Brave mum plans spe­cial sa­lute to lost son at royal wed­ding

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS - By Janet Boyle JBOYLE@SUNDAYPOST.COM

They will be VIP guests at the wed­ding of the year.

And Su­san Hey and daugh­ter Lily could not be more ex­cited as they get ready for the mar­riage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Satur­day.

Lily, 11, and her gran, Liz Bow, 68, were in­vited for their work to raise funds in me­mory of Lily’s wee brother Hamish, who died from cancer, age eight.

Su­san and hus­band Sam, both 39, will ac­com­pany them as guests to the cer­e­mony at Wind­sor Cas­tle.

Su­san, who is fight­ing her own bat­tle against in­cur­able breast cancer, says their out­fits will pay trib­ute to Hamish, who will be with them in spirit.

“We were ab­so­lutely thrilled to be in­vited to Harry and Meghan’s wed­ding,” said Su­san from Nairn.

“We have been through so much with Hamish’s cancer, and now mine. Be­ing in­vited to the royal wed­ding has been a bless­ing. It will be a beau­ti­ful fam­ily out­ing.

“Mum, Lily and I will be wear­ing our pre­cious neck­laces, adorned with H, in me­mory of Harry.

“In a way, it will be like tak­ing him with us to the wed­ding.

“Our dresses will all in­cor­po­rate a lovely rain­bow em­blem.

“It means so much to us be­cause there was a rain­bow in the sky on the day of Hamish’s funeral.”

The fam­ily will be among 1,200 mem­bers of the pub­lic in­vited into the grounds of Wind­sor Cas­tle to watch the ar­rivals of the bride and groom and their guests at St Ge­orge’s Chapel.

They will see the new­ly­weds start their car­riage pro­ces­sion through Wind­sor.

To do­nate, see teamhamish.org/cat­e­gory/ news/

We’ll wear rain­bows to re­mem­ber Hamish on Harry’s big day

Gran Liz, mum Su­san and Lily, left, will pay trib­ute to Hamish, above

The royal cou­ple

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