Prince Harry made Angus grandmother’s day

Margaret Harrison and her daughter Joyce Riddell are pictured with Prince Harry

Margaret Harrison and her daughter Joyce Riddell are pictured with Prince Harry

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A Montrose grandmother had her day made when she met Prince Harry and has a lasting memory as the royal posed for a photograph with her.

Margaret Harrison, her daughter Joyce Riddell and granddaughter Stacey travelled to London to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday.

On June 12 they attended the The Patron’s Lunch - The Mall in St James’s Park was transformed for its largest ever street party to celebrate The Queen’s patronage of 600-plus charities and organisations on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

While at the lunch, Margaret and Joyce met Prince Harry who posed for a photo with them. Margaret is pictured in the middle with the royal and her daughter is directly behind her.

Joyce explained the other people pictured were people they met on the day who “jumped in”.

She said: “The royals were doing a walkabout and he stopped to speak to mum. I tried to take a photograph and he took my phone and gave it to his bodyguard to take a better photo. He was just so down to earth and there were no airs and graces about him. It was like speaking to the boy next door. It made mum’s day. She keeps telling people about it.”

The picture was also picked up by Hello! magazine and the BBC.

Joyce said her mum kept showing friends and family the photograph in Hello! the week after the event.