PRINCESS CHARLOTTE refused to hand over to a royal aide the splendid bouquet of flowers she had been given just moments before by a young fan during the walkabout outside the church on Christmas Day, hilarious footage shows.
The cheeky princess was filmed firmly holding onto the bouquet of white roses given her by a six-year-old outside St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham. Hilarious footage shows Princess Charlotte following her mother and walking towards a group of royal fans waiting for them outside of the church where they attended service with the Queen on Christmas Day.
One royal aide nears Princess Charlotte to free her hands from the big bouquet.
But the cheeky princess vigorously shakes her head and grabs the flowers with both hands, before getting closer to the fans waiting for her and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.
After standing by Kate, delighting royal fans, the young Cambridge then walked away, still with the flowers in her hands.
The bouquet had been previously given Charlotte by six-year-old James Heather, who chose white roses because they are his mother’s favourite flowers.
Princess Charlotte refused to hand over to a royal aide a bouquet of flowers she received on Christmas Day (Image TERRY HARRIS GETTY)
Princess Charlotte shook her head and moved away from the royal aide (Image: TERRY HARRIS)
His mother, Nakita, recalled the encounter between her “starstruck” son and Princess Charlotte.
She told the Daily Mirror: “When they left the church, Kate came over and said ‘are these for Charlotte?’
“And then James said ‘yes’ and handed them over.”
Princess Charlotte and Prince George debuted at St Mary Magdalene Church this year (Image: GETTY)
Describing Princess Charlotte as “really shy and coy”, the mother added: “You could tell she was happy and then she said ‘thank you’.
“James was so excited but I think he was quite starstruck by her.”
Princess Charlotte debuted this year on the traditional walkabout on Christmas Day in Sandringham.
Princess Charlotte hugging a royal fan (Image: GETTY)
Princess Charlotte’s manners were ‘outstanding’ during the walkabout, one royal fan said (Image: TERRY HARRIS)
The little Cambridge stole the show by interacting with royal fans and doing a perfect curtsy to her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Charlotte, four, also received sweet presents from members of the public, including a pink inflatable flamingo and a doll.
One royal fan described her interaction with the little princess.
Speaking to Sky News, she said: “My friend Kate makes dolls and when we heard that the royal children might be coming this year, Kate was up late last night making this doll. Absolutely beautiful.
Princess Charlotte turned four in May (Image: EXPRESS)
“I got to give it to Charlotte. I asked Charlotte if she would like the doll and she said yes.
“She went to her mum and took the doll, she liked the doll.
“The manners are outstanding but she’s cheeky.
“A lot of people said, ‘oh she looks scared’ but no she didn’t.
“When you’re a mum you know when your child is trying to keep a straight face and trying to be good and she was cheeky.”
Princess Charlotte made her debut on Christmas Day at Sandringham alongside her six-year-old brother, Prince George.
Prince George was described as ‘anxious’ by a royal fan in Sandringham (Image: GETTY)
However, while Princess Charlotte didn’t seem intimidated by the crowd, her big brother was described as “anxious” by the royal fan.
They continued: “I would say he was more anxious, wouldn’t you?”
Another person added: “I would, yes but his manners were perfect.”
Royal parents usually wait for their children to be old enough to attend this special service with the Queen.
Prince William made his first appearance outside St Mary Magdalene Church on Christmas Day aged five, in 1987.
The future King walked close to his mother, late Princess Diana, and waved to photographers and well-wishers outside of the church.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK