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Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by kazzzz on 20 February 2009 11:49pm
 
Anyone?
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by johnnythemonkey on 20 February 2009 11:59pm
 
Funny you should say that. As I was just saying to Princess Anne on Wednesday.....................
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by peripatetically on 21 February 2009 12:07am
 
How recent do you mean, Kaz? Is 1989 too long ago? lol
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by sighthound on 21 February 2009 1:22am
 
Nothing at all recent but at the Olympics in Los Angeles, I worked as a groom for a friend exhibiting Welsh ponies in the "Parade of Breeds" entertainment part of the equestrian events. Another exhibitor was the Budweiser Clydesdales and one day they let Prince Phillip drive them and I got to meet him. Driving a team like that is far from easy but he did it very well and seemed to be having the time of his life. The Royal Family seems to be at their best around horses.
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by kazzzz on 21 February 2009 1:56am
 
1989 is fine!!
I created this thread coz a certain Scottish person lives next to a museum which has been closed for ages and has reopened and Princess Anne was there for a visit a couple of days ago. That certain Scottish person was laughing about it and THEN went and saw her and took a photo! I knew he was a monarchist at heart ;)
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by sighthound on 21 February 2009 2:15am
 
So are you going to weigh in, johnny?

Princess Anne is another one who proves my point about the Royal Family being at their best around horses. I never took the Royal Family seriously (mainly because my dreadful grandmother insisted I should but that's a long story) until I saw Anne take that awful fall in her Olympic bid and then get back on and complete the course for her team. That took a whole lotta guts.
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by kazzzz on 21 February 2009 2:22am
 
I saw the Queen and Big Phil when I was about 8, they came for a visit and thousands upon thousands of school kids packed a park where they drove through, doing the wave in a convertible. It was the highlight of my life at that point (hey I was only young) and we were all given a little square of fabric to wave in either red, white or blue. Mine was white. I got an ace picture of the Queen's arm waving. That's all I got, her arm.
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by Spursfan on 21 February 2009 10:46am
 
My husband was a part-time Peripatetic Youth and Community Worker (means he worked in different Youth Centres or Clubs, usually doing crafts with them or something) and also did another couple of nights a week based in a Youth and Community Centre. During 'International Youth Year' (1985) Princess Anne came to Staffs, think it was Shugborough Hall, and of course the Youth and Community Service put on displays, of which the husband's Y & CC did a craft display I think. He met Princess Anne (though we are both anti-Royals) and was impressed by her.

[I stopped at home to watch U2 on Live Aid as it was the same day!!]

Then in the 1990s, a new Community Centre was opened in Newcastle, Staffs to which we [I worked in the HQ of Staffordshire County Council Youth and Community Service] were all invited. I had been heavily involved with the new centre, even down to ordering the teaspoons and plates! The husband was there again with the Youth Centre, this time doing an outdoor display.

The royal this time was Princess Alexandra and I managed to get a photo of her coming down some stairs. [Also I thought what a deep voice she had!!]. Sadly she didn't go onto the field to see the display, much to my husband's annoyance (not for himself, but for all the youth members who were bitterly disappointed and had rehearsed and rehearsed).

Then a couple of years ago, the queen visited Stafford and County Buildings, where my husband worked in his full-time job. He had to liaise with the police etc and was the last person to leave the building the night before the visit. He had his photo taken, with his team, with the royal ensign, which was sent to County Buildings to fly when Liz arrived. The security arrangements, you would not believe. He also had to make sure that once Liz had signed the book, one of his team whisked it away so no-one else signed it or anything. I can't believe, for someone who is anti-royalist, how excited he was!! He had to have his team stationed on the stairway in County Buildings (which, incidentally, has a gorgeous Turkish carpet - the original was given by the Turkish government in the 19th Century and has just been replaced) and as Liz went past him she said good morning.

My Mum always said that when I was a baby the queeen visited Stafford, and as the car went past, she lifted me out of the pram and the queen waved.

Oh and I have just remembered. In 1980 we visited Tunisia. The queen made an official visit at the same time and Britannia was moored in the harbour. One day we visited a place called Kairouan (from which we get the word 'Caravan')- we just caught a long-distance bus. On the way back, our bus had pull in to the side and stop, to allow the queen's car to race past! What a cheek!

:)
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by johnnythemonkey on 21 February 2009 1:41pm
 
You're always a woman of few words Anne.:)
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by peripatetically on 21 February 2009 1:53pm
 
I saw Queenie in her green car and Fergie a while later, the same day. I am guessing it was 1989, but it's been so long ago....
 
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