Raj meets the Queen

Earlier this month, Seagoe curate, Revd Canon Rajkumar Sathyaraj, was delighted to be presented to Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace. He has just received the official photograph below.

Raj explains…

I was invited to Buckingham Palace on the 14 of February to attend a reception that had been organised to recognise the contribution of people from the Commonwealth countries to life and society in the UK. I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the invitation and eventually realised it was for me.

People from different walks of life were invited including the Ambassadors of the 52 commonwealth nations, there were three Bishops including Archbishop Sentamu of York and a few Roman Catholic and Protestant clergy. There were some sportsmen and women and also a few who had  made a name for themselves in the field of arts and culture. 

We were presented to HM The Queen, Prince Charles and Lady Camilla and later in the evening I had the privilege of meeting the Prime Minister Teresa May and the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson. It was a marvellous experience to be in the picture gallery with all its beautiful paintings and to actually meet Her Majesty, the Queen who was so gracious and kind.

I returned praising God for giving me this wonderful privilege and also decided to pray sincerely and regularly for the Queen and all those in authority.