It seemed so casual, almost too casual: a giant sausage sizzle… for the Queen?
You would remember the Great Aussie BBQ, held on the foreshore for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for the final day of their 11-day tour of Australia in 2011.
(Just quietly, it was held on the part of the foreshore is now Elizabeth Quay).
On Tuesday, Clairsy & Lisa had a chat with the then-premier Colin Barnett who, quite honestly, dropped a bombshell when we asked if there had been any pushback to the less-than-formal event?
“That was Prince Philip’s idea,” Barnett said. “He said we should have a BBQ.”
To say our jaws dropped was an understatement.
Barnett went on to describe how he managed to avoid all protocols and ask the Queen directly if it was alright to name Perth’s new waterfront development after her… and how she hilariously responded to probably the most awkward moment of his life at the State Reception dinner.
“There was one thing that did go wrong, and it was my fault,” he admitted.
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