Zander scores an A- list invitation
TEN-year-old Queensland flood victim Zander Locke says he has scored an invitation to Prince William’s wedding next month.
Zander, from the Ipswich suburb of Bundamba, was among 2000 invited guests and onlookers gathered to see the Prince in the southeast Queensland city that was devastated by floods in January.
The boy was so impressed that Prince William shook his hand that Zander vowed never to wash it again, but he was even more elated to be invited to Westminster Abbey next month for the wedding o f Pri nce Will i a m a nd Kate Middleton.
‘‘ He invited me to his wedding,’’ Zander said, with his parents confirming what the Prince had told him.
The Prince chatted with flood victims and thanked rescuers and clean-up volunteers during his 30-minute stay at Ipswich’s West Moreton Anglican College.
The Prince showed he was well aware of local issues, asking people if they had insurance coverage and pointing to Premier Anna Bligh’s flood appeal as a possible source of help.
C h e r i e P a s c o e s a i d P r i n c e William was amused by her story of evacuating her house with a car full of uncaged chickens.
Anjanette Penfold and her family have just moved back on to their land, albeit into a caravan, after it was flooded at Barellan Point.