Tag Archives: Queen Elizabeth II

Mrs Thatcher goes to the loo (Rousse)

I came face-to-face with a giant Spitting Image style Mrs Thatcher dressed in grey tweed. Just beyond her, shuffling along in a blue dress, was the Queen. It looked like Mrs Thatcher wanted to go the the ladies’ lavatory. I … Continue reading

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Meeting a metal-framed monarch mother at the New York mausoleum (Rousse)

I was auditioning for the role of mistress of an American millionaire. A small Jewish Italian New Yorker appeared to have taken a fancy to me so I did my best to impress him by spending the afternoon with his … Continue reading

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Long-dead grandmother turns up in Queen’s bedroom (Rousse)

My parents’ vast house was designated the most appropriate venue for the 18th and 21st birthday celebrations of my niece and nephew. The first arrivals – a bunch of gorgeous young men in dinner suits who had travelled up from … Continue reading

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Queen’s safety comprised by ‘sleepover break-in’ at Grey Gables (Rousse)

We were all invited to Grey Gables for New Year’s Eve so I didn’t think it would make much difference if we arrived a day early. Surely Peggy Woolley wouldn’t mind? We walked past the gardeners who were planting up … Continue reading

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Queen and Duke of Edinburgh spend Christmas with commoners in Northumberland (Rousse)

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh decided to break with tradition and spend Christmas away from Sandringham. Instead of surrounding themselves with members of their own family, the royal couple accepted an invitation to celebrate the festivities at my … Continue reading

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Queen and Archbishop of Canterbury join forces to bless new university campus (Rousse)

I unfurled the parchment invitation from the Queen and the Archbishop of Canterbury. The pleasure of my company, and that of TPR, was requested at the service to bless the new campus. I prayed that TPR would join me on … Continue reading

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Queen meets her great-great grandmother in holographic form (Rousse)

We all knew that BB had been working on something rather special. I was excited to be the first to discover the output of his secret project. BB unlocked the massive door to the St Andrew Square house and I … Continue reading

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Thirsty Queen congratulates academic on latest leg of jubilee tour (Rousse)

For security reasons the date of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee visit to campus had been kept a closely guarded secret. It was a complete coincidence that I happened to come into the office on that particular day at the height … Continue reading

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Beckham crisis for HRH Queen Elizabeth II (Rousse)

It was a constitutional crisis. The Queen herself conveyed the disappointing news to a bewildered nation: contrary to popular belief, David and Victoria Beckham were not legally married.

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Good enough for Sting and Trudie, Jeremy and Sinéad, and even the Queen – but not good enough for Rousse

When I signed up for a “small celebration” I didn’t expect a whole week away on a cruise ship. However, such was the excitement amongst the female colleagues who had organised it that I felt that I couldn’t back out. … Continue reading

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