The single mother who took the now-famous photo of the ‘fab four’ smiling on Christmas Day at Sandringham has once again helped get the perfect royal image.
Karen Anvil, from Watlington, Norfolk, shot to fame after capturing William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan, walking to church in 2017 and claims to have raked in £40,000 from the snap.
Capturing the Duchess of Cambridge, 37, with an excited smile on her face, the royal looks directly at the camera after the hospital worker’s daughter Rachel told her ‘she looked beautiful’.
The single mother who took the now-famous photo of the ‘fab four’ smiling on Christmas Day at Sandringham has once again helped get the perfect royal image of a beaming Kate arriving at the BAFTAs
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The BAFTA Awards attracted a host of glamorous celebrities, but here at Fashion Finder we only had eyes for the Duchess of Cambridge.
Joining the Duke of Cambridge for the event, Kate brought her own essence of Hollywood by wearing this gorgeous asymmetric white gown by Alexander McQueen.
In classic Kate style, the dress hugged the bodice and came with a fitted waist before flowing into a billowing skirt. We love the floral detailing on the shoulder, which finished the dress in true couture style.
Completing the look, the Duchess wore Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ shoes, Princess Diana’s pearl earrings and a diamond bracelet, which is on loan from the Queen.
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With eye-brows raised high, the mother-of-three looks ecstatic to once again be attending the prestigious event alongside her husband Prince William.
After first posting the image to Twitter, Ms Anvil wrote: ‘Hi Everyone! Thanks for all of your great comments – can you direct them to my daughter @AnvilRachel.
‘She got the snap when she told the Duchess she looked Beautiful – which she really does, doesn’t she?’
Looking every inch the movie star, Kate opted for an Alexander McQueen off-the-shoulder white gown with a floral motif for her glamorous red carpet appearance.
Karen Anvil, 40, from Watlington, Norfolk, shot to fame after capturing William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan, walking to church in 2017 and claims to have raked in £40,000 from the snap
After her first snap ended up on front pages around the world, hospital worker Ms Anvil (pictured with her daughter Rachel) says the image has changed her and her family’s lives
Ms Anvil was one of hundreds who braved the cold to get a glimpse of the royal family as they walked to church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk on 25 December in 2017.
After ‘screaming like a fan-girl’ to get their attention, Ms Anvil, who had two jobs at the time, managed to take a close-up that ended up on front pages around the world – and has subsequently helped her make £40,000.
From royalties alone Ms Anvil now has a regular monthly income of between £600 and £6,000
Describing the experience as ‘like a lottery win’, Ms Anvil, of Norfolk, told the BBC: ‘The biggest change for me was that it was so nice to go shopping at Tesco and not be worried about whether I’ve got the cash in the bank.’
The image has since been sold to publications in countries around the world, with requests from Japan, the US, Canada, Spain and Italy all coming through.