[QUOTE=Manchester Evening News]A couple invited the Queen to their wedding – and she accepted. Sweethearts Frances and John Canning were amazed when the Queen appeared as surprise guest of honour on their big day. The couple, from Prestwich, had booked Manchester town hall for their civil wedding. But they were shocked when staff phoned to say they would be sharing the venue with ‘an important VIP’.
After learning it was the Queen, the couple wrote a lighthearted letter to Buckingham Palace inviting her to join their party. They were pleasantly surprised to receive a reply from the Palace thanking them for the invite – and stunned when the Royal visitor made a detour from her original schedule to turn up to wish them the best. Bride Frances, 44, who runs a hairdressing salon, said she was flabbergasted to be greeted by name by the Queen. She said: “We booked the town hall ages ago but we got a phone call four weeks ago telling us that a VIP would be in the building on the same day. “We never dreamt we would be able to meet her.[/QUOTE]
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What a great story, good on HM!
I read in the 'Sun' (yeah, I know) that she and Phillip gatecrashed :-D
Hope they got a round in ;)
That's going to be quite a wedding album when they get the pics back.
[QUOTE=Corrupt;6096662]Hope they got a round in ;)[/QUOTE]
Or gave the best man a knighthood !
[QUOTE=rgjbloke;6096668]That's going to be quite a wedding album when they get the pics back.[/QUOTE]
Isn't it just!
I wonder how many wedding invitations are now flooding in to Buck house!!
Love to hear stories like this. God save the Queen! ( please forgive this foolish Yankee. )
That's a nice story, good to see that the old gal is still making her rounds around Britain like a champ.
Everything that I know about the Queen or heard about her, she is one very very Classy Lady. She is a fantastic example of a wonderful person.
Long Live the Queen, the world needs more people like her.
Good on her, great to see her reaching out to the people.
The only old Queen allowed at my wedding will be ME!