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Brandsby WI ...


Saturday 20th January, 2024





At the first WI Brandsby meeting of 2024, Alison Easson gave a very funny and interesting talk entitled ‘Guess Who’s Coming for Lunch.’ Alison used to work at Bishopthorpe Palace and was there in 2005 during the time that Royal Ascot was hosted at York Racecourse.

Bishopthorpe Palace was the venue that the Queen had lunch at each day of the Royal Ascot festival.

Alison talked about the many instructions they received from the Royal Household to prepare for the royal visit and the many arrangements necessary to make the week of lunches run smoothly.

Each day, a different set of invited guests joined the Queen for lunch.



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