Congratulations to the Queen of England on her Diamond Jubilee. As Deputy Mayor of Durban in 1994, I had the rare privilege of hosting Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip to the Mayor's Tea Party in the Durban City Hall to mark her first official visit to Durban after our change of National Government earlier that year. Prince Phillip was particularly chatty and friendly and it was great to be able to meet and chat to both the Queen and the Prince. The Royal Yacht Brittania in Durban Harbour was home to the Royal family for the few days they were here.
Later we fetched the kids and they also got to meet the Queen on one of her walk-abouts around the City Hall on this historic visit. Awesome experience and an incredible lady, an honour to have been able to meet!