This is the letter from the Livery Company (Worshipful Company) of Joiners and Ceilers inviting me to Buckingham Palace to receive the prize and meet my new friend HRH.
You can also see some of the pictures here!
Presentation of Livery Company Prizes by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of the City & Guilds of London Institute, at Buckingham Palace – 2 May
My colleague Joanna Edoo spoke to you recently to let you know that you have won a prize from the Worshipful Company of Joiners & Ceilers. Congratulations! This is a prestigious award and you should be very proud. Each year a number of City of London Livery Companies award prizes to people who they feel have excelled in particular fields. City & Guilds was founded by the Livery Companies in 1878 and therefore maintains a close link with them. As many people have not come across the Livery Companies before, I have enclosed a print-out from Wikipedia which explains what they are, their roots and their function.
I would also like to take this opportunity to confirm the details for the presentation of your prize at this year’s Prince Philip Medal presentation ceremony at Buckingham Palace, on Thursday 2 May 2013. We will gather for a buffet lunch at City & Guilds’ headquarters before going to the Palace. The ceremony will take place where you, and the other prize winners will receive your awards from HRH The Princess Royal and a representative of the relevant Livery Company. After the awards ceremony, we will remain at the Palace for afternoon tea, hosted by The Princess Royal.