Classical star Laura Wright has some exciting news to share exclusively with HELLO!. The famous mezzo-soprano is thrilled to announce that she has given birth to her new baby.
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Laura, who is a firm favourite of the Queen and the royal family, welcomed the adorable addition to her family on 5 June, Jubilee Day.
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The little one was due at the end of the May but decided to make an entrance into the world in regal fashion on this historic date.
"Well, the long wait was all worth it. We are so in love!" new mum Laura, who lives in Norfolk with her husband, mobility coach and former rugby union player Harry Rowland, 35, and their two-year-old daughter Ottilie, told us.
The 31-year-old singer, who helped kick-start the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall earlier this year, told us ahead of the birth: “I’m very excited – and slightly terrified – at the thought of having two little ones running around. I keep wondering: ‘What will this little person be like?’ “Ottilie loves music and dancing, and I hope our new arrival does, too.
Laura shared her wonderful news with HELLO!
“We’re all looking forward to summer together, and seeing family and friends,” she added.
Laura, who has sung for Her Majesty to celebrate events such as her 90th birthday and Diamond Jubilee, recalled how she has met the monarch in person several times.
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“At Buckingham Palace she told me she couldn’t imagine ever being able to sing like me – so I offered to give her singing lessons. I’ve never been taken up on it, though.
“Another time, after I performed the national anthem after a horse parade at Windsor Castle, I was asked if I’d like to meet Her Majesty.
“So, I jumped into the golf buggy that was driving us around the back of the castle, and because there was sand on the ground, took off my sandals to run to the line-up in time. But when I realised that the Queen mustn’t know I’m shaking hands with her in my bare feet, I threw the sandals behind me out of sight.”
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