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.

056-Kylie Minogue Event

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: Royal.uk

Here is a list of just some of the press reports we have seen…

http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17metro
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17NewsCom
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17Age
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17Harpers
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17Telegraph
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17TheWest
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17MusicNews
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17RoyalUK
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17Zimbio
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17RoyalForums
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17SMH
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17NWEM
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17Mirror
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17FemaleFirst
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17BelfastTelegraph
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17NZ_Lifestyle
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17_9news
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17iHeart
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17ITV
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17ClydeBankPost
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17Hello
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17EveningTimes
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17CapitalBay
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17HawtCelebs
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17LasVegasBlog
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17WN (reposted from Daily Mail)
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17Top40NL
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17Mediavor
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17BritainToday (reposted from Daily Mail)
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17CoastLive
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17HeraldScotland
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17BalkanWeb (!)
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17Whimn
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17NewsJS
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17SkyNewsAU
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17HeartRadio
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17NowToLove
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17IndependentIE
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17RadioPalermo
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17ClubDesPins
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17InstyleAU
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17KohaJone (Albania!)
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17KylieWorld
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17Buchan
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17Dumbarton
http://bit.ly/BAS04APR17Bendigo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo credits: Annabel Moeller, Steve Parsons/PA Wire

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The organisations shown have all committed to supporting this year’s events. Many thanks to them.

Commonwealth Bank Australia, CPA AustraliaEtihadCA ANZ,
Godiva ChocolatierTait Memorial Trust and Vestey Foods Group.