A 12-year-old from Chapel-en-le-Frith had a ringside seat for the big kiss on the Buckingham Palace balcony after the Royal Wedding.
She was one of a group of 250 members of the Girls’ Brigade Greater Manchester District who were invited to represent Girls’ Brigade (GB) England and Wales in London for the royal wedding procession from Horse Guards Parade Ground.
The group included April Kilgarriff from the 1st Chapel-en-le-Frith Company. She was part of a contingent invited to view the wedding procession, going to and from Westminster Abbey and passing through Horse Guards Parade Ground, from a designated youth area.
The group was then able to follow the last of the carriages down the Mall after the service and get front row viewing of the couple as they came out on to the balcony at Buckingham Palace.
April said: “Wow, it was amazing”.
GB groups all over England and Wales provide rewarding, stretching and positive opportunities through which around 15,000 children and young people, between the ages of four and 18, grow and develop in confidence and skills in a Christian environment.
Julie Murdy, who oversees the GB groups in the Greater Manchester District, said: ‘We were delighted that April and the other members could attend this special event and represent GB from this area.”
• If you’d like to find out more about GB you can go to its website www.girlsb.org.uk or call Julie Murdy on 07734959405 to find out details of your local group.