I forgot to mention that we saw Prince Harry on Thursday morning. We were on our way out of the city, bound for Darlington. On Netherthorpe Road we spotted police motorcycle outriders in the opposite lanes of the dual carriageway. Their blue lights were flashing and they were followed by three black cars.
In the middle car - a Range Rover - there was Prince Harry in an open-necked white shirt with a grey blazer. He was chatting with somebody else in the back of the vehicle and he was on his way to Sheffield Children's Hospital to officially open a new wing.
The strange thing is that Prince Harry did not see me. I thought he would have been looking across at our side of the road just in case I happened to be sitting there in my luxury South Korean automobile (aka Clint). Okay we did not have motorcycle outriders with flashing lights but surely Prince Harry should have been looking our way - just in case he saw me. He might not get a better opportunity in the rest of his life.
I saw Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Hull in the late nineteen fifties. I waved a little union jack flag with hundreds of other children but The Queen had a special wave just for me and for a tiny segment of a second our eyes connected.
In the late sixties I met The Queen Mother - Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. I was representing East Yorkshire youth clubs at an anniversary reception for The National Association of Youth Clubs. I shook her white gloved hand and we conversed for what seemed like five minutes. She was most charming and made me feel at ease. I was only fifteen.
But no - Prince Harry did not see me. When he reads this blogpost he will surely be mortified.
I am so waiting for your selfieReplyDelete
But I have never taken a selfie in my life as I do not own a mobile phone.Delete
I am suitably impressed. He is a very good looking man. I can't believe he didn't see you.ReplyDelete
He may need to visit and optician.Delete
Ah, yes, he'll be sorry! lolReplyDelete
Diana's and Charles' boys have grown into fine men.
Some say that Harry had a different father.Delete
That has been pretty much debunked - and based all on his red hair, which is a Spencer trait. You don't listen to gossip, do you, YP??Delete
Me? No way! Did you hear about the bishop and the actress?Delete
Aw come on. You can't let your self get bent out of shape just because the guy doesn't see you!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the fatherly advice Daddy Red.Delete
I like Harry. He and Meghan had a most successful and popular tour here in Australia last year. His charity work is to be commended...so, too, is his involvement with the Invictus Games. I think both William and Harry a fine young men.ReplyDelete
I've seen Queen Liz a couple of times. The first time was back in 1954 when I was a little girl...in the Brownies. Along with our Browniea, Girl Guides, Cubs and Scouts' leaders, we all caught a train to Brisbane from Gympie to line up with thousands of other kids from all over. Later on in 1970 I saw her and the Duke when they visited Brisbane. I was living and working in Brisbane at that time. Phillip was a most handsome man, in my opinion.
You were a Brownie! I had a Brownie the other night with hot chocolate sauce and walnut ice cream. Delicious!... You could blog about being a brownie though I wouldn't wish to coerce you!Delete
News yesterday that if you are a neighbour of the pair, you must not talk to them, pat their dogs or enquire after the baby, and definitely not LOOK at them. Made the last one up, but it has its problems being a royal...ReplyDelete
But we paid to refurbish their bloody cottage!Delete
I have a photograph of Prince Charles. I waited at the bottom of our drive as I knew he was passing. I was the only one there. His car slowed.........and he waved!ReplyDelete
Delightful! You should have invited him in for a cuppa and a Hobnob.Delete
I can imagine Harry reading your post and leaving a comment, maybe as himself, maybe in disguise.ReplyDelete
Perhaps he is disguised as "Librarian"! Greetings Your Royal Highness! Do I have to bow? Any chance of a financial loan?Delete
Was he also in Sheffield to fill in for you while you were away in Darlington?ReplyDelete
I emailed him to say he could stay in our gaffe but I never heard back from him.Delete
Just as well. He looks like the kind of guy who pees on the toilet mat.Delete
I thought that that was what toilet mats were for. Otherwise, what's the point of them?Delete
He knew you were there but he was trying to allow you a little privacyReplyDelete
Ah - now I get it. Giving me space. How thoughtful.Delete
I am glad this has tickled you Lily.Delete
I'm sure Harry will be mortified when he discovers he missed you! Oh well....serves him right for naming the baby Archie instead of Neil!ReplyDelete
Neil would be a great name for a prince and Jennifer would be a great name for a princess.Delete
Well he missed an opportunity, didn't he?!ReplyDelete