Great press coverage of the Britain-Australia Society Award

Great press coverage of the Britain-Australia Society Award

Published 11th April

The Society hosted a delightful reception to announce the 2016 Britain-Australia Society Award recipient as Kylie Minogue.

A small-ish contingent of 120 members and representatives of the Foreign office, Royal Household and our Corporate supporters were welcomed to Australia House by the Australian High Commissioner, The Hon Alexander Downer AC.

Speeches were made by Mr Downer and our Chairman Peter Benson OAM and a letter from Society President Lord Carrington was read out.

Kylie herself made a delightfully humble speech of thanks and told us that she really enjoyed the evening.

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The next day our Patron, HRH Prince Philip, welcomed Kylie, the High Commissioner and our Chairman at Windsor Castle where The Duke of Edinburgh officially presented the award. You will no doubt have seen images from this in the press in the UK and Australia as well as Kylie’s video in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The Duke of Edinburgh (second left), Patron of the Britain-Australia Society, presents Kylie Minogue with the Britain-Australia Society Award for 2016, with Britain-Australia Society chairman Peter Benson (left) and Australian High Commissioner to the the UK Alexander Downer, during a private audience in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, in Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 4, 2017. The Britain-Australia Award recognises Australian and British individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Australia-UK bilateral relationship. Past recipients include Barry Humphries, and The Rt Hon Lord Hague PC. See PA story ROYAL Kylie. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Buckingham Palace gave good coverage on their own site:

Here is a list of just some of the press reports we have seen… (reposted from Daily Mail) (reposted from Daily Mail) (!) (Albania!)









photo credits: Annabel Moeller, Steve Parsons/PA Wire