H.R.H. The Prince of Wales’ VISIT
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1978 - H.R.H. The Prince of Wales’ VISIT

Instructions for the walkabout at RG 99. Dress: lounge suit (medals and decorations will not be worn); Day Dress (hat and gloves not required). Conversations with HRH: H.R.H. should be allowed to start any conversation. Smoking: It is not considered proper to smoke whilst in conversation with H.R.H. Some 250 handpicked members of the community were invited. On a list of some 60 people, entitled “People who should be invited in their own right, if they do not appear on company lists” there were an awful lot of letters and decorations. Charles Reade and Teddy Rigby were near the top, each with their C.B.E. and D.F.C. Tony Wellington heaved in with D.S.O., O.B.E. and D.F.C. Ten others on the list were O.B.E., four were M.B.E. and Margaret Mee and Stan Haynes were also Carioca Honorário. Additionally, a new-ish carioca was invited, as he’d been a page at the Coronation, and a merchant banker because his sister was Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Anne. The Church was represented by the Reverends Roger Blankley and 100-year old Harold Cook. Back on earth, the Head Boy and Head Girl of the British school were also on the list.