Cumbernauld charity Corp enjoys her royal encounter

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 16:02 BST on Thursday 5th July 2012.

One Cumbernauld charity worker was given the pleasure of meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, as the Queen held a Garden Party, earlier this week, at Holyrood Palace.

At the Garden Party, on Tuesday (3rd July), members of Scotland’s public, private and voluntary sectors were present as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

One member of Cumbernauld’s Salvation Army was given the pleasure of representing the charity, to Prince Philip.

Lieutenant Joanna Moir of the Salvation Army’s Cumbernauld Corps was the chosen individual.

Announcing the meeting on Twitter, the Salvation Army said: “Lieutenant Joanna Moir of Cumbernauld Corps was chosen to be presented to Prince Philip who chatted about the work of the Salvation Army.”

However, it wasn’t just Lieutenant Moir who was in attendance, from Cumbernauld. “Members of the Salvation Army’s Cumbernauld Corps attended the Queen's Garden Party at Holyrood Palace on Tuesday,” a Salvation Army tweet reads.

Commenting after the royal encounter, Lieutenant Moir said: “Prince Philip's parting words 'I take my hat off to you' made a great day truly amazing.”