Peterborough solicitor remembers time when he met Duke of Edinburgh twice in one day

A Peterborough solicitor hasrecalled the time The Duke of Edinburgh remembered him during a visit to Peterborough - after meeting him twice in one day.

By Stephen Briggs
Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 5:00 am

The Prince was in the city with The Queen to open Peterborough Magistrates’ Court and The Cresset - and Jeremy Roberts had connections with both.

Jeremy said: “I was a solicitor and a young County Councillor at the time on the Cambridgeshire County Council.

“On that day I had been invited as a solicitor to attend the opening of the Magistrates Court and then later to meet the Queen and Prince Phillip at the Cresset. I was on their Board at the time as a local authority representative

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The Duke and The Queen at the opening of The Cresset. Pic: The Cresset

“Prince Philip must have remembered me from the Court because he said to me on being introduced ‘Have you run all the way from the Court to come and see us again?’

“I just laughed but it was an example of his good humour to put people at ease and he will be sadly missed.”

An online book of condolence has been set up in Peterborough to pay tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh, while a special service will take place at Peterborough Cathedral on Friday to remember the Prince.