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Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met? 4 months 5 days ago #3743684

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When I was working,the company I worked for were benefactors of The Prince of Wales hospice in Pontefract.
They were having a charity lunch and because none of our higher managers wanted to go I was told to go and represent the company.

Because of security, no one was aware that the Prince of Wales had helicoptered in and had landed on Pontefract racecourse to attend the event.

As luck would have it I was seated on his table and during lunch had a pleasant chat with him. Lovely bloke.

When the word go out back at work all the refusniks were green with envy that they had missed the chance to meet him.
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Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met? 4 months 5 days ago #3743685

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popeye wrote: In the UK, a "Celebrity" is defined as someone who had an interview for Coronation Street!

Every "Celebrity" quiz show & other such programmes, seems to be full of these!

Never heard of most of them!




A "celebrity" is normally someone who regularly appears on our screens.
If you don't watch the programmes they appear in, then you wouldn't know who they are! :lol:

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Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met? 4 months 5 days ago #3743687

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Remember the first famous persons I met were Ian St John and Kevin Keegan, when they played for Liverpool. I was am 8 year old child living there at the time .

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Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met? 4 months 5 days ago #3743783

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I once shook hands with Rolf Harris....but now I wish I hadnt....:S
he was at Windsor Castle....drawing...
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Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met? 4 months 5 days ago #3743795

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Lee Kuan Yew, together with Sir William Goode. At the Merdeka celebration Raffles Hotel.
Sum total. A hand shake and congratulationary comment.
Well received by the former and a, not that well pleased expression of the later. Who tried to out squeeze my hand, without success. Spoke volumes.

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Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met? 4 months 5 days ago #3743798

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Probably the most well known person I’ve met would be Prince Harry.

My step-son is a keen cyclist so when the Tour de France was being held in Yorkshire, he came over to stay with me and we travelled to some of the race stages. It was quite a big event around here and us Yorkshire folk threw ourselves into the spirit of it and welcomed all the cyclists as they passed through our villages.

My step-son and I were in the nearby village of West Tanfield on the day the Prince Harry and the Cambridges visited the village, after starting off the race from Harewood House. We were there for the Cyclists and didn’t know the Royal Party were going to be dropping in.
My step-son served in Afghanistan with Harry - he used to look after the communication equipment in the helicopters, so they were acquainted through their military duties. As they look very much alike, with very similar build, facial features and colouring and the same gingery hair, they were sometimes nick-named “the ginger twins” - they look uncannily alike, especially when in uniform.
I guess that is why Harry recognised my step-son and stopped to speak to us - their chat was mostly reminiscing about the team they worked with, but Harry politely included me in the conversation.

Prince William and Catherine were there too, but they just smiled as they passed us, so I wouldn’t claim to have met them.


William Hague used to be a regular supporter of the local charity I work as Treasurer for, so we had many meetings and charity dinners together over the years.
- and since Rishi Sunak became our MP, he supports our charity, so I have met him a few times.
He seems a nice chap.

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Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met? 4 months 4 days ago #3743876

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QuietMouse01 wrote: I used to work for David Bowie,s father, does that count lol....


I guess his father was famous by association...
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Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met? 4 months 4 days ago #3743879

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Ivorbigwedge wrote: When I was working,the company I worked for were benefactors of The Prince of Wales hospice in Pontefract.
They were having a charity lunch and because none of our higher managers wanted to go I was told to go and represent the company.

Because of security, no one was aware that the Prince of Wales had helicoptered in and had landed on Pontefract racecourse to attend the event.

As luck would have it I was seated on his table and during lunch had a pleasant chat with him. Lovely bloke.

When the word go out back at work all the refusniks were green with envy that they had missed the chance to meet him.


Very good!

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Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met? 4 months 4 days ago #3743882

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Sandgrounder wrote: Remember the first famous persons I met were Ian St John and Kevin Keegan, when they played for Liverpool. I was am 8 year old child living there at the time .


Did you know who they were at the time?

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Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met? 4 months 4 days ago #3743883

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QuietMouse01 wrote: I once shook hands with Rolf Harris....but now I wish I hadnt....:S
he was at Windsor Castle....drawing...


I’m guessing that’s a British celebrity I don’t know.

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