It’s taken a while for us to get hold of the official photos taken of when Vinnie and Auntie Jan went to Clarence House for a special reception for some of the volunteers and performers who were part of the London 201 Olympic Games. …… They weren’t allowed to take pictures of their own, no doubt for reasons of robust national security and we think, the prevention of rogue pictures of Prince Charles’s ringed copy of The Radio Times (highlighting the programmes he wants to watch) and Camilla’s knitting and Malteser stash (hidden surreptitiously behind a cushion) being published on the internet.
Vinnie said he was very nervous in “a waiting to meet royalty type nature”, so, to be honest, the smoked salmon and roast beef and horseradish comestible canapés he was offered got a little stuck in his throat ….. and he was also frightened to have a drink for fearing that he may have to ask the butler or a footman where he could “avail” himself of a wee.
However, when his turn came to be presented, he said he stood erect and then bowed very deeply ….. He said that Camilla was LOVELY and smaller than he thought she would be …. and she held his hand for far longer than he had expected, and said that he was “Adorable!” Royalty don’t usually touch “common people”, but Camilla had a good look at his accreditation and all of his badges …… Vinnie said he was quite giddy when she had finished!