Hamish was with us all the way: Nairn family’s royal wedding joy after invite in honour of their charity work

Susan Hey and daughter Lily at Windor Castle yesterday
Susan Hey and daughter Lily at Windor Castle yesterday

A FAMILY who had a front seat in the crowd at the wedding said it was the best day of their lives.

The Hey family from Nairn were invited in appreciation of their charitable work.

Susan and Sam, both 39, lost their son Hamish to cancer last year and launched a fundraising drive in appreciation of his life.

They were among the 2,000 people who were given a coveted golden ticket to Windsor Castle.

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Susan, 39, from Nairn, said: “We were inches from Harry and William as they walked to the church.

“The whole day was a front row seat at the biggest celebrity event for years.

“George Clooney waved over as he arrived with Amal.

“Oprah Winfrey, Elton John, Serena Williams and others all arrived.

“Meghan looked stunning. Her outfit was perfect for an 11th Century royal castle.

“There will never be another day like this – ever.”

Susan and Sam attended the event with their daughter Lily, 11, and Susan’s parents Liz and Danny Bow.

“It was our second visit to Windsor. We were there with Hamish a few years ago.

“It was a bittersweet day. Hamish was with us all the way.”

Hamish died age eight, from cancer which started in his bones and spread throughout his body.