Royal Reception
Royal Reception
Posted by Gaby Dean

Thursday, 05 Feb 2009 00:00

Today has been a very special day for the team and many of our special guests as we gathered for a Royal reception at Clarence House, hosted by our patron, HRH The Prince of Wales.  The event started at 9.30am with a special introduction with His Royal Highness and to enlighten him on some of the finer details of our expedition.  It was a really exciting day and we were made to feel really welcome by all of the wonderful team at Clarence House.  When we arrived we had tea and coffee with of course a selection of Duchy Originals biscuits!


After the introductions we filed out into the gardens where we had the opportunity to get some great shots of our sledge in some of London's last remaining snow as Prince Charles handed Pen, Ann and Martin a rather special Royal Pennant.  Not since Queen Alexandra gave a Royal Pennant to Shackleton has a polar expedition been privileged with a sledging flag from a member of the Royal Family so this indeed marked a really special event.  


Our bespoke flag has been designed by Graham Bartram, the Chief Vexillologist from the Flag Institute and then very aptly made by Andy at Flying Colours, the Royal flagmakers.  

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