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Royal invite for Sefton foster carer couple

Two selfless foster carers from Sefton are on their way to Windsor as special guests of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

Southport couple Dawn Butterworth and Louise Todd have been foster carers in Sefton for six years and in that time have worked tirelessly to care for 24 children across the borough.

It is their hard work, dedication and love of their role which has seen the duo nominated by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside to be special guests at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19.

Partners Dawn and Louise will spend the day at Windsor Castle where they will be able to listen to a live broadcast of the ceremony and watch the departure of the Bride and Groom’s Carriage Procession.

The Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Dave Robinson, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to meet with Dawn and Louise ahead of their once in a lifetime experience!

“They have been foster carers for Sefton since 2012 and have cared for lots of children in that time – from babies to teenagers!

“The care Dawn and Louise have provided over the years has been exemplary to say the least and the impact they have had on positively shaping children’s futures is invaluable.

“Like all our foster carers Dawn and Louise are passionate about the children they care for and go above and beyond.

“To have been given this honour shows just how much Dawn and Louise have done for fostering in the borough.”

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle takes place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, from 12pm on Saturday, May 19.