Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Today, a Prince came to mums work, not to see her in particular, but when mum arrived at work she had to wait only two minutes for Prince William to pass by on his way to visit the childrens ward at the hospital. Mum got a quick glance, he looked tall and handsome, and was smiling broadly. Mum and a couple of her friends stepped out of the way, and said good morning to our Prime Minister, his wife and other ministers as they passed. They smiled, and said hello and "get back to work".
This is our Prime Minister John Key taking Prince William out for dinner. I think he did offer to help cook the steak, while John downed a couple of beers like a good kiwi bloke. It made the front of the paper today, and we all laughed.
Mum didn't think that it would be such a big deal, but actually everyone was really happy to have seen the Prince. He shook hundreds of hands, smiled and talked to lots of people at work. When he went to the childrens ward, he stopped and spoke with each family and child there, posed for photos with the staff and we think he did a super job.
Mum still remembers the day she saw the Queen up close. It was hundreds of years ago, when mum was at high school. The Queen was visiting, and mum and her schoolmates were asked to put their uniforms on and go, even though it was a school holiday. Nerdy mum did what she was told, but the Queen did stop and mention what nice uniforms we were all wearing.
So that was mums brush with royalty today. I had a royal day today - lots of queenly napping.