My mum met the Queen outside Bedford Central Library once.
Taken by surprise while holding a sandwich, she flicked tomato pips onto Her Majesty’s patent leather shoe.
Now, what can you say to that?
“Ketchup Betty?” (…. too much time with toddlers, you think????)
Anyway, you’re not the usual hoi polloi we get around here.
So you will know there is a long list of protocols to guide one’s behaviour in the presence of Her Majesty.
The “no-touch” rule, for example.
When meeting the Queen, you must wait for her to extend her hand and when she does, hold it gently.
Do not grip it tightly or pump it, advises Rachel Kelly, a public relations executive at VisitBritain.
No hugs, no kiss on the cheek, no touching the shoulder … nada.
So now that’s cleared up, let’s get you to London to celebrate.
Win a chance to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee with Mandara Spa
Mandara Spa has teamed up with Sainsbury’s for this very special British occasion to offer one lucky family of four complimentary tickets to the Jubilee Family Festival in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd June (worth £52.00).
Brought to you by Sainsbury’s, the festival will play host to a plethora of great British brands and family fun.
Amidst all the activities, the lucky winners will have access to the Mandara Spa pamper bus to receive well-earned mini massages using Mandara Spa products.
You’ll be so calm there will be no sandwich mishaps for you!
All Mandara Spa collections are inspired by tropical locations around the world and include:
Island Paradise – inspired by the Maldives, Tropical Blooms – inspired by Phuket, Honeymilk Dream – inspired by Hawaii and the winner will also receive a full set of the bestselling Amber Heaven body care range – inspired by Bali worth £51.00
Pampering Honey Bath, Moisturising Bath Essence, Conditioning Shower Cream, Softening Body Cream, Exfoliating Sugar Scrub, Nourishing Body Butter, Nourishing Hand Cream
For more information about the event visit – www.sainsburys.co.uk/jubilee
For a chance to win
….four complimentary tickets to the Jubilee Family Festival in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd June (worth £52.00), please leave a comment on this post which includes the answer to the following question:
Which one of these islands is not an inspiration for Mandara Spa collections?
a) The Maldives
b) The Seychelles
Don’t forget to include your email/Twitter name, so we can contact you, should you win.
The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, 20th May and a winner will be chosen at random and notified within 24 hours.
If the prize is not claimed within three days we will choose another winner. This competition is open to UK residents only.
The winner’s name may be posted online at www.mummycentral.com and on other social media networks.
By entering the promotion entrants confirm they have read and agree to be bound by the above terms & conditions.
We accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or damage suffered through acceptance of the prize.
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