Queen visits charity as boy runs off
A MEETING with the Queen was so overwhelming for one little boy that he dropped to the floor and crawled out of the nearest door, shouting “Bye” to amused onlookers.
Nine-year-old Nathan Grant was introduced to the monarch as part of her visit to Coram, the UK’S oldest children’s charity.
Based at the site of The Foundling Hospital in London, Coram has helped vulnerable children since it gained the Royal Charter in 1739.
The Queen visited the charity to open a national centre for children named in her honour.
The Queen was greeted on arrival by Edward Newton, 102, the oldest surviving pupil from The Foundling Hospital.
Mr Newton mentioned to the Queen that he remembered King George’s visit to the hospital in 1926, saying: “I was a little tot.”
Author Dame Jacqueline Wilson and former Fame Academy judges David and Carrie Grant, who are Nathan’s parents, were among those attending.
Later the Queen went outside of the centre to add a decoration to Coram’s Christmas tree.
She came to the aid of eight-year-old Shylah Gordonclarke as she struggled to add her own decoration to the tree.