太陽の読者は、陛下に会った心温まる話を共有します

来週末, 女王は信じられないほどの王位に就いていたでしょう 70 年.

父親のジョージ6世が2月に亡くなったとき、彼女は25歳の2人の母親でした。 6, 1952.

彼女のプラチナジュビリーサンを祝うために、読者は女王に会った彼らの心温まる話を共有します

彼女のプラチナジュビリーサンを祝うために、読者は女王に会った彼らの心温まる話を共有しますクレジット: 収集

明日一週間, 彼女はプラチナジュビリーに到達した最初の英国の君主になります.

彼女の陛下は何千人もの人々に会いました–すべての人生の歩みで, 世界中–それらの数十年にわたって. 彼らが彼女と顔を合わせた瞬間を誰も忘れません.

それで、あなたが女王に会った日の思い出を尋ねました–そして彼らは素晴らしかったです!

今日, このジュビリーお土産サプリメントで, 読者は世界で最も有名な女性に会った彼らの心温まる話をします.

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「私は考えたことを覚えています: なんて美しい顔. 彼女はとても素晴らしいです’

イレナガーナーは女王に会うことに神経質になっていた, 4月に鉄道を訪れていた人 1966.

彼女は思い出します: 「女王が訪れているという噂が広まったとき、私はウォルバートン鉄道工場のミルトンケインズで働いていました。.

イレーナ・ガーナーは女王に会うことに緊張していました, 4月に鉄道を訪れていた人 1966

イレーナ・ガーナーは女王に会うことに緊張していました, 4月に鉄道を訪れていた人 1966クレジット: 収集

「私は研磨店にいて、私と私の仲間のモーリーンはそれについて聞いたので、私たちは彼女に会えるかどうか調べに行きました。」

イレーナ, 今 80, ペイントンから, デボン, 追加します: 「彼女はとても美しかった. 彼女は今でもいますが、彼女の美しい顔と彼女の素晴らしさを思い出しました. 私はとても興奮していました.

「私たちは彼女を迎えることができてとても幸運です. 彼女は素晴らしい女性であり、信じられないほどの女王です. 「それは私が決して忘れない日です、そして私はそれの写真があるのでとても幸運です。」

私たちはRAFランチで見つめないように命じられましたが、それは大変でした

ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました 1982 ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました, ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました.

今 80, ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました: ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました.

Rosemary Gillibrand was chosen to have lunch with the Queen in 1982 at RAF Marham in Norfolk, ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました

ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました 1982 ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました, ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれましたクレジット: 収集

ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました. ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました.

ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました, ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました.

ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました, ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました.

ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました, ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました

ROSEMARY GILLIBRANDは、女王と一緒に昼食をとるために選ばれました

ジョイスキャットロール 81, ニューロムニーの, ケント, だった 17 女王が4月に電車のスポッティングに来たとき 1957.

彼女の娘ベネチアキャットロール, 51, 言う: 「女王はロムニーを訪れました, ハイスアンドダイムチャーチ鉄道.

ジョイスキャットロール 81, ニューロムニーの, ケント, だった 17 女王が4月に電車のスポッティングに来たとき 1957

ジョイスキャットロール 81, ニューロムニーの, ケント, だった 17 女王が4月に電車のスポッティングに来たとき 1957クレジット: 収集

「彼女はフィリップ王子と若いチャールズ皇太子とアン王女と一緒にニューロムニー駅にいました. それは、ママがティーンエイジャーとして住んでいた場所の隣の通りにありました.

「彼女は女王が訪れて走り回っていると聞いて、なんとか間に合うようにそこに着きました。.

「彼女は当時、親友と一緒でした。, グレタグリーン. 彼ら全員が通りかかったとき、お母さんはとても近くにいました。」

私の若い娘は言った: 「彼女はノラ・バッティのストッキングを履いています!’

アランフルチャーと彼の若い家族は、娘が女王の足を見下ろして言ったときに陛下に会いました: 「彼女はノラバティのストッキングを履いています!」

ウィンザーで女王に会うために招待が来たとき、彼は王立電気機械工兵に仕えていました。 1983.

アラン, 68, ワシントンから, タインアンドウィア, 言う: 「私たちがドイツに船で送っていたとき、女王は別れを告げるために連隊を非公式に訪問していました。.

“私たちは混乱の中で私たちの家族グループに集まるように言われました、そして彼女の陛下は各家族とおしゃべりするのに数分を費やしました.

“私たちが最初で、私の娘のリンゼイ, 6歳だった, 女王に花束を与えるために選ばれました.

「突然、楽しいものを交換していました。, リンゼイは大声で言った, 'ミイラ, 女王はノラ・バッティのストッキングを履いています.

「私たち全員が見下ろしました, 誰かがそれを言った場合のように, そして十分に正しい, 彼女の陛下はワードローブの機能不全を持っていて、彼女のストッキングの1つはしわくちゃにされました, ラスト・オブ・ザ・サマー・ワインのキャラクターのように.

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ラスト・オブ・ザ・サマー・ワインのキャラクターのように

ラスト・オブ・ザ・サマー・ワインのキャラクターのように 2015 ラスト・オブ・ザ・サマー・ワインのキャラクターのように.

ラスト・オブ・ザ・サマー・ワインのキャラクターのように, ラスト・オブ・ザ・サマー・ワインのキャラクターのように, 未満, ラスト・オブ・ザ・サマー・ワインのキャラクターのように.

Rachel Driscoll was working at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in March 2015 ラスト・オブ・ザ・サマー・ワインのキャラクターのように

ラスト・オブ・ザ・サマー・ワインのキャラクターのように 2015 ラスト・オブ・ザ・サマー・ワインのキャラクターのようにクレジット: 収集

レイチェル, 42, ラスト・オブ・ザ・サマー・ワインのキャラクターのように, 言う: ラスト・オブ・ザ・サマー・ワインのキャラクターのように, ラスト・オブ・ザ・サマー・ワインのキャラクターのように.

ラスト・オブ・ザ・サマー・ワインのキャラクターのように, ラスト・オブ・ザ・サマー・ワインのキャラクターのように. とてもシュールな瞬間でした.

とてもシュールな瞬間でした.

とてもシュールな瞬間でした

とてもシュールな瞬間でした

とてもシュールな瞬間でした 1977.

イアン, 今 57, 言う: とてもシュールな瞬間でした.

とてもシュールな瞬間でした. とてもシュールな瞬間でした, でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いました.

でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いました. でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いました.

でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いました. でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いました

でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いました

でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いました 1959 でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いました.

でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いました 1972, 高齢者 72. でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いました, ウェストミッド, でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いました.

William Gibson remembers his late grandad often talking about how he met Her Majesty on her 1959 でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いました

でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いました 1959 でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いましたクレジット: 収集

でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いました, でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いました, でも私は彼女にそれはたった半日だと言いました.

ウィリアムは言う: ウィリアムは言う. ウィリアムは言う

ウィリアムは言う

ウィリアムは言う 12 ウィリアムは言う 8,000 ロンドン 2012 ウィリアムは言う.

ウィリアムは言う.

Isabel Jackson was 12 and chosen as one of just a dozen of the 8,000 ロンドンウィリアムは言うtarted

ウィリアムは言う 12 ウィリアムは言う 8,000 ロンドン 2012 ウィリアムは言うクレジット: アーサー・エドワーズ / 太陽

ウィリアムは言う: ウィリアムは言う. ウィリアムは言う.

"あった 8,000 ウィリアムは言う 12 ウィリアムは言う. ウィリアムは言う, 王族に会うために選ばれることは言うまでもありません。」

イザベルのお母さんの夜明け, 51, NHSの予約コーディネーター, イザベルが走り続けたトーチを維持するために250ポンドを支払い、娘が君主に会った日にそこにいました.

夜明けは思い出します: 「イジーはまったく緊張していませんでした, 私はそうだったのに—しかし、通常、彼女はすべてを自分の歩みに乗せました。」

オリンピック聖火は現在4,000ポンドで販売されています, イザベルは彼女を売ろうとはしておらず、彼女が最初の家を買うときに誇らしげにそれを表示します.

アリスバーリー出身の22歳の心理学の学生, バックス, 言う: 「全体がとても素晴らしかった. 大学を始めて新しい友達を作っていたとき, 私が女王に会ったと言ったとき、誰も私を信じていませんでした.

” 今彼女に会うのは緊張します, でも当時は興奮していました—学校が休みの日でした!

でも当時は興奮していました—学校が休みの日でした.

でも当時は興奮していました—学校が休みの日でした. でも当時は興奮していました—学校が休みの日でした 12 でも当時は興奮していました—学校が休みの日でした. でも当時は興奮していました—学校が休みの日でした

でも当時は興奮していました—学校が休みの日でした!’

でも当時は興奮していました—学校が休みの日でした.

ジョージ, 今 81, でも当時は興奮していました—学校が休みの日でした, でも当時は興奮していました—学校が休みの日でした, 言う: でも当時は興奮していました—学校が休みの日でした, でも当時は興奮していました—学校が休みの日でした.

警察犬のハンドラーであるジョージ・ビードリングと彼のジャーマンシェパードのトンカは、角を曲がって君主に激突したとき、女王とフィリップ王子を守っていました。

警察犬のハンドラーであるジョージ・ビードリングと彼のジャーマンシェパードのトンカは、角を曲がって君主に激突したとき、女王とフィリップ王子を守っていました。クレジット: 収集

“警察犬のハンドラーであるジョージ・ビードリングと彼のジャーマンシェパードのトンカは、角を曲がって君主に激突したとき、女王とフィリップ王子を守っていました。.

警察犬のハンドラーであるジョージ・ビードリングと彼のジャーマンシェパードのトンカは、角を曲がって君主に激突したとき、女王とフィリップ王子を守っていました。. 警察犬のハンドラーであるジョージ・ビードリングと彼のジャーマンシェパードのトンカは、角を曲がって君主に激突したとき、女王とフィリップ王子を守っていました。. 警察犬のハンドラーであるジョージ・ビードリングと彼のジャーマンシェパードのトンカは、角を曲がって君主に激突したとき、女王とフィリップ王子を守っていました。, 警察犬のハンドラーであるジョージ・ビードリングと彼のジャーマンシェパードのトンカは、角を曲がって君主に激突したとき、女王とフィリップ王子を守っていました。

警察犬のハンドラーであるジョージ・ビードリングと彼のジャーマンシェパードのトンカは、角を曲がって君主に激突したとき、女王とフィリップ王子を守っていました。, ベッド, 警察犬のハンドラーであるジョージ・ビードリングと彼のジャーマンシェパードのトンカは、角を曲がって君主に激突したとき、女王とフィリップ王子を守っていました。 1985.

彼は言い​​ます: 警察犬のハンドラーであるジョージ・ビードリングと彼のジャーマンシェパードのトンカは、角を曲がって君主に激突したとき、女王とフィリップ王子を守っていました。. 警察犬のハンドラーであるジョージ・ビードリングと彼のジャーマンシェパードのトンカは、角を曲がって君主に激突したとき、女王とフィリップ王子を守っていました。

警察犬のハンドラーであるジョージ・ビードリングと彼のジャーマンシェパードのトンカは、角を曲がって君主に激突したとき、女王とフィリップ王子を守っていました。

警察犬のハンドラーであるジョージ・ビードリングと彼のジャーマンシェパードのトンカは、角を曲がって君主に激突したとき、女王とフィリップ王子を守っていました。 1987 シェフィールドの会社リチャードソンに代わって、輸出実績に対する女王賞を受賞する.

彼女が言います: 「私たちは、物を切るときに研ぐ最初のナイフを開発しました.

「私たちが優勝したのは2回目で、チームの一員としてそれを受け入れるように頼まれました。」

アイリーン, 63, シェフィールドから, 追加します: 「会社は私に衣装を買うためにいくらかのお金をくれました. 私も帽子が必要だと思っていましたが、到着したときは私だけが帽子をかぶっていました.

「私はとても緊張していました. ウイスキーとジン–食べ物や飲み物のトレイが回っていました, だから私たちはすぐに落ち着きました.

「陛下に会い、手を振ったとき、私はおじぎをしました。. 彼女は私が思っていたよりずっと小さかった.

“女王との出会いは、今でも私が持っている最も素晴らしい思い出の1つです。. それは名誉でした。」

I went from kid raised in care to chatting with her at mansion

MARILYNN DOMLEO, 72, had a difficult childhood growing up in care in Yorkshire before moving to Canada.

She eventually became housekeeper for the Premier of Quebec, Robert Bourassa, who the Queen visited in 1987.

Marilynn Domleo, 72, had a difficult childhood growing up in care in Yorkshire before moving to Canada

Marilynn Domleo, 72, had a difficult childhood growing up in care in Yorkshire before moving to Canadaクレジット: 収集

彼女が言います: “Mr Bourassa told the Queen all about me and she asked to meet me. We chatted for 15 minutes – I’m still surprised I managed to string sentences together.

“She asked me all about how I ended up in Canada and what life had been like for me when I was younger back in the UK.

“There was a photographer who took lots of pictures of us chatting too. A few weeks after the Queen returned home, a beautiful ivory photo album appeared in the post. It was addressed to me from Buckingham Palace.

“Her Majesty had printed all the pictures of our meeting and had them put into an album for me. I was speechless, I think I cried a bit too. It was so lovely and thoughtful and overwhelming.”

Teenage trooper made her smile

JOHN KENNEDY McMILLAN, 71, was an 18-year-old in the 1st Battalion Scots Guards when the Queen visited his Redford Barracks in Edinburgh in 1968.

His daughter Tammie McMillan, of Edinburgh, says of his chat with Her Maj: “Dad told her it was like a home from home and called her Ma’am which made her smile. Dad treasured the opportunity.”

Friendly words put me at ease

DAVID HUTCHINSON was a training instructor at Deepcut Barracks in Surrey when the Queen visited in the Sixties.

今 81, and living in Desford, Leics, 彼は言う: “The Queen made me feel very relaxed.

“I found it very rewarding that she actually spoke to me like a relative. It’s an occasion I shall never forget.”

‘I wish I could recall what I said. . .I was overwhelmed’

ANNE PLUMMER met the Queen in 1985 as the monarch visited Lowestoft in Suffolk, near her home.

Her late husband Patrick chaired the district council at the time. 彼女が言います: “I was taught how to curtsey.

Anne Plummer met the Queen in 1985 as the monarch visited Lowestoft in Suffolk, near her home

Anne Plummer met the Queen in 1985 as the monarch visited Lowestoft in Suffolk, near her homeクレジット: 収集

“We had lunch at the Royal Norfolk and ­Suffolk Yacht Club and I presented the Queen with a piece of Lowestoft porcelain.”

アン, 81, from Beccles, 追加します: “I wish I could remember what I said to her, or even what she said to me, but I was quite overwhelmed.

A dream come true for me after 30 years waving from afar

にとって 30 years Sharon Libby had waved at the Queen in crowds.

She finally spoke to her in 2016 at a Windsor walkabout to mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

にとって 30 years Sharon Libby had waved at the Queen in crowds she finally got to speak to her in 2016

にとって 30 years Sharon Libby had waved at the Queen in crowds she finally got to speak to her in 2016クレジット: 収集

シャロン, 58, of Waterlooville, ハンツ, 言う: “I muttered something along the lines of, ‘Happy birthday Ma’am, I hope you manage to have a well-earned rest when the celebrations are over’. 彼女は微笑んだ.

“I met her again in 2017 at the Chichester Festival Theatre. I told her how lovely it was to see her on the south coast of England.

“She told me how nice it was to be here. Meeting Her Majesty not once but twice is a dream come true.”

‘It brought tears to our eyes as proud parents

LITTLE Libby Miller was only six when she won a prize she will remember for the rest of her life: The chance to meet the Queen.

Her dad Andrew, 36, works at the Royal British Legion Industries retirement village in Aylesford, ケント, where the Queen was due to visit in November 2019, to bury a time capsule.

Libby Miller was only six when she won The chance to meet the Queen

Libby Miller was only six when she won The chance to meet the Queenクレジット: 収集

All the charity’s workers were asked to put their children’s names into a draw. The winner would present the Queen with a posy of flowers.

Mum Sarah says: “Libby was extremely lucky and won. She was so excited and at the age of just six she understood what an incredible opportunity this would be.

She practised her curtsey and had a day shopping with me, looking for the perfect coat. Libby was also lucky to have a school that granted her the day off for such a special occasion.

“When the day arrived I took Libby to the RBLI village where she was interviewed by newspapers and filmed by the news crews, loving every minute.

“You could see how nervous she looked when she first saw the Queen but when the time came she confidently gave a curtsey and said ‘Your Majesty’ while handing over the posy.

The moment brought tears to our eyes as very proud parents. Even after a very strange two years with Covid, Libby continues to talk about that incredible day.”

At home in Dartford, ケント, Libby had a new photo taken by The Sun’s Royal photographer Arthur Edwards.

Libby told Arthur: “Meeting the Queen was the best day of my life. I’d love to do it again but I know she is very busy.

“She was a lovely lady and I liked her purple outfit. It made me so happy but it made me cry when she got in the car.

“I couldn’t believe what had just happened. There were cameras everywhere and I felt really special.

“I still talk about it at school and people cannot believe it. I feel very lucky.”

‘She worried about us as hostages’

FOR ten days, kidnapped soldier Corporal Karl Roberts was starved, interrogated and screamed at by his captors who shoved loaded guns in his face.

But he admits that he was more terrified of meeting the Queen following his ordeal.

Corporal Karl Roberts met The Queen after being kidnapped during a peace-keeping mission in Goradze, east Bosnia

Corporal Karl Roberts met The Queen after being kidnapped during a peace-keeping mission in Goradze, east Bosniaクレジット: 収集

5月 1995, Karl was one of 33 soldiers from the 1st ­Battalion the Royal Welch ­Regiment who were kidnapped during a peace-keeping mission in Goradze, east Bosnia.

The British soldiers were protecting the town’s Muslim population when 40 Serbs armed with grenade launchers and anti-tank weapons threatened to take over the Army observation post.

As the soldier in charge, Karl was told any resistance would be crushed and the soldiers were taken hostage.

Karl, who was kept in solitary, 言う: “The treatment was tough, I was starved, interrogated, screamed at. I had weapons pointed at me all hours of the day and night. I barely slept.”

On the tenth day, Karl was blindfolded, bundled into the back of a van and driven around for what seemed like hours as other hostages from the regiment were hurled in before finally being released.

Karl, of Ellesmere Port, チェシャー, 言う: “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a hugely ­traumatic ten days.”

The following May, Karl was back at his barracks in ­Chepstow when he learned the Queen would be visiting and wanted to meet the men who had been taken hostage.

彼は言い​​ます: “I was told I’d have a chat with her about what we had been through. When you sign up to serve Queen and country, you don’t think you’ll actually get to meet her.

「私はとても緊張していました, more than when I was being held in solitary and having a gun pointed at me every day.”

But Karl, who later became a captain, 言う: “Almost as soon as we started chatting, the nerves went away.

Her Majesty told me she had kept a close eye on what had been happening to us and how it had been. She asked me how I’d been since release. She was really interested in all I had to say.”

Karl was pictured meeting the Queen with his then four-year-old sister Hannah. 今 30, Hannah says: “She looked kind and motherly.

“I can’t believe my luck that I got to meet her.

It felt like time stood still when she asked me what I did. It was humbling

CANADIAN Melissa Kargiannakis, 31, who now lives in San Francisco, received a Queen’s Young Leaders Award in 2015 for her work mentoring schoolchildren.

彼女が言います: “I was one of 60 young people from across the Commonwealth selected to receive the award.

Melissa Kargiannakis received a Queen’s Young Leaders Award in 2015 for her work mentoring schoolchildren

Melissa Kargiannakis received a Queen’s Young Leaders Award in 2015 for her work mentoring schoolchildrenクレジット: 収集

“We were told that Her Majesty wouldn’t speak to us. Much to my surprise, she asked me what I did. I was so nervous I almost had a heart attack. It felt impossible to form a sentence.

“Though the video I have shows it was only a second or two, it felt like time stood still. It was so humbling and ­overwhelming. I was in awe.”

Mum practised her curtsey every day before she presented her bouquet

SUSAN BAKER was chosen to present a bouquet to Her Majesty in 1957.

Her daughter Jean Hart says: “Mum grew up in a care home in Guernsey because her own mum died of tuberculosis aged about 40, so my mum and her 11 brothers and sisters went into care.

Susan Baker was chosen to present a bouquet to Her Majesty in 1957

Susan Baker was chosen to present a bouquet to Her Majesty in 1957クレジット: 収集

“She was only 12, but a couple of months before the visit she was chosen to present the bouquet. Every day she practised her walking and curtseying.

“It was such an honour for her. All the kids in the home were presented with a little book marking the visit.

“Mum’s book means the world to her. She said the Queen was absolutely beautiful in real life.”

On board aircraft carrier she was suddenly next to me. 私は思った: ‘Oh heck!’

SUSAN DYER, 66, of Widnes, チェシャー, met Her Majesty on board HMS Queen Elizabeth during a ceremony to ­commission the aircraft carrier in 2017.

彼女が言います: “My son Neal was a serving petty officer and I was proudly watching him. The next thing, the Queen was standing at the side of me.

「私は思った, ‘Oh heck!’ So I said hello and she said hello and asked me if I was here with my family and friends.

“I told her she’d just been talking to my son. 彼女は言いました, ‘You must be very proud’, then she moved on.

“I was so happy and even today I still tell everyone about the day I met the Queen.”

こんにちは, I’m Miss British Nylon…

MOLLY McINNES BAKER had not long been crowned Miss Bri-Nylon 1963 when she was picked to present a bouquet to Her Majesty in South Wales.

彼女が言います: “I worked for British Nylon’s research department in Gloucester, but the Queen was visiting the Pontypool factory, after it had had a spruce-up.

Molly McInnes Baker had not long been crowned Miss Bri-Nylon 1963 when she was picked to present a bouquet to Her Majesty in South Wales

Molly McInnes Baker had not long been crowned Miss Bri-Nylon 1963 when she was picked to present a bouquet to Her Majesty in South Walesクレジット: 収集

“I was sent to London for courtship lessons and dress fittings before the occasion of meeting the Queen.

“It was so exciting. 私は 18 and a country girl.

“Back then dresses were satin and you had shoes dyed to match, so that’s what I did.”

モリー, 今 77, of Wimborne in Dorset, リコール: “I don’t remember being nervous, just excited. But it’s only since then it’s dawned on me what a big occasion it was.

“The Queen asked me what department I worked in and if I enjoyed it. I remember thinking I just wanted to talk about horses because I was horse-mad, あまりにも.

“I was in awe of how beautiful she was.

“The minute we started talking everything around us seemed to disappear. She has a way of making you feel at ease and like you’re the most important person.

“She has the most beautiful skin and smile, too – you only have to see her smile when watching the horses.

“I’m so fortunate I got to meet her when I was just 18. It’s a memory I’ve treasured.”

She came into the stable. I was so nervous I said: ‘Good morning, Sir’

IN the Sixties Derek Searle was a stable lad for racehorse owner Peter Cazalet, who trained some of the royal horses.

彼は言い​​ます: “When the Queen came into the stables the rules were very simple – you got on with what you were doing and didn’t speak to her unless she spoke to you.

“I remember one morning she came in and said, ‘Good morning’ to me.

“I was so nervous but managed to reply, ‘Good morning’, but accidentally called her Sir instead of Ma’am.

デレク, 74, of Colchester, エセックス, 追加します: “She smiled and asked me a few more questions about the horses, but all I could think of was my mistake.”

Mum always told me what ­beautiful eyes she had. It meant the world

ROMA Flanagan was a foreign ­student at the University of Edinburgh when she was picked to meet the then- Princess Elizabeth in 1949.

ローマ, で死んだ人 2012 高齢者 85, never forgot that day.

Roma Flanagan was a foreign ­student at the University of Edinburgh when she was picked to meet the then Princess Elizabeth in 1949

Roma Flanagan was a foreign ­student at the University of Edinburgh when she was picked to meet the then Princess Elizabeth in 1949クレジット: 収集

Her daughter, Yvonne Tennant, 60, of Cannock, スタッフ, 言う: “She never knew why she was chosen.

But she went to the University of Punjab during the Second World War and moving from there to Scotland was a life-changing move. Mum always told me what ­beautiful eyes the Princess had.

“It meant the world to her, getting to meet Princess Elizabeth. She ­remembered it fondly all her life.”

My brother‘s royal award for his factory is such a fond memory

ALAN BRENTNALL was invited to a reception hosted by Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace in 2017.

Today the 66-year-old, from Westwood, ノッツ, is no longer able to speak due to motor neurone disease.

Alan Brentnall was invited to a reception hosted by Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace in 2017

Alan Brentnall was invited to a reception hosted by Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace in 2017クレジット: 収集

But his brother John, 61, 言う: “At the time Alan was working in a factory that produced glues and paints.

“They won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Alan was selected to receive it, as he was the manager at the factory.

“Her Majesty asked him all about the factory and whether he was enjoying the day so far.

“It meant so much to him at the time and is still a fond memory.”

Honoured to get her first medal

By CLARE O’REILLY

BRAVE Arthur Hilton is believed to be the first person in the Queen’s reign to win the George Medal for valour.

彼がいた 18 and had been in the Army for four months when he risked his life to save his comrades.

Arthur Hilton is believed to be the first person in the Queen’s reign to win the George Medal for valour

Arthur Hilton is believed to be the first person in the Queen’s reign to win the George Medal for valourクレジット: アーサー・エドワーズ / 太陽

12月中 1953, Private Hilton was on National Service in Germany when in dense fog a vehicle his party were travelling in on exercise flipped and fell from a bridge into a river.

アーサー, 今 86, 言う: “I can’t swim but managed to surface, and was the only one.

“I dived down and managed to rescue two of the lads — my commanding officer and the driver. I couldn’t get the third despite several tries.”

Arthur dragged both men on to the roof of the sinking vehicle then helped them on to the bridge. 彼は言い​​ます: “It was then the cold struck. I was shaking. The three of us were taken to hospital and stayed in overnight before we went back to base.”

に 1954 アーサー, who served with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, took his parents with him to Buckingham Palace to receive his medal from the Queen.

見せびらかさないようにしましょう, he recalls: "彼女は言いました, ‘I and the country are very proud of you’. I received my medal less than a year after the Coronation. I love my wife and family but it’s one of the things I’m most proud of.”

After National Service he returned home to Dudley, ウェストミッド, where he worked as a hospital porter and brought up two sons with wife Margaret.

He says of the men he saved: “We never kept in touch. I hope they went on to have full and happy lives.”

Huge honour to have helped organise Games baton relay

ATHLETICS official Norman Simons, who was a timekeeper at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, was tasked with organising the baton relay for the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1986.

Norman’s son Alan, 66, from Sudbury Hill in North West London, 言う: “He was away a lot that year, including taking the baton to Holyrood House in ­­Edinburgh and presenting it to Her Majesty.”

Norman Simons, who was a timekeeper at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, was tasked with organising the baton relay for the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1986

Norman Simons, who was a timekeeper at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, was tasked with organising the baton relay for the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1986

Norman was also involved in the time-keeping for Roger Bannister’s historic run to break the four-minute mile in 1954.

Alan added: “Dad died in 2014, 高齢者 88, but it remained a huge honour to have been involved in the Games and to have met Her Majesty.”

She handed ME a trophy for a horse which SHE owned

BRUCE SMITH was a groom with the prison service in 1986 when he met Her Majesty at the Royal Norfolk Show.

Bruce, 76, of Felixstowe, サフォーク, 言う: “I was showing a Suffolk mare and foal.
“I was lucky enough to win the overall championship and the Queen was presenting the cups.

When it was my turn she presented the cup and said, ‘That’s a nice horse, who owns it?’ I replied, ‘Technically speaking, Ma’am, you do’.

“She stood back and said, ‘Why is that?’ I said, ‘They belong to Her Majesty’s Prisons so I assume the horses belong to you too’. She smiled and said, ‘I ­suppose they must do’.”

She exuded warmth and was not one bit afraid of my dog

IAN WINTLE was serving in the Royal Australian Air Force when the Queen visited Darwin in the Northern Territory in 1977.

彼は言い​​ます: “At the end of the Queen’s visit, as she was about to board her aircraft which I was guarding with my police dog Schatten, she left her entourage and walked over to me.

Ian Wintle  was serving in the Royal Australian Air Force when the Queen visited Darwin in the Northern Territory in 1977

Ian Wintle was serving in the Royal Australian Air Force when the Queen visited Darwin in the Northern Territory in 1977クレジット: 収集

“She was most interested in Schatten, who was an unusual pure black German shepherd.

イアン, 76, of Brisbane, クイーンズランド, リコール: “She exuded kindness and warmth, and was not one bit afraid of my dog.

She would have spent a good five minutes talking to me. She was so lovely. It’s a really treasured memory.”

A couple asked to join our tea break. When they left, Mum said: ‘Do you know who that was?!’

PATSY ANN WEEDON was at the Royal Windsor Horse Show with mum Sylvia and dad Les, a horsebox driver, に 1975 高齢者 11.

彼女が言います: “We’d just parked up and the ponies were out being exercised.

“We were sat on the tailgate of the horsebox having a cup of tea when a man and a lady stopped and asked if they could join us.

“They were dressed normally, the man in a flat cap, the lady in a scarf.

“They sat down, had tea with us and talked for a while. They asked about the horses and asked me if I rode.

After a while they thanked us and left. It was only after they had gone that my mum said, ‘Do you know who that was?’ I had no idea but I was staggered when she told me it was the Queen and Prince Philip.”

Patsy, 57, of Hemel Hempstead, ハーツ, 追加します: “We didn’t get any pictures but it’s stayed in my memory.

“Dad died of Covid in 2020 but it remained a lovely memory throughout his life. The royal couple were so natural and friendly.”

Sketch gift of late husband was such a lovely honour

JOAN McCARTHY was presented with a sketch of her late husband Des by the Queen in 1999.

Daughter Linda Husher, 61, 言う: “When Dad retired he got a job as a car parking attendant at the Guards Polo Ground in Windsor near where we lived.

“When he passed away in 1999 で 76, the club got a caricature done, to be presented to Mum by the Queen during a match.

“Mum had no idea but it meant the world to her. The fact that it was presented by the Queen was such a lovely honour for her.

“She missed Dad terribly but the picture hung in her hallway until she died in July last year, aged 99.”

Mum has Alzheimer’s but she still smiles at pic

MARGARET ROSS won a Queen’s Award in 2012 for her work with a support group for the elderly and disabled.

That day the 88-year-old from Glasgow was with daughter Annette Gillan.

Margret Ross won a Queen’s Award in 2012 for her work with a support group for the elderly and disabled

Margret Ross won a Queen’s Award in 2012 for her work with a support group for the elderly and disabledクレジット: 収集

アネット, 51, 言う: “We were invited to a ­reception and the Queen came over and shook Mum’s hand.

悲しいことに, Mum has Alzheimer’s now so doesn’t remember the meeting. But it meant so much and she always smiles if someone shows her the picture.”

When she came to my school I thought: She looks just like my grandmother!

CARER Harry Hayfield met Her Majesty not once but twice.

ハリー, 47, from Ceredigion, Mid Wales, 言う: “I’m born on the last day of August.

So when the Queen visited our school, Welshpool High, に 1986, just by happenchance I was chosen to be part of the reception.

“I didn’t get to speak to her but remember thinking at the time she looked just like my grandmother.

“The second time was during the Royal Show in Stoneleigh, Warwicks, に 2002. I was helping my grandmother who was selling art, and every day I’d head to the office to see the attendance figures.

I was there one morning when I saw the itinerary for the day and saw Her Majesty was visiting. I made sure I was in the right place at the right time to bow and wish her a happy Golden Jubilee.

“I’m such a fan. She’s an incredible monarch and we’re so fortunate to have her. It’s been a real honour to get to see her not once but twice in my life and I sincerely hope I’ll get to meet her again one day.”

She walked in . . . right into a toddler tantrum!

HORTENSE OATES was working as a nursery nurse in Bristol when the Queen came to visit in July 1996.

And she was amazed at Her Majesty’s composure when one of the children threw a tearful tantrum at the Abbey Wood Ministry of Defence buildings.

Hortense Oates was working as a nursery nurse in Bristol when the Queen came to visit in July 1996

Hortense Oates was working as a nursery nurse in Bristol when the Queen came to visit in July 1996クレジット: 収集

Hortense, from Herne Hill, South London says: “The visit was so exciting. I was looking after the two to three-year-olds when Her Majesty walked in smiling.

One little girl called Catherine got upset straight away. I think she found it a bit overwhelming and went into a full crying meltdown.

The Queen was so calm and understanding, でも. I remember her trying to soothe Catherine a bit but nothing worked.

“It was all a bit of a blur – but I do remember what a lovely warm smile the Queen had.”

My Fleur fell asleep waiting …and squashed her bouquet

LITTLE Fleur Davies presented the Queen with a single rose – after squashing the bouquet she had been waiting to present.

ママルイーズ, 38, had taken Fleur, 四, and her six-year-old sister Tansie to join crowds waiting to see Her Majesty outside Britwell Library near Slough, バークス, 4月中 2013.

Fleur Davies presented the Queen with a single rose – after squashing the bouquet she had been waiting to present

Fleur Davies presented the Queen with a single rose – after squashing the bouquet she had been waiting to presentクレジット: 収集

The girls were thrilled when royal security picked them out to present their floral gifts.

But Louise, of Burnham, バックス, 言う: “It was freezing so they sat waiting in camping chairs for hours, wrapped up in blankets.

It proved a bit too much for little Fleur, who fell asleep. When she woke, we found she had squashed her bouquet, which is why she is pictured handing the Queen a single rose. But Her Majesty smiled and thanked them both.”

Our double take…500ft up at the top of Blackpool Tower

DAVE HULME met the Queen 500ft above the ground – at the top of Blackpool Tower.

He was the Lancashire landmark’s chief rigger when she visited the attraction, 正しい, for its 100th anniversary in 1994.

デイブ, 63, now a college lecturer, 言う: “Everything was planned to take a picture of the Queen meeting some of the maintenance team at the top of the tower. But things didn’t exactly go to plan.

“As the lift opened, the royal party emerged and the Queen and Prince Philip spoke to all of us and shook hands. Unfortunately though, the photographers were round the corner and missed the whole thing.

We hastily lined up as they went back into the lift with a bemused royal party going past us for shots again.”

Our brief chat was highlight of my Royal Mail career

ROYAL Mail worker Chris Powell, 65, of Sudbury in Suffolk, was invited to mark Commonwealth Day at Marlborough House in central London in 2015.

He says of meeting Her Majesty: “That day remains the biggest highlight of my career.

Royal Mail worker Chris Powell, 65, of Sudbury in Suffolk, was invited to mark Commonwealth Day at Marlborough House in central London in 2015

Royal Mail worker Chris Powell, 65, of Sudbury in Suffolk, was invited to mark Commonwealth Day at Marlborough House in central London in 2015クレジット: 収集

“The chat was brief – which I was glad for because I was nervous. We were told to form two lines, as the Queen would walk along one line and the Duke of Edinburgh the other.

“I was informally told the Queen would take the line to her right, so I made sure that I was in that line.

“Meeting our monarch was amazing. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

I told her my kids would love to play hide and seek in the palace

KATH SHAYLER, 69, and husband Roy, 68, were awarded MBEs by the Queen at Buckingham Palace in March 2016 for their work fostering more than 150 子供達.

彼女が言います: “The palace was unbelievable, so rich and splendid.

“I remember being told, ‘Never turn your back on the Queen and when she shakes your hand, that’s a sign for you to leave’.”

Kath, from Weymouth in Dorset, 言う: “I told her the children would love it here, playing hide and seek in the huge corridors, which made her laugh.

Our children and foster children were so proud of us. It’s a day we’ll remember for the rest of our lives.

Dad’s long, nervous walk to present gift at Balmoral

AT 16, STEWART SPENCE was the youngest member of the 3rd Battalion

Gordon Highlanders when he was chosen to present a gift to the Queen in 1961.
スチュワート, 今 77 of Insch, アバディーンシャー, was in the TA when he was sent to Balmoral.

His daughter Julie Spence says: “My dad walked up a very long red carpet to present the Queen with a box of silver menu stands.

“He was so excited and nervous.

“The Queen asked him where he worked. He worked at the Glenfiddich whisky factory and Her Majesty told him she knew all about Glenfiddich.

“It was such a memorable day for my family.”

So proud to shake hands on MBE day

SUSAN KINSELLA, 67, of Southall, 西ロンドン, was awarded an MBE by the Queen for services to education in June 2004.

She had dedicated more than 30 years to the childcare profession. Susan says: “I felt very proud to receive such an honour and shake hands with her.

“My family were present to witness this special moment which we will never forget. It was very ­exciting.”

I was last child pulled from Aberfan…she remembered

NEARLY half a century had passed since the Aberfan colliery disaster when survivor Jeff Edwards met the Queen.

As Jeff stood with his mum Tess outside the royal apartments at Buckingham Palace, the Queen looked at him and said: “You’re the boy with the white hair.”

Just before Christmas 2010, former accountant Jeff was to be presented to the Queen at Buckingham Palace for his charity work with young people in Aberfan

Just before Christmas 2010, former accountant Jeff was to be presented to the Queen at Buckingham Palace for his charity work with young people in Aberfanクレジット: アーサー・エドワーズ / 太陽

Eight-year-old Jeff was the last child to be pulled out alive when an avalanche of coal slurry engulfed the village school near Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales, 10月中 1966, 殺害 116 of his friends.

Pictures of Jeff with his shock of blond hair being carried from the wreckage by a local greengrocer were published all over the world.

Just before Christmas 2010, former accountant Jeff, by then aged 52, was to be presented to the Queen at Buckingham Palace for his charity work with young people in Aberfan.

彼は言い​​ます: “When we got there, the Queen’s lady-in-waiting, the Duchess of Grafton asked, ‘Where are you from?’

“When I told her ‘Aberfan’ she said, ‘Her Majesty would like to meet you last.
“Come with me and I will put you at the end of the line just before the Queen goes back into the Royal Apartments’.

“Shortly afterwards the Duchess ­introduced me to her. Straight away the Queen said, 'ああ, you’re the young lad with the white hair’. She’d remembered the picture of me being carried out by Tom Harding, the Aberfan greengrocer.

“By the time I was pulled out of the school, all the ambulances had gone so I was taken to hospital in the back of a grocer’s van with the cabbages.

“She has met thousands upon thousands of people in her lifetime but for her to remember somebody who came out a disaster with white hair was quite emotional.”

Jeff was extremely proud when the Queen told his mother Tess: “You are very lucky to have your son survive and how he has gone on to do good things.”

Visibly shocked, the Queen visited Aberfan nine days after the spoil heap engulfed the village, 殺害 144 人.

Jeff did not see the Queen on her visit to the village soon afterwards because he had been sent to his grandparents’ house.

His schoolfriend Gareth Jones was one of the few children there when the Queen arrived to witness the effects of Britain’s worst mining-related disaster.

It is said to be the monarch’s biggest regret that she did not visit Aberfan ­immediately to support grieving families.

But she did send Prince Philip the day after the disaster and he was photographed talking to young Gareth.

ガレス, 今 62, 言う: “I’ll never forget it — the Duke was walking along the street and was suddenly drawn to the front of our house where I was standing with my sister Janice and dad Walter.

“He asked me, ‘Are you one of the ­survivors?’ I said, 'はい, I am sir’. I was just six so to me he was the Queen’s husband and that meant he was King.

“He came to me and my sister because there were no other children around in the village. So many were lost that day.

“The day the Queen first came to Aberfan she did a walkabout — I was one of the few children there but I didn’t actually get to meet her.”

The Queen has been criticised for not going to the village sooner, but Gareth says: “I don’t blame her for that — to me she held back as a mark of respect to the families who lost children.

“But she did come and has been back many times. She’s never forgotten Aberfan and I’d like to thank her for that.”

She laughed at Press corps lost in a cloud of gunsmoke

By CHARLES RAE, former Sun Royal Correspondent

MY first meeting – more a non-meeting – with the Queen was in Germany in 1992 on an official state visit.

Britain had been forced to quit the European Exchange Rate Mechanism and German banks were refusing to convert our Pounds into Deutsche Marks.

Charles Rae's first meeting with the Queen was in Germany in 1992 on an official state visit

Charles Rae’s first meeting with the Queen was in Germany in 1992 on an official state visitクレジット: ©DAILY MAIL / MARK LARGE/POOL

An experienced royal reporter told me the protocol: Only shake her hand if she extends it, NEVER start the conversation.

As she got to us, my mentor stuck his arm forward and said: “Do you know, Ma’am, you can’t change the Pound in this country?」

With that, her minder ushered her off and she bypassed the rest of us.

In South Africa in 1999, she was taking a salute with president Thabo Mbeki.

When the cannons fired, the whole Press corps was engulfed by thick smoke, which made it impossible to see.

A few hours later at a reception, the Queen asked if we enjoyed the gun salute and laughed: “I had to smile when they went off . . . it was nice to see you all disappear for once. I never knew it was that easy to get rid of you.”

5月 2014, I was with Harry Arnold, ex-Sun Royal Correspondent, as we marked 150 years of the Journalists’ Charity.

The Queen said what an achievement it was and I told her: "はい, it is almost as old as Harry here.” She burst out laughing and, using 1970s comic Dick Emery’s famous phrase, 彼女は言いました: “You are awful

I was lost and asked her: ‘Have you seen my mum?’

SIMON ERITH was just seven when he got separated from his mother in crowds as the Queen visited Ipswich in 1977.

突然, the young lad found himself shaking hands with the Queen. He asked the royal: “Have you seen my mum?」

サイモン, 今 53, from Swindon, リコール: “One minute I was holding Mum’s hand and the next minute I’d lost her.

“I decided to push through the crowd and see if I could find her. I soon came up to the front of a barrier – the very second Her Majesty was there.

“I remember she shook my hand and all I could say was, ‘Have you seen my mum?’ It seems mad as I knew this lady was the Queen. I don’t suppose I thought she’d know where my mum was. She just looked like a nice, kind adult to ask.”

My uncle’s salute…but he never mentioned it

THE Queen was still in official mourning when Lyn Mabbs’ uncle Geoffrey Bailey saluted her as she stepped from the royal flight in 1952.

Geoffrey, from Clutton, サマセット, was an engineer at RAF Benson, Oxon, home of the Queen’s Flight.

Lyn Mabbs’ uncle Geoffrey Bailey saluted The Queen as she stepped from the royal flight in 1952

Lyn Mabbs’ uncle Geoffrey Bailey saluted The Queen as she stepped from the royal flight in 1952クレジット: 収集

Lyn says: “My uncle died in 1996 彼が〜だった時 80 but the story goes that he was at RAF Benson and was one of only a few in uniform that day. So he was asked to stand at the steps and salute Her Majesty as she disembarked.

He never spoke about it and we only found out after he passed away when we saw this picture.”

I was a 6ft woman barging in on her but she didn’t bat an eyelid

ANNABEL DAWSON nearly bashed into the Queen at a dinosaur exhibition – and apologised, only to be greeted with a smile.

アナベル, 今 71, from Durham, had visited the show as a trainee teacher in 1973, not knowing Her Majesty was there to open it. 彼女が言います: “The crowd seemed a bit thick so I started moving through, pushed past a few policemen – and came face to face with the Queen.

I was mortified and backed away, ­apologising. But she didn’t bat an eyelid at a 6ft woman barging in – she just kept smiling.”

Donald McNeill, 64, of Kirkintilloch, Glasgow worked at the Highland Spring Water factory in Perthshire when the Queen visited in 2017 - 彼は言う: 'I was nervous but excited'

Donald McNeill, 64, of Kirkintilloch, Glasgow worked at the Highland Spring Water factory in Perthshire when the Queen visited in 2017 – 彼は言う: ‘I was nervous but excitedクレジット: 収集

My passing joke with her & Philip ended up on Nine O’Clock News

DAVID PHILP looked after the Queen’s catering on her trips to the ­theatre. One night in the West End in 1970 he was told refreshments would not be required as there would be no ­interval, with the Queen needing to get away early.

デビッド, 79, ラブアイランドのシャノンシンは彼女のおっぱいをつかみます, 言う: “Her Majesty said, ‘I’m sorry we won’t be seeing you this evening, we’re catching the train to Scotland’. Being Scottish myself, I joked, '知っている, Ma’am, my bag is packed’.

She and Prince Philip laughed and I didn’t think much more about it – until I heard the line had made the Nine O’Clock News.”

My lad’s once-in-a-lifetime chance to see walkabout

SONIA MANNING, 53, of Morley, リーズ, and her son Nathan, 20, saw Her Majesty during a walkabout in the city in July 2012.

彼女が言います: “We didn’t speak to her but we were inches away. It’s a day we’ll both remember as long as we live.

“Nathan had his Year Six end-of-term play on that date and I asked him which one he’d rather do – be in the play or see the Queen.

“He jumped at the chance to see her, saying it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and he didn’t want to miss it.”

When the Queen visited Bury St Edmunds, サフォーク, に 2009, Claire Porter and her daughter Evie, then four, cycled into town to see her - they got a photo with her car

When the Queen visited Bury St Edmunds, サフォーク, に 2009, Claire Porter and her daughter Evie, then four, cycled into town to see herthey got a photo with her carクレジット: 収集

‘She held a half-glass of wine all evening  and I never once saw her put it to her lips

AFTER winning a Local Hero award, retired milkman Keith Bunn was invited to a Christmas reception at Buckingham Palace where he learned how the Queen supports rural delivery men and women.

キース, 今 77, who met the Queen in December 2004, 言う: “When my time came, I told her I was a rural milkman and had been working in the community since 1973. I’ll never forget her response.

She told me how important those services were. She said lots of older people were lonely and sometimes the postman and milkman were the only friendly faces they saw.

“She was absolutely right.”

キース, で引退した人 2008, keeps his palace invitation framed at his home in Ludlow, Shrops. 彼は言い​​ます: “She’s such an incredible lady.
“She had half a glass of wine all evening and I never once saw her put it to her lips.”

Queen perched on our sofa for tea and cakes

LUCY and Billy Llewellyn named their three-bed council house “RoyVista” – short for Royal Visitor – so they would never forget the day the Queen and Prince Philip came to tea.

Their son Brian, 今 67, still remembers everything about those 20 minutes in May 1960 when the Queen visited his family’s new home in County Durham.

Lucy and Billy Llewellyn named their three-bed council house 'RoyVista' – short for Royal Visitor – so they would never forget the day the Queen and Prince Philip came to tea

Lucy and Billy Llewellyn named their three-bed council house ‘RoyVista– short for Royal Visitor – so they would never forget the day the Queen and Prince Philip came to tea
Their son Brian, 今 67, still remembers everything about those 20 minutes in May 1960 when the Queen visited his family’s new home in County Durham

Their son Brian, 今 67, still remembers everything about those 20 minutes in May 1960 when the Queen visited his family’s new home in County Durhamクレジット: アーサー・エドワーズ / 太陽

Newton Aycliffe was one of the new towns that had sprung up across Britain to house young families like the Llewellyns.

女王, who three months earlier had given birth to Prince Andrew, was due to open the newly built town hall and decided she would also have tea with an ordinary family.

Brian says: “Mam was told to make an ‘ordinary tea’ — nothing fancy — but she had to spend four pence on a lemon, which was a lot back then, because the Queen didn’t take milk in her tea.

“I’d spent the week before they arrived practising my bow but also teaching my two-year-old sister Joy to curtsey.

“But when the Queen came into the front room and held out her hand, I bowed, curtsied and shook her hand at the same time. I must have looked a right sight.”

Before her death in 2010, Lucy recalled: “I remember her standing at the kitchen door as I made the tea and thinking, ‘Good God, so much weight on such a small pair of shoulders’.”

The Queen perched on the arm of the sofa as Lucy served tea and home-made fairy cakes while kids Brian, then six, Joy plus Tony, 十, and David, ナイン, 見た.

Like many men back then, dad Billy and Prince Philip retreated to the shed in the garden. そこ, railway worker Billy talked to the duke about his side-job as a Punch & Judy man.

While the Queen and Brian’s mum chatted, there was a knock at the front door.
Brian says: “I can’t remember what Mam and the Queen were chatting about but I got up to answer it.

It was an equerry who asked me ‘Are their Majesties ready?’ I said ‘No, they’re not’ and slammed the door in his face. And Brian, who now lives in nearby ­Darlington, still has the cup and saucer the Queen used nearly 62 数年前.

彼は言い​​ます: “After the Queen’s visit, Mam always insisted on a sit-down tea on a Sunday and if one of us used Her ­Majesty’s cup, we had to drink with our pinky finger extended.”