He was selected by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson as one of two children who would "represent the future" of the Ottawa community at the historic event. Mayor Watson met Kellen at the opening of a local community centre, andasked him if he'd be willing to join himwhen he met the couple on June 30.
"He's a very bright young boy and very active in his community, he's in the choir and plays sports," said Watson to theOttawa Sun. "I thought he would get a kick out of meeting (them)."
Kellen is restricted to a wheelchair for much of his mobility due to his cerebral palsy, but that doesn't stop him from remaining upbeat and active. When not greeting royals, heswitches from wheelchair to bikefor his commute to school and has spoken on a children's program about what children with disabilities can do.
Adding royal greeter to the list of things Kellen can do has the boy very excited. In aradio interview with CBC Ottawa, he explained how happy he was to be chosen, and was especially thrilled to meet Princess Catherine. Kellen's only worry was figuring out what to call them, debating if "your greatesty" would do.
As if meeting Will and Kate wasn't special enough, Kellen lent his own special touch to the occasion - hepicked out the flowers for Kate himself, selecting mostly purple blossoms, his favourite colour.