Meeting the Queen proved to be a little too much for a nine-year-old boy in the UK.
Nathan Grant was lining up with his parents, singer David Grant and TV presenter Carrie Grant, at an event at the Coram children’s charity in London.
The Queen made her way down the line and when she reached the Grants, mum Carrie said to the Queen, “This is our adopted son”.
It was at that exact moment that Nathan decided to bail on the meet and greet. He crouched down on the ground and then crawled away from the crowd into a nearby room where he yelled, “Bye!’
Queen Elizabeth laughed awkwardly as Carrie joked, “That’s his version of a bow”.
Nathan is one of the Grant’s four children, all of whom have special needs.
They adopted Nathan, who has ADHD and attachment issues, when he was two years old.
Carrie and David previously spoke to Hello magazine about the challenges of raising kids with special needs and detailed how a group of parents once petitioned to get Nathan kicked out of his school.
“Like a lot of adopted children, Nathan found it difficult to express all the turmoil that was going on inside his head so he’d have outbursts when he’d hit out, which was difficult for other children in the class,” Carrie told Hello.
“We’ve always had good relationships with other mums and dads in the school, so it hurt. Walking through the school gate was difficult, having eye contact. Usually I wouldn’t think twice about it, I’d be, ‘Hi, everyone!’ This time it felt like, ‘Hi everyone! You all hate my child! Sorry I’m here!’
“Part of me wanted to apologise because Nathan had caused harm. But I didn’t know who I was meant to apologise to.”
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