The Standard’s story of a Boston girl who managed to take a selfie photo with Prince William has attracted the attention of the global media.
Madison Lambe, 12, (above)was visiting the Sandringham royal estate with her mum on Christmas Day when she took her phone to get a snap of herself with the Queen.
But with the Queen out of reach she got the heir to the throne instead (right), who quipped ‘You can’t beat a good selfie on Christmas Day’.
The story has now been picked up in America, Australia and Canada and seen the Boston High School pupil appear in seven national newspapers and on regional television and radio.
“My friends think it’s really cool,” said Madison.
“We’ve got friends in Australia who said they have seen it on the news there,” said mum Paula Scrupps. “It’s gone a bit crazy but Maddie has been handling all the attention just fine.
“It all started from your newspaper story.”
Young Madison was challenged by her mum to get a picture of the Queen and had flowers ready to hand to her. But when she instead got to give them to Prince Williamshe plucked up the courage to ask him – and got two snaps.
The youngster was was so excited that she could ‘barely spit the words out’ said Paula, who didn’t believe her daughter until she showed her the pictures.
She now plans to get the photo framed and is ‘compiling a list’ of famous faces she would like to have her photo taken with.
Madison added: “I would love to get a selfie with Harry Styles from One Direction next.”