Kiwi athletes meet the Queen
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 9:50a.m.
Three New Zealand Olympic athletes have been given a surprise meeting with the Queen.
Boxer Alexis Pritchard, weightlifter Richie Patterson and 1500-metre runner and Kiwi flag-bearer Nick Willis were chosen to meet Her Royal Highness in the athletes' main dining hall today.
Chef de Mission, Dave Currie, also attended and says while they were meeting royalty, curtsies and bows weren't required.
“It was all very informal,” he says.
“She just bowled up, put out her hand and shook everyone’s hand”
Prince Philip and Princess Anne accompanied Queen Elizabeth – the trio charming athletes representing 10 Commonwealth countries.
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