Princess Charlotte stole everyone’s heart as she arrived for the first time to the Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church with her parents and older brother. The four-year-old greeted dozens of will-wishers waiting on the premises of the chapel and now it has emerged one fan gave the young royal a touching gift. Gemma Clark, 39, has shared a previously unseen photograph that shows Charlotte smiling as she was handed a bright pink inflatable flamingo by the royal fan.
The photograph shows Charlotte, who wore her hair down with matching plaits, looking elated at the gift as Prince William and Prince George watch on.
Ms Clark, who was in a wheelchair, said she was elated that the Cambridge family came over and spoke to her and her family.
She said: “It made my day. I’ve never seen the royal family, ever.
“This is my first time at Sandringham and I would love to do it again.”
Princess Charlotte was giving a touching gift by a royal fan (Image: Getty/BavMedia)
Princess Charlotte was handed the flamingo by Gemma Clark (Image: Getty)
The royal fan, who has cerebral palsy, said she was thrilled to get a thank you hug from Princess Charlotte after giving the gift.
The 39-year-old said she was given the inflatable flamingo, named Felicity, for her birthday and took it to different places and recorded its travels in a scrapbook.
Princess Charlotte, who wrapped up in a warm festive green coat for the festive service, also greeted other fans who were waiting outside the church.
She greeted twins Thomas and Theresa Richman, nine, who were delighted when they presented the Cambridges with flowers.
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Princess Charlotte looks overjoyed by the gift as Prince George watches on (Image: Bev Media)