Every member of the British Royal Family champions several various causes of which they are passionate about. It is quite good luck when someone has an opportunity to meet a member of the family and get a few moments to share their stories; Becky Ramsey was one such person.
On Thursday, Princess Eugenie and her father, Prince Andrew, were at Buckingham Palace for the Garden Party for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA). Becky from Chorley, Lancashire also attended and got a chance to meet Princess Eugenie.
She attended the event on behalf of her 13-year-old son Dylan who drowned nearly six years ago in a swimming accident. Since his death, she has campaigned tirelessly for stronger water safety education and changes to the current laws. Dylan was swimming in a quarry when he drowned. Becky even received one-on-one time with the Princess where she told her son’s story.
She told 2BR, a local radio station, before the event: “I’ll know Eugenie and Prince Andrew know my story and about Dylan.
“Dylan will be watching down with a little smile on his face, knowing he’s made it to royalty.”
She did not know whether the Princess would take her story and run with it, but she continued, saying: “If Princess Eugenie takes my campaign to heart – who knows.
“It would be brilliant if she did this and that and backed us. We just don’t know what’s going to happen.
“I’d like to think that she’d always remember mine and Dylan’s story.”
During the interview, Becky also said that Dylan is the driving force behind everything she has done the last five plus years. She thinks he would love to see all she has done in his name.
“I think he’d be so overwhelmed just like me – and he’d be so proud of me.
“Just like I’m proud that his name will always be in history; I’ve done what I set out to do.
“He won’t be forgotten; he didn’t die in vain – and that’s what I’ve always wanted.
“He was too special to just live and die.”