Most little girls would be thrilled to meet Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and six-year-old Maisie Gregory was no different. She was going to meet the Queen! What she didn't know was what would happen seconds later. Maisie, the daughter of Welsh regimental sergeant major Martin Gregory, was chosen to present the Queen with a posy during her visit to Cardiff. She had practiced her curtsy hundreds of times and knew her part perfectly.
Dressed in a traditional Welsh dress, complete with an adorable bonnet, Maisie curtsied to the Queen and sweetly handed her the flowers. Maisie accomplished her task beautifully! The Queen was simply delighted by the gesture.
No one expected what happened next though! As the Queen was walking away, a soldier who was standing beside Maisie, raised his arm to salute the passing Monarch and smacked poor little Maisie right on the head. The smack was enough of a jolt to knock the charming little girl's bonnet right off of her head!
The Queen did not seem to notice, and I'm sure the soldier felt bad once he realized his mistake. Maybe he was just nervous and so focused on the next move he was going to make that he didn't notice that the child was so close to him. Maisie did look up at him with a cross look on her face and was obviously a little upset by his carelessness.
As if presenting the Queen with flowers was not enough to remember the day by, I'm sure this moment will be with Maisie for a very long time! Hopefully, she still has fond memories of the day she met the Queen of England!