Royal nod for G-G's staff

Updated April 18 2018 - 9:36pm, first published November 2 2011 - 5:00pm

FOR those of you who can't get enough of news of the Queen , we have it from Government House staff that official secretary to the Governor-General, Stephen Brady, was personally invested by Her Majesty as a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) at the end of her stay there last week. Brady is no stranger to the Queen, having had several private audiences in London as official secretary and as Australia's Ambassador to Sweden and the Netherlands. He said one of the special moments during the Queen's stay at Government House came when he presented her with an album, compiled by the National Archives, containing photographs of the 1927 visit to Canberra by her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York. The Queen had never seen the photographs before and was fascinated. Another Government House staffer, Andy Botto, was also honoured by the Queen. He received the Royal Victorian Medal (RVN) to recognise his service of more than 30 years at Yarralumla.

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