With a wonderful bank holiday weekend behind us and spring well and truly on the way, we just wanted to take a moment to reflect on the events of these last few days and the connections which have been highlighted for us.
The Royal Wedding of last Friday (29th April) was fantastic. We have all agreed that Catherine looked stunning, Prince William looked very handsome and the couple, now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, just one of their three titles, seem to be very much in love. A huge audience was watching this really happy occasion from all corners of the world. John, Manager of Ipswich, commented on what a sad loss it was and such a shame that Diana, Princess of Wales, was not able to see her eldest son marry and how she would have loved to have been part of this special day.
Sadly, Diana died 14 years ago, in 1997. Another mass audience, again from around the world, watched mournfully as Diana’s funeral procession drove slowly through the streets of London and two years ago, just for a very short period of time, Ipswich branch, was used for storage for two of the cars that were used to carry members of the Royal Family, on that very sad day.
The cars, one a Classic Rolls Royce and the other a Daimler, also classic, were being moved before being sold.
John, (he’s a mind of information) then went onto say, that during this bank holiday weekend, he had met with a group of old friends for a meal and to catch up with the going’s on in everyone’s lives. During the course of the evening, one of John’s best friends told the story of when he was a professor at St. Andrews University and he had the duty of showing parents of newly accepted students round. One of these new students a one, William Windsor turned up with his father, yes, you’ve guessed it, Prince Charles!
Now, as some of you may know, John in his early years, plied his trade as a professional footballer at Cambridge United and was once crowned “The King of the Abbey” (I think that’s another blog for another day) and with Prince William our “one day King”, we now have two or possibly three “very tenuous” links between HomeStore and Royalty.
But, don’t worry, you don’t have to be of royal blood or have highfaluting contacts to store with us, just the need for some extra space to help alleviate the pressure of your particular circumstance.