INTRODUCING MYSELF AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE AND ST. JAMES’S AND THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Thursday, 17-01-1997 Journey started according to the schedule. In BRUSSELS Station they plaid music of “the Shadows” and a song about “Sophie”. In the Eurostar I read some articles about the “sentimental journey” of Prince Bernhard. The music must have something to do with the new Shadow Cabinet of the Government Game. A gentleman in front of me read a book about “Cornelis Floris” and I noticed that you have a new secretary and lady in waiting: Miss Louise Reid-Car. After my arrival in London I went to BUCKINGHAM PALACE and St. James’s. At the main gate of BP I showed your photograph to one of the security officers whom I requested to attend the changing of the guards from the inside of the palace next Tuesday. He advised me to deliver a written request at Lord Chamberlain’s office and so I did. At the main gate of St. James’s I had a friendly conversation with the police officer in Duty. I informed him about my weekly reports and he told me that you only have an office at St. James’s. I told him that I had come to keep my promises towards you. In the evening I visited The herbal bed of the Royal Shakespeare Company in the Duchess Theatre.our collaboration to make my trip a success. I hope We can start the joint venture now.