Shirleen Allicot shares her personal connection to Queen Elizabeth II

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ABC Eyewitness News Reporter Shirleen Allicot shared her personal connection to Queen Elizabeth II as she continues to cover the 10-day mourning process of the late royal.

LONDON (WABC) -- ABC Eyewitness News Anchor Shirleen Allicot shared her personal connection to Queen Elizabeth II, as she continues to cover the queen's final journey in the United Kingdom.

In 1966, Queen Elizabeth II visited British Guyana, and Allicot's very own mother was chosen to meet the queen as a school girl.

Her mother described the queen as "beautiful and gracious," and meeting her is a moment she'll never forget.

Allicot was also born in Guyana after the country became a member of the Commonwealth and is grateful to be able to represent her family while the world says its final goodbyes to the monarch.

You can watch more of her account in the video player above.

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