Tooloola State High School’s Jordanna Wale and Bradley Fuller got to speak to the Duchess of Cambridge during a reception in Brisbane.
Tooloola State High School’s Jordanna Wale and Bradley Fuller got to speak to the Duchess of Cambridge during a reception in Brisbane. Rae Wilson

Kate stuns as teenagers relish their brush with royals

THE nerves began to set in as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's arrival was imminent.

But two Gladstone school students said Prince William and his wife Catherine put the room immediately at ease from the moment they began addressing their 200 guests.

Jordanna Wale and Bradley Fuller, from Tooloola State High School, flew in especially for the occasion in Brisbane on Saturday along with drought-affected farmers, sportspeople, charity workers and others.

"I just shook Kate's hand and said hello to her because she had to keep going with so many people wanting to talk to her," Jordanna said.

"She was absolutely stunning. She just seems like an absolutely beautiful person. 

Children present flowers to the Duchess of Cambridge at Amberley Air Force base.
Children present flowers to the Duchess of Cambridge at Amberley Air Force base.

"I wasn't sure what to expect, I was like 'what are these people going to be like?', but she was absolutely lovely. I really wanted to see George."

Baby George did not make the journey from Sydney for the royal Queensland visit.

Bradley said getting to meet Kate face to face was a great experience, even if he only got to say hello.

"It was kind of nerve-wracking at first but once it started it was fine," he said.

Jordanna said: "I was really nervous but once they came out and started talking to everyone, it was really good".

The pair said they only learned they had been invited in the past fortnight when their principal told them, but they did not know why they had been chosen.



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