It's changed our lives, says mum who took royal photos

It’s changed our lives, says mum who took royal photos

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The mum who took a once-in-a-lifetime photograph of four beaming royals on Christmas Day says it has changed her and her daughter Rachel’s lives.

“My phone will ring at work and I have to say to my colleagues, ‘oh it’s just my agent’, Karen Anvil, who works at a hospital in Watlington, Norfolk, said.

“Obviously they think it’s hilarious, but I feel so silly.”

She had posted a photo of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle together at Sandringham.

She says that more than 50 publications around the world have since contacted her asking to use the photograph, including in Canada, Spain, Italy, American and Japan.

The photo even starred on the front cover of a January edition of Hello magazine in the UK.

“There’s a picture of me and Rachel in Hello too – that’s the one I was happiest about. It couldn’t get any better than that,” she said.

“I’ve had some offers to do work but they’re just too cringe, to be honest. Some friends have told me I should do Gogglebox.

“It’s not really for me though”.

Ms Anvil said her income alone from two jobs supports her family: “I’m a single mum, so I welcome this boost for us.

“This photo will form part of history, and any parent would take this opportunity to provide for their children.”

On Christmas Day, Ms Anvil told the BBC she hoped to fund her daughter’s university education from the image sales. -BBC

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