George discusses sailing with Princess Anne!

George Burton, our Principal, mixing in Royal circles…

He attended a Christmas party In London for the Not Forgotten Association. This is a unique national tri-service charity which provides entertainment, leisure and recreation for the serving wounded, injured or sick and for ex-service men and women with disabilities. At the event he had the opportunity to meet Princess Anne, who has a keen interest in sailing. She keeps her yacht in a small harbour near where we used to live on the west coast of Scotland.

They discussed sailing, fish farms and what it is like to live in Greece with its present problems. She was very down to earth and interesting to talk to. He says you only have to say ‘Mam’ or ‘Your Royal Highness’ once then you can talk normally.

I don’t know exactly what he’s said when this photo was taken as she looks a little alarmed 🙂


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