Adorable moment shy boy crawls away when he comes face-to-face with the Queen

Meeting the Queen can be a nerve-wracking experience no matter what age you are, but for one adorable school kid, coming face-to-face with Her Majesty was all a bit overwhelming.

Nathan, the son of British vocal coaches Carrie and David Grant, was part of a small group given the chance to greet the 92-year-old monarch in London on Thursday.

However, the nine-year-old was so overcome by his shyness that he ducked down to the ground before crawling between his parents’ legs.

Nathan, the son of British vocal coaches Carrie and David Grant, was part of the small group given the chance to greet the Queen. Photo: Getty

As he made his way to the door, he then shouted a cheerful “Bye!” to the bemused Queen.

His parents couldn’t help but laugh, as Carrie told the Queen: “It’s his version of a bow.”

The vocal coach then joked about the moment on Twitter as she wrote: “There’s always one. Why is it always mine?”

But the nine-year-old was overcome by his shyness and ducked down to the ground. Photo: Getty

Nathan, who is adopted, has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and has attachment issues.

The adorable interaction happened when Queen Elizabeth was meeting young fans at a new children’s centre named in honour.

Opened by Coram – the UK’s oldest charity – the Queen Elizabeth II Centre was launched as a celebration of the 350th anniversary of the the birth of the charity’ founder, Thomas Coram.


The charity has been helping vulnerable children since it gained the Royal Charter in 1739.

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