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MY QUEEN

Cathy Matos says

MY QUEEN 

Today seems an appropriate time to write this blog. 

My world as I know it will never be the same again.  

 Our Queen died just five days ago. I have never known another monarch; she was so much a part of my life. 

Sitting at the RAC having a cup of tea with a visitor from Mexico when the news came through and I was a mess of tears.  

We left immediately to walk to Buckingham Palace just around the corner… It was raining and dark and completely silent almost ghost-like. 

People were wandering around not knowing what to say or do……so lost.  

“Farewell My Lovely.” 

  

The Queen visited Mexico in 1973 and 1981. I was not around for the first visit 

but I was in 1981.  

My own first stay at the Hacienda Uxmal in the Yucatan I was so excited as I slept in her room No.12. 

The Duke of Edinburgh I met on three occasions in his capacity as President of the WWF. He had a great 

deal of interest in the Monarch Butterflies. These beautiful creatures can be found in the State of Michoacan 

in Mexico. It is such a pity that so few tourists visit this wonderful place. 

  

I was asked by Elsa Davies, at that time the Director of the National Playing Fields Association to help with the raffle. 

The Duke was President. By some miracle, I put together a raffle prize for a charity cricket match to be held at 

Highclere Castle. With the help of British Airways, we were able to offer two weeks in Acapulco with two round trip 1st class flights. 

On the day I was presented to the Duke he thanked me profusely and then asked, “Do you like cricket Cathy?” 

I replied “No!” 

  

During the Summer months, I caught up with friends from Mexico… Here they are! 

  

GORDON VIBERG 

EUGENE RYBICKI 

MARGIE GOSTYLA (I was actually with Margie the afternoon of the news of the Queen’s death) 

EVELYN ST. GERMAIN. FIESTA  AMERICANA HOTELS 

DANIEL MELLADO, SECRETS MOXCHE HOTEL, PLAYA del CARMEN 

MAURICIO CHAVEZ, FIRST-CLASS GROUND TRANSPORTATION 

VICTOR RODRIGUEZ, THE BEST LABOUR LAWYER IN MEXICO!!! 

  

I am off to Mallorca after the Queens Funeral… I am attending an investiture by the King of Spain honouring, Gabriel  Escarrer Julia 

Founder and President of Melia Hotels For his contribution to business in Palma. He is receiving “The 7th Kingdom of Spain award” 

https://www.diariodemallorca.es/mallorca/2022/09/14/rey-entregara-palma-gabriel-escarrer-julia-reino-de-espana-trayectoria-empresarial-75421953.html