The Anonymous Widower

The Day I Shook Hands With The Duke Of Edinburgh

I only met the Duke of Edinburgh once and all we did was shake hands.

The meeting is described in this post called The Day I Met the Queen.

At least I didn’t embarrass myself as I did in another meeting with the Queen, I wrote about in The Day I Stood on the Queen.

I also found this post about the Queen’s relationship with her husband, which I wrote about in The Queen on Industrial Language.

The Duke of Edinburgh, is a man who will be missed and remembered by many.

He certainly did what we all should do! – By his best efforts, he left the world a better place!

May he rest in peace.

April 12, 2021 - Posted by | World | ,

1 Comment »

  1. I met him, and had a short chat with him – about 3 minutes or so. He was nice man, very polite, and listened to what people where saying. There were about 10 of us, and after he spoken to me, and worked his way along the line, one of the people mentioned that she was a college studying OT, as I had said I was. He turned round so could see u both and asked if we knew each other, which we did. However, the question most people wanted to know afterwards was “what were the toilets like” and a couple of people asked I could bring them home a piece of toilet paper. People are strange. This was 45 years ago, when the palace was invited guests were the only people who went in there – not open to public as parts are now. I was 18, getting my DoE Gold Award, and I remember the paintings on the walls being the originals, and looking so much different than pictures I had seen of them. And the beautiful room we were in, and the balcony where the band was playing. I was proud to be there and didnt care about what the toilets were like!

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | April 12, 2021 | Reply

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