River Hebert woman excited for Royal Wedding

Raissa Tetanish
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Pam Harrison shows off some pictures and letters from a handmade quilt made in Amherst that she delivered to Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana for their son's first birthday in 1983. Harrison plans on taking in as much of William's wedding to Kate Middleton as she can on Friday. Raissa Tetanish - Amherst Daily News

RIVER HEBERT - Pam Harrison can't wait for the Royal Wedding.

Especially because the River Hebert woman delivered a handmade quilt to Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana for the groom's first birthday.

The quilt, which was started by two Cumberland County women, was open for the public to work on at the Amherst Centre Mall, where Harrison was the manager at the time.

"I can't remember if it was eight or 12 stitches to the inch, but after the person left, if it wasn't right, the ladies would take it out," said Harrison. "They were fussy, because after all it was going to the Prince."

Once the quilt was completely finished, then Premier John Buchanan invited Harrison to Shelburne in June of 1983 to deliver the quilt to Wililam's parents.

"It was for his first birthday and it was the first time Lady Di had left Wales for a trip to Canada."

Since she was a young girl, Harrison has had a fascination with the Royal Family and Harrison said she will be glued to the television when the broadcasting starts at 3 a.m.

"I bought a hat to wear with my pyjamas," she said with a laugh.

Organizations: Royal Wedding

Geographic location: River Hebert, Cumberland County, Wales Canada

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