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Moray youngster helps Princess Kate, Duchess of Rothesay, during farm visit


By Ewan Malcolm

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ONE youngster created the memory of a lifetime during Prince William and Princess Kate's visit to a Moray farm yesterday - although he may not be old enough to realise it yet.

Four-year-old Oscar Blackburn helps Princess Kate complete a pumpkin trail at Brodieshill Farm. Picture: Beth Taylor
Four-year-old Oscar Blackburn helps Princess Kate complete a pumpkin trail at Brodieshill Farm. Picture: Beth Taylor

Four-year-old Oscar Blackburn sprung into action at Brodieshill Farm when Princess Kate asked about the facility's pumpkin trail.

The youngster was quick to offer his help to the Princess of Wales, known as the Duchess of Rothesay when in Scotland, and guided the royal to where the pumpkins were hidden.

Dawn Blackburn, Oscar's mum, said he wasn't fully aware of the significance of the situation but added that it will be a "great story" for him when he gets a little older.

She said: "They were just going to find the pumpkins and it came about really naturally.

"He was telling her all about them. Obviously he didn't really know the significance of it.

"I did tell him that the prince and princess were coming but I think he was more interested in the animals.

"But it will be a great story for him down the line when he is a little older."

The royal couple travelled to the farm as part of a royal visit to Scotland which also saw them visit Burghead Primary School before rounding off the trip with an engagement in Inverness.


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