ONE Huddersfield grandmother has already met the Queen after coming face-to-face with her quite by chance.
Even now Susan Farrington, of School Lane, Berry Brow, still can't believe she met her quite unexpectedly.
Susan was strolling through the grounds of Balmoral Castle in Scotland with her family in May, 1999, when they saw a woman with some corgis in the distance.
Susan was with husband Ken, son Richard, daughter-in-law Sandra and grandsons Jack and Tom.
They discussed if it was the Queen and they decided she was walking far too fast, so it couldn't be her!
The family then split up and Susan was with Richard when the Queen walked out from behind a rhododendron bush.
Susan says she was lost for words. She did not know whether to curtsey or speak - but the Queen said: "Good morning, nice to see the back of the bad weather."
Susan said: "I blurted out something about wild flowers and the Queen replied: `Yes, they are beautiful at this time of year.' "
"Even now I still can't believe I met her."
Susan later wrote to the Queen about the incident and got a letter from a lady-in-waiting at Windsor Castle.