Prince William's nanny Araceli “Lillie” Piccio from Bacolod City, Philippines has received an invitation to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton to be held on April 29 at the Westminster Abbey, United Kingdom.
Piccio or "Miss Lillie" as she was addressed by Princess Diana during her stay at the Buckingham Palace where she served as nanny to Prince William and Prince Harry, said she has already prepared a message for the Royal couple on their wedding day.
"Congratulations, best wishes to both of you. May the good Lord bless and keep you always and I will tell them also my wishes and prayers for them to have many children". These are some of Miss Lillie's messages for the couple.
Miss Lillie, who is a nurse from the Philippines stayed with Princess Diana's household for 14 years as nanny to Prince William and Prince Harry. She left Buckingham after Lady Di died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.
The last time Miss Lillie saw Prince William and Harry was in 2002 during the wake of Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II.
Philstar.com's Ricky Lo in his "Funfare" column, came up with some of Miss Lillie's unforgettable moments with the Royal family especially with Princess Di.
Miss Lillie shared her experience with Ricky Lo about her first meeting with the Royal couple and her impression about Princess Diana during her years of being part of the Royal household.
“I didn’t know I was going to work with Princess Diana and Prince Charles until the next day when I was brought to the Kensington Palace,” said Lillie, a gracious and graceful lady you’ll fall in love with at first meeting. “
The Lord Chamberlain walked with me to an apartment within the Royal Compound. When I looked closely at the sign at the gate, I froze. It says, PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES’ APARTMENT. It was only then that I learned who my master and mistress would be.”
When Miss Lillie left the Royal household after the death Princess Diana, Price William who was then 16 years of age told Lillie, “When I get married, I will take you back.”. Read Ricky Lo's full article here
Miss Lillie is reportedly the only Filipino invited to attend the Royal wedding.