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A blind schoolgirl with a brain tumour gave a rendition of a classic Christmas song to Queen Camilla during an invitation to Windsor Castle for tea.

Olivia Taylor, 7, was a bundle of excitement saying, “hello Your Majesty” as the Queen walked into the castle’s White Drawing Room for a private tea with her family.

The Queen poured Olivia her very first cup of tea which she “loved” to which the royal replied: “Oh you love tea, there you are you’ll be able to have tea from now on.”

Olivia, who has been blind since her diagnosis at 17 months was invited to the royal residence after the Queen heard she had performed with the Bexley Music Primary Choir at Buckingham Palace as part of the pre-recorded King’s Christmas message.

The girl proceeded to sing Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer to a round of applause.

Olivia was accompanied by her four-year-old sister Imogen and their parents Lisa and Matt as they dined on scones, Santa cakes and personalised biscuits.

Queen Camilla takes tea with seven-year-old Olivia Taylor from Sidcup at Windsor Castle
Olivia sang Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla takes tea with seven-year-old Olivia Taylor from Sidcup along with her sister Imogen, four, (second left), father Matt (left), and mother Lisa (right) at Windsor Castle
Olivia Taylor came with her sister Imogen (second left), father Matt (left), and mother Lisa (right) at Windsor Castle

She also brought her teddy Corrie with her – a trusty companion during her hospital appointments and MRI scans – who was bestowed with her own seat at the table.

Mrs Taylor told Camilla how Olivia has been on chemotherapy most of her life after she was diagnosed with a grade one brain tumour but is on a break at the moment and it was “really lovely that this all happened while she is so well”, to which the Queen replied “she’s so happy – and chatty”.

Olivia felt the decor as she was guided around the room, famous for the Paddington Bear scene filmed with the late Queen as part of the platinum jubilee celebrations.

She then told the Queen she had made her a purple ring, which Camilla called…

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This notice was published: 2023-12-25 23:15:00

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