This was when the Drum Group I belonged to at that time ( sept 16 -2012 )
was invited to play the Hand drum and sing some songs in Ojibway at a local
event, that Prince Andrew and Princess Sophie were attending .
We were asked to dress up in bright colored clothes for Photos/ TV cameras
etc I did not have the traditional buck skin beaded Regalia .
I was asked to come in a Indian Sari .
So, I wore my old blue sari ( same one I wore for the RU- 2014- dinner
dance ) with traditional Native American jewellery accessories .
We played the drum and sang 4 songs .
All the while, the young prince was ‘ eyeing me ‘ so to speak- as he was
surely surprised to see a Dot Indian among the Feather Indians , singing in
the language of the Ojibwa People !!
As soon as our item was done, he walks up to me, with real purpose, and
asks me , with a tone and look of REAL surprise eyeing me from to top to
bottom, ‘ from where did you come ? “
” From where your tea comes from ‘ — I say .
” And that is ?” the princes asks .
” Sri Lanka, and I managed to combine the Indian Indian with the American
Indian with the sari and the accessories ” I say He flashes his handsome
royal smile and says ‘ You did well ‘ !!
Then another lady says ” I come from Ireland ‘– and so they moved on, to
talk to the other ladies and inspect the drums .
This was my Claim to Fame with Royalty !!