Sunday, 14 June 2009

Inside views of royal life

Social and Wine Circle
He was so entertaining when he came to speak last year that Patrick Thompson was invited back in June to give another talk to the Old Buckenham Social and Wine Circle.
Having held a high position in the Royal Household, Patrick was able to give various insights into life at the palaces. He gave details, amongst many other things, of how to get a card sent from the Queen for your diamond wedding anniversary, the sizes of the union flags flown at Buckingham Palace, the joys of being part of the carriage ride at Royal Ascot and the responsibilities of the royal piper and the royal flower arranger. He talked about this year’s Maundy service at Bury St Edmonds which he had found most moving.
Next month the Social and Wine Circle will be having an al fresco evening in Barbara and John’s garden in Mill Road, just eating, drinking and talking.

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