Royal Visit

Jan Leeming

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Royal Visit

Date: 12th December 2007

Just before curtain up yesterday at the 10.30 am performance, the Assistant Stage Manager asked us if we would meet with some members of the Royal Family after the show. The Royals turned out to be Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, and little daughter Louise. Initially Louise was rather shy but soon began to enjoy meeting us all. However the star of the show for her was Rupert Bear. I was very surprised because, although a perfect replica of the Rupert character, he is a good six feet tall and very large but she absolutely adored him and kept running up to kiss him. It was uncanny the similarity between little Louise and Her Majesty the Queen at a similar age. Prince Edward and Sophie were very relaxed and friendly and we stayed chatting for quite some time.

Got a day off today as we are working on Sunday this week. I'm thoroughly enjoying myself and finding it quite a challenge dealing with the different audiences. They are so unpredictable - I think the best is a reasonable mix of adults and children. The children love the innocent slapstick and the backchat with the stage characters and the Adults enjoy the double-entendres.

If any of you are now tempted to come and see Cinderella at the Theatre Royal Windsor, I'd advise you to leave a little time to walk around the town. It is a lovely town and with all the Christmas finery, it is looking particularly splendid. It is also a wonderful place to shop for Christmas with just about every shop you could think of.

I'll be away from the Internet for a week now, so won't be able to update anything but as soon as I'm re-united with my Computer, I'll give you an update.

Bye for now. Jan

P.S. Had some lovely pictures taken of yours truly in my Fairy Frock - I'll see if I can get permission to use it on the Website.

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