EXCITED: Grafton High student Ruby Sherrin with her invitation. Photo: Adam Hourigan
EXCITED: Grafton High student Ruby Sherrin with her invitation. Photo: Adam Hourigan

Teen can’t wait for royal welcome

IN A girl's world, there is hardly a thought better than one day meeting a real-life duchess.

They ooze beauty, reek of elegance and get to spend a whole lot of time in a four-poster - probably mahogany and gold-drenched - bed.

For those lucky enough to cross paths with a royal, it's not an experience quickly forgotten.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are doing the rounds in Australia and will land in Sydney next week for their official welcome.

Among the flashing paparazzi and masses of monarchists will be Grafton's Ruby Sherrin.

"I'm not 100% sure what I am supposed to be doing, but there were 100 guests invited from the volunteer community to be part of the welcoming ceremony," Ruby, 17, said.

As last year's Northern Rivers Youth Volunteer of the Year, Ruby was selected to attend the event.

"When I got the letter, I thought it was just a newsletter, but when I opened it I was just like, 'Oh my gosh!' I couldn't believe it," she said.

A bit of a royal fan, Ruby said she followed Kate and Will's wedding and the birth of baby George.

"It is such an honour to be going down and such a great opportunity and experience," she said.

Ruby will travel to Sydney on Tuesday and shake hands with the duke and duchess on Wednesday.

She will be dressed to the nines in her new white and, fittingly, royal blue frock because, of course, a girl needs to look her best when meeting a duchess.



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