X Factor judge Ayda Williams has opened up her daughter's starring role in Princess Eugenie's wedding.
The American actress – who is married to Robbie Williams – confessed she was “nervous” to have their daughter, Theodora, involved in Princess Eugenie and Jack Brookbank’s royal wedding, but was “so proud” of how well she behaved.
Ayda said, “As a mum, you are nervous. Is she going to lose it? Is she going to cause chaos? Is there going to be a temper tantrum in front of the Queen?”
The six-year-old was a flower girl for Eugenie, which meant accompanying her down the aisle at Windsor Castle alongside the likes of Prince George and Princess Charlotte in front of guests including the Queen and Meghan Markle. A big pressure, to say the least.
But, despite Ayda’s fears, the 39-year-old added, “She was amazing.”
Theodora is Robbie and Ayda’s eldest child. They’re also parents to Charlton, three, and their newest arrival, Colette – who was born via a surrogate after a “long” and “difficult” road to having another child.
On the chance to become a mother for a third time, Ayda admitted she felt “blessed” after convincing herself it wasn’t going to happen.
“Robbie and I and the kids are over the moon. I didn’t think this would happen and there were times I thought I was gonna lose… and this wasn’t meant to be,” she revealed. “So for her to be here and bless our lives is more than I can put into words.”
In an emotional tribute to their daughter, Ayda explained, “It has been a very long and difficult path to get here, which is why we have kept it on the down low. Family comes in all forms, and this little lady, who is biologically outs, was carried by an incredible surrogate mother, to whom we will be eternally grateful.
“We are over the moon to have this beautiful baby girl in our lives and so blessed that we live in a world which makes this possible.”
Our hearts feel so full!