Catherine Jenkins recalled attending an intimate “disastrous” lunch with the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Welsh actress Mizo Soprano, 42, told how she encountered a complicated course she didn’t really understand while dining with the Queen at a “small” lunch at Buckingham Palace when she was in her mid-20s, and left her. red face
The opera singer explained that the Queen was a “motherly” figure and helped her understand how to move forward with the complex method of cooking by following her lead.
Memories: Katherine Jenkins, 42, recalled attending an intimate “disastrous” lunch with the late Queen Elizabeth II.
“When I was in my mid-twenties, I was invited to a small lunch at Buckingham Palace,’ said Catherine, who appeared on Thursday morning.
They brought a tour that I didn’t really understand, with a bowl of water and a piece of fruit and I was thinking, “Oh no, that’s a disaster!”
I took a piece of fruit and held it in my hand. Her Majesty felt it and in a motherly way, she was kind of like, “Follow me.” You had to take the fruit, wash it in a bowl of water and dry it with gauze.
Encounter: The Welsh mezzo-soprano told how she encountered a complicated course she didn’t really understand while dining with the King at a ‘small’ lunch at Buckingham Palace (pictured with the Queen in 2012)
Catherine added of her fondness for the Queen, saying: “I am a huge fan of her and have fond memories of her singing God Save the Queen for her.”
The words of the British national anthem have changed from “queen” to “king” in the wake of the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday as her son, King Charles III, now takes the throne.
She was in a chapel in a remote area of Sussex recording when she received a call from the BBC saying she wanted her to sign God save the King.
“They brought a course I didn’t really understand, with a bowl of water and a piece of fruit and I was thinking, ‘Oh no, that’s a disaster!”‘ said Catherine this morning. “
Sweet: She continued: ‘I took a piece of fruit and held it in my hand. Her Majesty felt it and in a motherly way, she was kind of like, ‘Follow me’
Catherine began: “I got a call from the BBC and they said we wanted to play the first version of God Save The King.
“There were a few of us who took a few minutes of silence and thought and said a little prayer for the Queen before recording it.”
It was emotional. But we have to think about the future.
The singer, who took to the stage for the Queen’s platinum jubilee, earlier this year, said she’s gotten more and more nervous every time she meets Her Majesty.
Memory: Catherine added her passion for the Queen, saying, “I am a huge fan of her and have great memories of her singing God Save the Queen for her.”
Speaking about the event, she added, “I backed off when she passed and said, ‘Hey Catherine! From her car window.
“Over the years as I learned things from meeting her, I admired her more and more, as a mother and as a role model, I became more and more nervous every time I saw her.”
“The most nerve-wracking was a private dinner and I made it up there, just me and he played the piano.”
The singer continued, “Over the years as I’ve learned things from meeting her, I admire her more and more. As a mother and as a role model, I’ve become more nervous every time I see her” (on stage at the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II in June 2022)
Adding to her many performances, she remembered: ‘The most nerve-racking was a private dinner and she made up there, just me and a piano’ (pictured together in 2017)
The Queen’s death will see Britain and its Commonwealth realms enter a ten-day period of mourning as millions of her subjects in the UK and abroad come to terms with her death.
With her son ascending to the throne, there will also be a celebration of her historic 70-year reign that saw her reach a platinum jubilee this year – a milestone a British monarch is unlikely to reach again.
King Charles said: The passing of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of great sadness for me and all my family.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear, beloved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, realms and commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
“During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will feel comfortable and sustained by knowing the deep respect and affection the Queen has received so widely.”
Mourning: The Queen’s death will see Britain and its Commonwealth realms enter a ten-day period of mourning as millions come to terms with her departure.