A grandmother has said a huge thank you to the King and Queen Consort who helped make yesterday a special day for her grandson while on their visit to York.
Five-year-old Jason Tweedie-Long, a pupil at Haxby Road School in York, lives with a visual impairment which means he can’t see things clearly at a distance of over a metre.
He wouldn’t have seen anything if he’d been in the crowd, even at the front of the barriers.
So City of York Council and Buckingham Palace arranged for him to meet the royal couple in person in Micklegate.
His grandmother Wendy Loveday from Selby said it a magical day. She told YorkMix: “The Queen Consort, Camilla, came up to Jason and said to him, ‘You must be Jason'”‘ and shook my hand too.
“I was starstruck, she gave me a nudge and said would you like to take photo?
“Like, sort of this is a photo opportunity. Like he’ll have this for the rest of his life.
“Then I was like, oh, yeah, yeah, let’s take photo.
“And so she called Charles over, They’d obviously been informed of Jason’s visual impairment. So they both made sure they were at close proximity with him.
“They chattered away to him, asking him what he was doing and it was so natural it honestly, it just looked like a couple of grandparents holding the hand of their grandchild.
“It was so natural. It was lovely.
“They made Jason’s day, the most magical day for him. His comment to me afterwards was those people who made that happen, had just the right amount of fairy dust to make my wish come true.”
Wendy also thanked the Lord Mayor David Carr and the rest of the civic part who were so kind to Jason helping to make a lifetime memory.