Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Royalty next door

Well, he would have been, if we'd still been in Stanford.... In the old vicarage in Stanford, now a residential home called The Grange, lives Mrs Catherine Marshall, aged 109. She's been concerned for some years now that the Queen appears not to have changed her yellow dress on the card she sends Catherine on her birthday. So she rang the Palace to let them know, last year, I believe. Today the Queen's grandson, Prince William, popped in to assure her that another dress was coming up. They chatted among other things about the best way to mash potato. What a turn up for the books! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/oxfordshire/8045654.stm


  1. Love this story! What a wonderful thing to happen!

  2. Correction: Prince Harry! The chaplain was going to visit that day but was told the local MP was coming after work, Ed V. Now think that was a cover for Prince H.; though the Grange didn't know that! B

  3. Doesn't look like Harry: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/oxfordshire/8045654.stm

    Wendy Mead, the senior care manager, said it's William.

    The BBC says it was William.