A brave Epsom girl has become the envy of celebrities and millions of others around the world after receiving a special invitation to the royal wedding.

Hermione Sutton, who turns seven on Sunday, was among the lucky few to receive a special invite to Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day after mum Helen applied for tickets to an area reserved for disabled guests.

The princess-obsessed six-year-old, who attends Eastwick School in Bookham, suffers from Prader-Willi Syndrome, a genetic disorder which the brave youngster has suffered from birth and means she finds it hard to walk or stand for long periods.

But Helen, 41, said both she and her daughter couldn't wait to get to Westminster Abbey for the April 29 ceremony and get a special view of the celebrations.

She said: "It was just so unexpected. We were planning on going up there to try and see the wedding anyway, so I went online to find out where you could view it from, but then noticed there was a special section you could apply for.

"I never expected us to be given tickets but then, on March 31, we got an email invite.

"If I'm honest, I thought it was a hoax and definitely would have if it had arrived a day later, on April 1."

But after investigating, Helen discovered her daughter really was set to fulfil her dream.

"We've been buzzing ever since," said Helen, who volunteers for a range of charities in the Epsom area, including the British Heart Foundation, the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association and Cancer Research UK.

"I have to say I am a big fan of the Royal Family. We had a party for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and went to Diana's funeral. Hermione is a huge fan of princesses of course so we're getting right into the spirit of it all.

"We'll be taking flowers, cameras, autograph books, and I can honestly say there will be more pictures taken that day than in the past year or more."

However, the rest of the College Road family, made up of Helen's husband Mike, 41, daughter Tabitha, four and nine-year-old son George, have made other plans for the special day.

"Mike, who is completely not bothered by the whole thing, plans to take everyone else to Legoland as he is convinced it will be empty that day," Helen explained.

Hermione, however, will certainly not miss her siblings or her father as she bids for a glimpse of a real-life princess.

"We're so excited, we did have the chance to sit inside Westminster Abbey but I think it will be better outside," Helen added.

"Hermione will get more of a chance to see Posh and Becks and lots of famous people coming in.

"And we'll make sue we record the whole thing so we can watch it when we get back."

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