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I'm re-reading Ben Pimlott's biography of the Queen and there is a report of
a visit HM visiting France, Normandy specifically, in a private capacity.
In May 1967, Lord Porchester arranged for her to visit twice, seeing for
herself the way in which French race horses were bred. The party included
Sir Michael Adeane and Lady Porchester. The book describes how there was
massive security and that although there was upposed to be no publicity,
"peasants in the villages knew they were coming. Some doffed their caps and
shouted "Vive la Duchesse!" (Well, I am Duke of Normandy,' said the Queen)"
This was taken from an interview with Lord Carnarvon (Porchester) and
certainly seems to confirm that in the Queen's own eyes, she is the Duke of
(remove weeds from address)
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