Friday, 28 September 2012

Arise Sir Lord Vinnie, Or - When Vinnie Went To Clarence House …….

Vinnie meets camillaIt’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.
Reception at Clarence House 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.
Vinnie and CamillaHowever, 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!
Auntie Jan and CamillaIt was a most wonderful occasion, Auntie Jan and Vinnie don’t have a clue how they came to be invited, but are just very glad that they were, …. they embraced and squeezed the occasion for all it was worth …. because it’s something that will probably never happen to them again……

8 comments:

Mr.D said...

Wow. Well done Auntie Jan and Vinnie. What a wonderful day out.

MorningAJ said...

Didn't she share the Maltesers? Naughty Camilla!

Vinnie looks very smart though.

Di said...

How fabulous, now why did I find a tear rolling down my cheek here?! Could have been the non-sharing of the Maltesers but I suspect it was a huge well of pride for our Vinnie and Auntie Jan, brilliant!

Hugs, Di xx

Anonymous said...

What an honour! JantheFan x

Debbie said...

What lovely photos and what lovely memories Vinnie and Auntie Jan have. Hugs Debbie x

Angie said...

Wow ...how amazing was that ...what a memory.xx

Anonymous said...

Great day for one and all to see Vinnie and Auntie Jan at such a super event being recognized in a very Royal manner for their dedication and outstanding service ...Auntie Jan looking sooo happy and officially Olympic ....Vinnie looking very much the Olympic spirit personified in a very handsomely impressive way...they do look in their element ......Love the picture whoever took it!!Dianne

Sarah S said...

Brilliant! We're all so proud!