• A Right Royal Affair!

    And what a knees-up it was!

    To begin at the beginning (and apologies for my late accounting of the Queen's visit but one was exhausted!)

    Our wonderful local airline Aurigny very generously flew both the Queen and Prince Charles to the island on Thursday where they were greeted by beautiful sunshine (and an awful lot of security measures but that's another story!) The Guernsey Press photographer managed to get some good shots of us outside the plane and a great one of the Queen arriving with her duty free purchases!

    Going through security in order to get 'airside' proved interesting, especially when my Prince of Wales feather brooch set the alarms off!

    On Friday morning we were guests on local BBC Radio with the lovely JKT and seemed to keep the listeners amused with stories of our strange lookey-likey lives. You can tune in here if you missed it. (We come in at about 1 hr 38 mins)

    In the evening the Queen and I were picked up by taxi. It was only then that I realised that it would have been sensible to warn the poor driver who he was picking up as he nearly had a coronary in our drive-way! Needless to say we had to have our photos taken in all our glory.

    We arrived at the venue (the wonderful St James', now a concert-hall,) which had been beautifully adorned both inside and out for the evening. We three royals put a smile on a few faces when the guests started to arrive and our local photographer, the amazing Chris George, took oodles of brilliant photos that you can see here. Many of the guests had really gone to town with their dress and there was much red, white and blue in the way of fancy waistcoats and bow-ties. However, my absolute favourite had to be a gentleman who came dressed as a pillar-box who seemed to remain inside it for the entire evening. Quite how he got to eat his meal I'm not sure unless he had it posted through the slot mouthful by mouthful!

    The Queen was asked to sit with the generous sponsors, Investec, and Charles and I were with the lovely Priaulxs and other racing enthusiasts (not to mention Jenson Button's manager: well I had to drop that one in didn't I?)

    Now I have to embarrass myself by confessing that I know not a thing about motor racing. I switched off after James Hunt retired and haven't paid much attention since then. So when Andy asked me, on camera, what I thought of the shiny car parked outside the venue I was a little non-plussed! Well, it was black, and shiny and well, er.......... I actually preferred the red one!

    So, we had a wonderful evening and, what is more important, saw the charity The Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation raise more than £15000 thanks to the very generous prizes that had been donated and the equally generous bids made by the guests. I do hope that I can do more to help such a brilliant cause.

    Below are some of the photos to record the Royal visit. More to follow folks! (Oh, and I forgot to mention giving yet another taxi driver a coronary on the way home!)

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