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RoyalProtocol 11-22-2007 06:58 AM

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Experiences
 
Yesterday I received an invitation from The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to have my Gold Award presented.

the Invitation read:

The Equerry-in-waiting to The Duke of Edinburgh
is desired by His Royal Highness to invite
...................................................
to attend the presentation of Awards
to Young People who have gained The Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award
at St James's Palace
on Wednesday 5th December 2007

How exciting, Mummy has her hat and gloves ready and is practising her curtseys.

Please share your experiences of these presentations>

I'll post photographs of the presentation when we go!

PrincessofEurope 11-22-2007 07:01 AM

i received my invitation for the same presentation yesterday as well it was quite exciting to get it

the dress code for the presentaion was on the invitation it read
Gentlemen: lounge suit, jacket and trousers and uniform
Ladies: afternoon dress, suit (trouser or skirt) or uniform

RoyalProtocol 11-22-2007 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by PrincessofEurope (Post 696181)
i received my invitation for the same presentation yesterday as well it was quite exciting to get it

the dress code for the presentaion was on the invitation it read
Gentlemen: lounge suit, jacket and trousers and uniform
Ladies: afternoon dress, suit (trouser or skirt) or uniform

What are you going to wear?

I'm wearing my lounge suit and the Gold Award holders tie.

PrincessofEurope 11-22-2007 07:06 AM

what we are wearing
 
Mixed tweed at karenmillen.com
above is a link to my dress to be worn with a blouse under
Jersey Shirt at karenmillen.com

RoyalProtocol 11-22-2007 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by PrincessofEurope (Post 696186)
Mixed tweed at karenmillen.com
above is a link to my dress to be worn with a blouse under
Jersey Shirt at karenmillen.com

Lovely, I hope you too will have an enjoyable afternoon.

Warren 11-22-2007 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by RoyalProtocol (Post 696178)
Mummy has her hat and gloves ready and is practising her curtseys.

That's all well and good for mum, but does this mean your curtseys don't need practising?

Congratulations to you and PrincessofEurope for your Gold Awards. :flowers:

RoyalProtocol 11-22-2007 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Warren (Post 696216)
That's all well and good for mum, but does this mean your curtseys don't need practising?

Congratulations to you and PrincessofEurope for your Gold Awards. :flowers:

One would hope not, I shall bow, I do believe that would be the proper thing for men to do, unless women have started attending Royal events in loung suits:rofl:

Thanks for your congratulations, were both really looking forward to the event, we both done the Award together through my Boys' Brigade

Avalon 11-22-2007 09:16 AM

Congratulations RoyalProtocol and PrincessofEurope ! :flowers:
It must be exiting to receive this invitiation, hope you will share your experiences after the award ceremony. :smile:

RoyalProtocol 11-22-2007 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Avalon (Post 696256)
Congratulations RoyalProtocol and PrincessofEurope ! :flowers:
It must be exiting to receive this invitiation, hope you will share your experiences after the award ceremony. :smile:

Thanks we'll let you know all about it and will post our photographs as well.

Warren 11-22-2007 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by RoyalProtocol (Post 696247)
I shall bow, I do believe that would be the proper thing for men to do.

My error, and my apologies! :blush:

RoyalProtocol 11-22-2007 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Warren (Post 696265)
My error, and my apologies! :blush:

I forgive you, an easy mistake with usernames instead of real names.:rofl:

marlene 11-22-2007 10:07 AM

Congratulations Royal Protocal on your finishing your gold level, my daughter is almost finished her bronze level and is very keen to continue, any words of advice?

RoyalProtocol 11-22-2007 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by marlene (Post 696278)
Congratulations Royal Protocal on your finishing your gold level, my daughter is almost finished her bronze level and is very keen to continue, any words of advice?

Thank you and Yes my advice would be, even when your up a mountain, tired, wet and freezing keep at it, getting the invitation really is worth it and it speaks a lot on CVs and University applications, also remember to get the record book signed up at the time or its a real chore later and you can't be bothered.

I hope your daughter enjoys the award as much as I have, tell her good luck and stick at it.

I enjoyed the award so much I am now involved in running it in my Church/BB and have got to attend lots of fun occasions, I had tea with the Duke of Abercorn who is the Lord Stewart of HMs household, attended afternoon tea at Hillsborough Castle and went to a thanksgiving service in St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast for the 50th Anniversary.

The Award is great and I would encourage all young people to take part, an A* experience

Claire 11-24-2007 06:49 AM

I got mine from Nelson Mandela and Prince Edward, but the Duke of Edinburgh signature is on the certificate.

RoyalProtocol 12-07-2007 06:10 PM

Well I've been to the Palace and I must say it was well worth it. The band of the Household Division played Christmas Music and there was a beautiful Christmas Tree.

The State Apartments were lovely, and we got to see out onto the balcony where they announce the Accession.

HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was really nice and put everyone at ease, he spoke to our group for about 7mins. He is quite small but has a good posture and a wonderful accent.

Our celebrity guest who was assigned to talk with our group was Alistar Stewart from ITN News, he was excellent and very pleasent.

An excellent experience A***

selrahc4 12-07-2007 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by RoyalProtocol (Post 702256)
Well I've been to the Palace and I must say it was well worth it. The band of the Household Division played Christmas Music and there was a beautiful Christmas Tree.

The State Apartments were lovely, and we got to see out onto the balcony where they announce the Accession.

HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was really nice and put everyone at ease, he spoke to our group for about 7mins. He is quite small but has a good posture and a wonderful accent.

Our celebrity guest who was assigned to talk with our group was Alistar Stewart from ITN News, he was excellent and very pleasent.

An excellent experience A***

Thank you for sharing and describing your experience. A lifetime memory for you indeed.

QueenMaharet 12-09-2007 01:08 AM

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He is quite small
What do you mean by small?

Elspeth 12-09-2007 02:55 AM

So did you and PrincessofEurope manage to find each other in the crowd? And where are these photos we were promised?

PrincessofEurope 12-10-2007 08:58 AM

the day was indeed lovely and St James's palace is very beautiful especially as it was all decorated for christmas inside. my only problem was that the Northern Irelane and Welsh groups did not get to see as many state rooms as the English groups because of the position of our room in the palace as we were forced by the officials to go out through the tapastry room.
the Duke of Edinburgh was very nice but he got railroaded into only talking to one "limelighter" and not to the rest of the group - the Queen would never have let this happen as she would have ignored the girl trying to answer everyone of his questions

other celebrities included Fern Britton, Linford Christie and Sian Williams of BBC Breakfast

PrincessofEurope 12-10-2007 10:09 AM

our group picture has just been put online here is the link
Success Photography


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