Princess Anne jokes with former A&E nurse while she awards OBE for amazing PPE campaign
NHS nurse Ashleigh Linsdell, 31, met the Princess Royal, 71, at Windsor Castle on October 12. The A&E nurse, from Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, made the trip down to Berkshire to receive her well-deserved OBE.
Ms Linsdell, who now works as a community specialist nurse in East Anglia, joins the likes of ex-footballer David Beckham and actress Keira Knightly following her investiture.
But during the ceremony, the A&E nurse said Princess Anne made a characteristically quick-witted quip.
Speaking to the Press Association, Ms Linsdell said: “The first thing she said to me was, ‘So you’re an A&E nurse? You’re not going to be an A&E nurse for much longer!”
The OBE recipient responded: “This isn’t my first born and she did point out that at least I know what I’m doing.”