The eyes of the nation were on Sandringham on Sunday, including those of 12-year-old Peele School pupil Heather Ludlam.
Heather was present as members of the Royal family gathered for Princess Charlotte’s Christening.
Heather and her Lutton family, mum and dad Amanda and Mark as well as sister Thea (3), were thrilled to find a prime spot among the 3,500-strong crowds who gathered near the church on the Norfolk estate.
They all wanted to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their first public outing with their two young children.
Heather managed to make her way through crowds of spectators to the front, where she snapped a series of photos of the Duke and Duchess, Prince George and the nine-week-old princess, who was being pushed by her mother in a traditional Millson pram.
Amanda said: “It was absolutely lovely. We never expected to get so close to the front or see so much.
“The crowds really weren’t too bad. We arrived at around 3.40pm and went straight through the gates, and it was four to five deep all the way around.
“Some people let Heather through to the front so she could see, even though they’d been waiting all day.
“We saw William, Kate and the children going in, and weren’t sure whether to wait to see them come out, but I’m so glad we did, as all the godparents and family then walked back up to the house,” added Amanda.
“There was such a lovely atmosphere. “We went to Sandringham on Christmas Day, as my daughter has started to become interested in the Queen, and she loved it today. I think it’s gong to become a nice tradition for us to go.”