Second-chance rose: senior gets to deliver royal flowers 72 years late

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CALGARY - An Alberta woman has finally had her brush with royalty — after missing her first chance more than seven decades ago.

Frances Miller of Medicine Hat presented red roses to Kate just before the duchess boarded a plane with her husband, Prince William, to leave Calgary.

Miller was nine when she was chosen to present flowers to Queen Elizabeth, mother of the current monarch.

Elizabeth was with her husband, King George, on a cross-Canada train trip that was supposed to stop in Miller's hometown in southern Alberta, but never did.

Miller, now 81, finally got her royal moment after the Medicine Hat newspaper campaigned to add her to the couple's itinerary.

Will and Kate chatted with Miller on the tarmac.

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