Right royal laughs for new MBE dad

Amaze­ment when‘queen’ap­peared at party

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEWS - Leona Greenan

A Blan­tyre fam­ily played a royal blinder on their dad after he ac­cepted his in­vesti­ture as an MBE last week.

Sandy Wilkie, of Bardykes Farm, was at Buck­ing­ham Palace to re­ceive the hon­our from the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, for ser­vices to the dairy in­dus­try and com­mu­nity, be­fore re­turn­ing to fives­tar ho­tel the Dorch­ester Pent­house for a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion.

And with an ar­ray of fam­ily and friends gath­er­ing to help Sandy cel­e­brate, jaws lit­er­ally dropped as ‘Her Majesty the Queen’ graced the party.

Tour­ing the room – hand­bag, hat and pearls to the fore – the ‘Queen’ hap­pily posed for self­ies with the guests, and even took a pic with one of Sandy’s grand­chil­dren on her knee.

It was, of course, all in the name of fun, with Sandy’s chil­dren, Craig and Kim­berly, ar­rang­ing for the look-alike to join the party.

Sandy’s proud sis­ter Agnes ex­plained: “Sandy and his guests were shocked and thrilled when the Queen walked into the after-party at the Dorch­ester Pent­house last week.

“It was hi­lar­i­ous to see the jaws lit­er­ally drop to the floor when she ap­peared.

“And de­spite hav­ing re­ceived his MBE from her son HRH Prince Charles, who com­pleted the more for­mal hon­ours ear­lier at Buck­ing­ham Palace, it was def­i­nitely the cream on the top for Sandy, milk­man of the Bri­tish Em­pire!”

Sandy is a sales and mar­ket­ing mae­stro at Mueller Wise­man Dairies.

Selfie time Sandy Wilkie with “The Queen”

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