I had the honour and priviledge to attend the Dimbleby Lecture 2009 given by the Prince of Wales at St James's Palace. It was a heartfelt lecture and very inspiring. After the lecture there were some drinks and canapes in the gardens. There I had the chance to meet and speak to Prince Charles, who shook my hand and wouldn't let go, said had heard about my successes... and laughed at the idea of the portrait I did of him!; the Duchess of Cornwall who had to be introduced twice to me because I froze; the actor Michael Sheen (played in 'Frost/Nixon' and Blair on 'The Queen')who is now Ambassador to the Prince's Trust and who was extremely friendly and kind to me (Michael, I'm waiting for your blog comment!); and other interesting people from other Prince's Charities and the BBC. Overall, it was a great night and I'm still diguesting it all!
To read the full transcript on the lecture- Click here
Video of the lecture is no longer available due to right issues. What a shame!