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Royal Encounter for Chesterfield Street Pastors

I was delighted to receive an invitation from the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire to a reception at Chatsworth on July 10th to represent Chesterfield Street Pastors.  We were told that there would be two VIP visitors and you can imagine how thrilled I was to find out later that it would be HM the Queen and HRH Prince Philip.  There were around 80 representatives of Derbyshire charity and volunteer oraganisations and we were split into groups of 6 or 7.  Both the Queen and Prince Philip spent a few minutes with each group and I had the privilege of being able to speak with each of them briefly about Street Pastors.  Her Majesty needed no introduction to what we do and gave me the most beautiful smile when she saw the uniform.  A memory for me to treasure but recognition of the great work of Street Pastors across the country.