Seated next to the Duke of Cambridge, the keynote speaker at the Thirty Club (comprised mostly of top advertising and media executives) on Tuesday, was Premier of South Australia Jay Weatherill. The Premier had let slip earlier in the week that he would meet the royal couple, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, though he did not specify where, when or why. No worries! As usual, it didn’t take long for press to figure out exactly which event the Premier was speaking of— and, also, that he was a guest of SA Agent General Bill Muirhead, according to Adelaidenow.
Adelaidenow caught the Premier on his way out of the event and he commented about his meeting with The Duke and Duchess:
“We had a lovely chat about Australia and all of the wonderful things it has to offer and particularly South Australia,” he said.
“I was very happy to be here and to have the opportunity to make a very important international citizen like the Duke of Cambridge aware of our beautiful state.
“I think he knows a bit more about South Australia (now) … it was a very good discussion.”
“He’s a lovely young man and he gave a very warm and personal speech and he’s obviously a fine young gentleman,” he said.
“He spoke very honestly and warmly about himself, his experiences and his hopes for the future.”
“They’re a very lovely couple and very natural and were wonderful company.”