LOVE Island champion Amber Davies and her mum attended the Not Forgotten Association Annual Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

Some 3,000 old soldiers and young veterans shared their combat stories at the royal event, which had been organised by the Not Forgotten Association, a charity which has been helping ex-servicemen and women combat isolation and loneliness since 1920.

Susan Davies, Amber’s mum, described the opportunity to attend as an honour. The event, which took place on May, 23, was hosted by the Duchess of Gloucester.

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Amber and Susan said they had the most incredible day with the bravest people and their family and friends. Picture: Susan Davies

“We knew about the event a few months ago,” Susan said.

“It was absolutely wonderful and meeting servicemen and women of all ages that have served this country, from all walks of life. It was an honour to attend. When we got there, we walked through Buckingham Palace and it was a real ‘wow’ moment, it is so big.

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Susan with singer Peter Andre, who attended the event with his wife Emily. Picture: Susan Davies

“We went through the grounds to the garden.

"There was about 4,000 people in attendance. They served ice coffee and beautiful scones, cake, strawberries and cream. There was a brass band and it was a beautiful setting with the lake.”

Amber, a former St Asaph Ysgol Glan Clwyd pupil, and Susan enjoyed mingling with celebrity supporters including singer Peter Andre.

They also caught up with a familiar face - Brian Conley and his wife; Brian is currently starring with Denbigh’s Amber in 9 to 5 the Musical.

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A familiar face! Amber and Susan with Brian Conley and his wife. Picture: Susan Davies

Susan added: “Brian is such an amazing man. Whatever the age group, he just knows how to speak to people. We also saw Vanessa Feltz and her husband Ben Ofoedu and Ola and James Jordan.

“Amber was really humbled meeting the servicemen and women from all age groups, from the First World War to recent wars. They were absolutely open and honest. They told us a bit about them and showed us their medals.

“It was incredible and also, to spend time together as mother and daughter.”