How amazing and surreal! 81 year old Frances Miller of Medicine Hat Alberta " finally had her brush with royalty on Friday — after missing her first chance more than seven decades ago." according to Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press .
That happened in 1939,now 72 years later ,the opportunity came full circle as this time she was able to present red roses to Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and meet Prince William great-grandson and heir to the throne before the couple left Canada for Los Angeles California.
According to the report "Ms Miller was nine when she was chosen to present flowers to Queen Elizabeth, mother of the current monarch. Elizabeth was with her husband, King George, on a cross-Canada train trip, which was supposed to stop in Miller's southern Alberta hometown of Walsh.
"Many people had gathered there because they didn't want to go to Medicine Hat because there would be more people. They thought there would be a better view in Walsh," Ms Miller is quoted as saying.
it goes on to say according to Ms Miller "So the train continued on and didn't stop. And then somebody wrote the Queen and told her what happened. So I got a letter from Buckingham Palace and the picture of the family at that time saying that they were sorry that this happened."
The report said that it was Ms Miller's granddaughter, Kara Meier, who is to be thanked for the long-overdue royal encounter.
It seems "Meier, a 27-year-old hair stylist, mentioned her grandmother's story to a client — who also happened to be a local reporter. Word spread, and the Medicine Hat News campaigned to add Miller to the couple's itinerary."
Good for her and the rest is now history.
Francis Miller, according to the report said "It didn't seem real. They were there, but it just didn't seem like it was really happening," after she met beloved Will and Catherine.
She is also quoted as saying "But I know it did. It was a wonderful experience, a very wonderful experience."
The report also said she couldn't remember exactly what Kate said to her and William wanted to know more about the 1939 incident as "It's just all over so quickly,"
She is also quoted saying that the Royal couple is "personable" and "down-to-earth."
What a story who would have "thunk" it. Nice, I am happy for her.Good stuff Alberta.