Hand came down and broke her crown, hat came tumbling after.
It was a moment to treasure for any young monarchist, but this little girl might struggle to remember meeting her Queen after receiving a good thwack to the head just seconds later.
Little… erm, let’s call her… Anne Sure-Curtseys-A-Lot was looking particularly prim and proper as she greeted Old Liz with a bouquet and a curtsey that surely filled her mother with pride.
Seconds later, as the Queen shuffled on, Miss Sure-Curtseys-A-Lot got a mean fright as her elegant hat was toppled from her polite little head by a saluting soldier.
He didn’t even flinch.
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