Hello, Mr President!

(L-R) The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, the Turkish President and First Lady at Clarence House.

Two weeks ago, I had the honour of being asked to give a demonstration of my illumination work to the Turkish President and First Lady, who were on a state visit to the UK. The demonstration took place at Clarence House where it was also attended by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Although the official visit was actually very short (it must have lasted around 20 minutes or so), we spent most of the day at Clarence House preparing our equipment and setting everything up. Afterwards, the staff laid out some much-welcomed tea and refreshments for us. So now I can say that I’ve had tea at Clarence House, and just in case you were wondering – it was delicious!

Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photos – this one was taken by the press. Look carefully and you can just see the side of my face in the top-left corner!

It was a fun, but very busy day!

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3 Responses to Hello, Mr President!

  1. Farida says:

    Wowee! that’s incredible mash’Allah!! :D :D

  2. Lisa says:

    And who’s that lovely lady on the far right? :)

  3. Ayesha says:

    Hello Ms DeLong! :)

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