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Princess Charlotte smiles as she was handed a plastic flamingo by a wheelchair user at Sandringham

Tickled pink! Unseen photos show Princess Charlotte smiling as she was handed a plastic flamingo by a wheelchair user at Sandringham (as shy Prince George looks on)

  • Princess Charlotte, four, joined her parents for church on Christmas Day 
  • The princess was handed a plastic flamingo by royal fan Gemma Clark, 39
  • New photos from Gemma’s mother, Pam, shows a delighted Charlotte smiling
  • Her six-year-old brother Prince George is seen holding Prince William’s hand

Sweet unseen photos show Princess Charlotte smiling as she was handed a gift outside church on Christmas Day. 

The four-year-old royal was given a £1.50 pink plastic flamingo by royal fan Gemma Clark, 39, as she left St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate.

Photos shared on the day showed the interaction from behind, with Charlotte leaning into hug Gemma, who was in a wheelchair. The heart-warming pictures were published around the world. 

However these new images, shared by Gemma’s mother, Pam, show the princess’s smiling face for the first time. 

Unseen photos show Princess Charlotte smiling as she was handed a gift outside church on Christmas Day, pictured. The royal was given a pink plastic flamingo by royal fan Gemma Clark

A second image taken by Pam Clark shows the Duchess of Cambridge speaking to Gemma, who has cerebral palsy and travelled from Long Sutton in Lincolnshire to see the royal family

A second image taken by Pam Clark shows the Duchess of Cambridge speaking to Gemma, who has cerebral palsy and travelled from Long Sutton in Lincolnshire to see the royal family

Photos shared on the day showed the interaction from behind, with Charlotte leaning into hug Gemma, who was in a wheelchair, pictured. The pictures were published around the world.

Photos shared on the day showed the interaction from behind, with Charlotte leaning into hug Gemma, who was in a wheelchair, pictured. The pictures were published around the world.

Prince George, six, who was shyer during the meet-and-greet, is seen looking on as his sister received the present. 

Gemma, who has cerebral palsy, travelled from Long Sutton in Lincolnshire to see the royal family and was thrilled to get a thank you hug from Princess Charlotte. 

Gemma was given the inflatable flamingo, named Felicity, for her birthday and took it to different places and recorded its travels in a scrapbook. 

She decided to pass the flamingo onto Charlotte after the princess made a beeline for it after the church service. 

Prince George, six, who was shyer during the meet-and-greet, is seen looking on as his sister received the present. Pictured, smartly dressed George holding his father's hand

Prince George, six, who was shyer during the meet-and-greet, is seen looking on as his sister received the present. Pictured, smartly dressed George holding his father’s hand

Prince William, 37, spoke to Gemma, who said she was 'delighted' to meet the royal family. George, Charlotte and even William (pictured) appeared taken with the pink flamingo

Prince William, 37, spoke to Gemma, who said she was ‘delighted’ to meet the royal family. George, Charlotte and even William (pictured) appeared taken with the pink flamingo

The Duchess of Cambridge guided her daughter after Gemma gave her Felicity the flamingo. Gemma had received the inflatable toy as a gift for her birthday but gave it to the princess

The Duchess of Cambridge guided her daughter after Gemma gave her Felicity the flamingo. Gemma had received the inflatable toy as a gift for her birthday but gave it to the princess

Gemma was delighted when George and Charlotte both hugged her.  

‘It made my day,’ she said at the time. ‘I’ve never seen the royal family, ever. This is my first time at Sandringham and I would love to do it again.’ 

Taking to her royal duties with aplomb, Princess Charlotte also greeted twins Thomas and Theresa Richman, nine, who were delighted when they presented the Cambridges with flowers. 

Taking to her royal duties with aplomb, Princess Charlotte gave Gemma a hug outside church

Taking to her royal duties with aplomb, Princess Charlotte gave Gemma a hug outside church

The sweet moment, pictured, was captured on camera and published around the world

The sweet moment, pictured, was captured on camera and published around the world

Princess Charlotte and Prince George delighted fans by joining their parents at church

Princess Charlotte and Prince George delighted fans by joining their parents at church

The siblings, who suffer from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, were able to secure a place in front of the main crowds in their wheelchairs and spoke to both George and Charlotte. 

Their overjoyed mother told The Daily Telegraph: ‘It was absolutely stunning – I survived breast cancer six years ago so to still be here and see that today with the children was absolutely tremendous.

‘I think this has made our Christmas and made our year, it was a real honour to meet them all.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk