Rutland Sailability

I have previously been very impressed by Rutland Sailability, whose members volunteer to help disabled people to sail on Rutland Water. They often find that their disabilities don’t hinder their performance in this new environment. Their Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service was well deserved. But I’m now pleased to find that my husband shares my enthusiasm to such an extent that he has joined them!

The installation of my new Lord-Lieutenant’s cadets

October 6th: I was delighted to present certificates and welcome my new Cadets in a sparkling ceremony at Casterton College. The event was strongly supported by the presence of senior military officers, impressive military hardware and by the amazing ‘Crash Zone’ virtual reality vehicle, courtesy of our Fire Service.

The Corps of Drums of the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland Army Cadet Force provided an excellent performance.

A centenary in South Luffenham

Sept 27th: Congratulations to the people of South Luffenham, who today celebrated the recent renovation and 100th anniversary of their village hall – transformed into a warm, functional, light-filled space. Well done to all. Happy dancing, Pilates, tai chi, music making and all manner of community get-togethers.

The Proclamation of the new King

September 9th: Thank you to our High Sheriff of Rutland who delivered the proclamation perfectly (in spite of a vindictive wasp!) in front of a large and loyal crowd. A great Rutland occasion. Thanks also to all staff at Oakham Castle, Rutland Council and to Oakham School and their pupils; their head of music Peter Davis & Steve Foster with their students added greatly to the ceremony.

The State Funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

19th September 2022.

Majestic, full of pageantry and emotion; Her Late Majesty’s funeral was overwhelming. I was honoured to attend, accompanied by my husband, to represent all the people of Rutland who could not attend. The dignity of the Royal Family⁩ & the respect we all felt will live with me for the rest of my life.