Flora Duffy receives decorations at Buckingham Palace from Princess Anne for the honorary title of Dame – WTJ 2702 – Trikipedia.nl

FRIDAY – The UK’s Windsor has a thing for triathlons, as it often turns out. Prince Harry once competed in a triathlon, and Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law to Crown Prince William, was a die-hard gymnast. There has also been a Royal Windsor Triathlon for thirty years, with Windsor Castle along the course. The race featured celebrities such as Johnny Wilkinson, Tanee Gray Thompson, Gareth Thomas and Jenson Button. The patron of the event is Princess Beatrice, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, who died this year. By the way, the cycling part also passed Buckingham Palace in the Olympic triathlon in London.

Lady Flora Duffy

All of this as a prelude to a special moment yesterday. Then Flora Duffy was a guest at Buckingham Palace. After all, she was awarded the title of “lady” a year ago. Only the decorations belonging to this high ornament have not yet been given to it. And it happened yesterday in the royal palace during a solemn ceremony. It was Princess Anne – King Charles’ sister (you see I’ve been following the crown closely) – who honored Flora Duffy. King later tweeted:

Mrs. Flora Duffy received her nickname for services to sport. The Bermudian athlete won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

UK Parliament

Bermuda belongs to the Commonwealth of Nations. The 35-year-old racing athlete was the island’s first Olympic champion. For this title and her merits in sport she will henceforth be known as Lady Flora Duffy.

So Flora had a lovely six days, as she also says on her social media: “It’s been quite the past six days. Winning my fourth world title at worldtriathlon and then off to Buckingham Palace to receive my DBE. Thankful and grateful.

See also  The orange key players do recovery drills, keep on the field

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.