A HARD-WORKING mother-of-two is overjoyed after she was invited to celebrate the jubilee with the Royal Family.
Sharin Baldwin, 36, received the invitation to attend a lunch with the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and other high profile members of the family at Westminster Hall on Tuesday.
Mrs Baldwin, who lives in Newlyn Gardens, works for the NHS and was invited by the Worshipful Company of Curriers, who awarded her a health care bursary in 2004.
The mother-of-two and doctorate student said: “I was overjoyed when I found out. I saw the email and had to read it a number of times to make sure I understood what it actually said. I rang my husband straight away as I had to tell someone what was happening.”
The lunch will take place at Westminster Hall and is part of a weekend full of celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will also attend the event.
Mrs Baldwin, who also has the title of Queen’s Nurse, which was set up by Queen Victoria to mark her Golden Jubilee, said: “I am very excited, I have just bought my dress.
“It seems like a once in a lifetime honour to be going and I am absolutely thrilled. To be part of something like this is great and I am really looking forward to it.”
The nurse and midwife by background now works at Harrow Community Services part-time while studying for a doctorate in nursing at King’s College and is mum to Sian, four, and Isabel, one.
The former Bentley Wood High School and Weald College, now Harrow College, student said: “Sian knows that something special is happening and keeps asking if I am going to meet the actual Queen and she has heard me talk about it a lot.”
The Worshipful Company of Curriers are one of 108 livery companies in London and specialises in the leather trade.
It awards bursaries and is heavily involved with charities.
Mrs Baldwin, who has also been awarded the Freedom of the City of London, said: “Without the Curries I would not have been able to do the work that I did and I would not be going. They do an incredible amount of work for charity.”