Amy, when she really was a Child! Essex star tasted fame aged 12, presenting the Queen with bouquet of flowers in Romford

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By Nadia Mendoza

Picture of innocence: Amy Childs (right) poses in school uniform, nine years before she found fame on TOWIE

Long before the vajazzles and 'Shut up!' catchphrase, Amy Childs was just an ordinary teenager in search of fame.

And before falling out of Sugar Hut and Mahiki at 4am, the Essex schoolgirl was rubbing shoulders with royalty in preparation of her future friendships with celebrities.

New pictures have surfaced of fresh-faced Amy greeting the Queen, even presenting Her Majesty with a bouquet of flowers during her only visit to the borough of Havering in the 60 years of her reign.

Dressed in her Raphael Independent School uniform, including a burgundy blazer, grey sweater and even a tie, 12-year-old Amy joined her father Billy at Romford Market's royal celebrations.

Back in March 2003, Billy and fellow flower stall owner Trevor Long travelled to Holland in preparation of the visit to specially select the blooms which Amy and friend Maria Long presented to the Queen.

First taste of fame: Amy greets the Queen in her hometown of Romford during Her Majesty's visit to Essex

While she now dyes her hair electric shades of Jessica Rabbit red, Amy's natural colour is clearly more of a strawberry blonde.

Amy has ridiculed rumours that she is to rejoin the cast of TOWIE, tweeting: '(A tabloid paper) today has confirmed I am going back in TOWIE , this is not true.

Living the dream: Harry Derbidg and Amy film scenes for a Domino's Pizza advert in Brentwood, Essex

Make mine a large! Amy and Harry change back into their ordinary clothes as they leave the branch

'Sorry guys had to be said, just upset that there wrote such lies, always wanna bring you down #imatoughcookie.'

Entrepreneur Amy, 21, also hit back at claims that her Channel 5 show It's All About Amy was axed, saying it was only ever commissioned for one series and she has several other tricks up her sleeve.

The beautician is also hoping to join forces with cousin Harry Derbidge to design a fashion range.

Speaking at the Spring/Summer Kandee Shoes launch earlier this week, Amy told Entertainmentwise: 'Me and Harry, we do everything together, so you never know! We could do a 'his n hers' range.'

The pair will soon star on BBC charity benefit show Let's Dance For Sport Relief, but while Harry has performance art training, Amy has been a little slower picking up the moves.

She said: 'I don't want to spoil the surprise and tell you who we will be impersonating, but it's going to be hilarious. Harry is a brilliant dancer, whereas I'm rubbish!'

Today Harry tweeted: 'On way to rehearsals with @MissAmyChilds woop woop xx'

And yesterday, Harry and Amy filmed an advert for Domino's Pizza at the Brentwood branch.

Then and now: Amy claims she is a Wild Child earlier this week at the Kandee Shoe launch