despite being visually impaired, Olivia eagerly greeted the Queen with a spirited “Hello, your Majesty!” during the visit.

The royal invitation stemmed from Olivia’s participation with the Bexley Music Primary Choir, where she showcased her talents at Buckingham Palace as part of the pre-recorded King’s Christmas broadcast. Inside Windsor Castle’s White Drawing Room, Olivia, accompanied by her teddy “Corrie,” serenaded the Queen with a rendition of “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” receiving a well-deserved round of applause.

Originating from Sidcup, south-east London, Olivia’s family, including her four-year-old sister Imogen, shared a memorable moment posing for a photo with the Queen. Following a gracious farewell that included hugs and kisses, the Queen expressed admiration for Olivia’s bravery, stating, “She’s been such a brave little girl; I’m so glad to have met her.”

Prior to the encounter, Olivia’s mother, Lisa, provided a vivid description of the historic White Drawing Room to her daughter, where, notably, scenes featuring Paddington Bear and the late Queen Elizabeth II were filmed as part of the platinum jubilee celebrations.

Reflecting on the extraordinary meeting, Olivia shared her joy, expressing, “I loved meeting the Queen,” while her mother, Ms. Taylor, described the experience as “absolutely amazing.” The Queen, touched by Olivia’s resilience, requested updates on her progress, leaving an indelible mark on the Taylor family’s cherished memory.

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