The Anonymous Widower

A Comment On The Obituary Of Sir Archie Lamb In The Times

In The Times today, there is an obituary of diplomat; Sir Archie Lamb.

This is one of the comments.

My husband comments: ‘When Lamb was knighted, he said to the Queen “may I ask something, Ma’am?” She replied “as one of my ambassadors, you may ask me anything” “ in that case, may I be knighted as Archie Lamb? I hate my given name, Albert.” “Ah,” said the Queen, “though you can change your family name, you cannot change your given name. But I can. Arise Sir Archie.” Archie told me the story, long long ago. Se non e vero, e ben trovato.’



November 2, 2021 - Posted by | World | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. What a lovely story. I prefer to believe the anecdote is true.It shows humanity.

    Comment by Ronald Collins | November 2, 2021 | Reply

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