On Wednesday 8th February 2012, I was invited up to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge with JDRF, to meet HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, along with other co-chair of the Parliament event George Dove.
After a quick briefing from JDRF staff, George and I made ourselves comfortable in the room in which we were meeting HRH. George and I sat either side of HRH, with Karen Addington (Chief Executive at JDRF) and Professor David Dunger sat on the other side of us.
After Karen had introduced us to HRH, we all sat down round the table under the watchful eye of the media at the other end of the room. George and I had both made our own Scrapbooks about our life with diabetes and what it truly means to us. The scrap books showed HRH what it was like to live with type 1 diabetes and how JDRF has benefited us so far and the opportunities we have been auspicious enough to have been given. However most importantly, what a cure would mean to us.
Here are a few photos from the day:
Photos copyright Chris Jackson, Getty Images.
It was a huge honour to be asked to go represent JDRF on this occasion, as it was the first time a member of the Royal Family had wanted to come and learn about the fantastic work and research JDRF carries out.
I cannot thank JDRF enough for asking myself and George along for the day, and we both very much enjoyed ourselves and shall most certainly remember this incredible day for years to come.
Thank you to HRH the Duchess of Cornwall for taking time out of her busy schedule to attend, and again to JDRF for inviting me.
It honestly was an amazing day!