A weekly newspaper reporter was amongst those lucky enough to attend this year’s Royal garden party at Buckingham Palace.
Bev Creagh, reporter for the Dunstable Gazette, was among 8,000 guests invited to Tuesday’s event for their contribution to charity or the community.
Said Bev: “It was absolutely surreal, the experience of a lifetime. In spite of the uniforms, medals and mayoral chains, there was an air of awe and expectation as we waited for the Royal party to appear on the terrace.
She added: “The band struck up the national anthem and there they were – the Queen, looking smaller and more stooped than she does on television, with Prince Philip a jaunty figure by her side, belying his 90 years.”