Melton Probus ladies meet ‘royalty’ at annual lunch

Lesley Smith, curator of Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire, held Melton Probus Club ladies spellbound with her exciting and in-depth history lesson, stunningly dressed as Queen Elizabeth I EMN-150520-190208001
Lesley Smith, curator of Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire, held Melton Probus Club ladies spellbound with her exciting and in-depth history lesson, stunningly dressed as Queen Elizabeth I EMN-150520-190208001
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After an enjoyable lunch at Park Hill Golf Club Melton Probus Club ladies were very surprised when their speaker appeared as Queen Elizabeth I!

Lesley Smith, curator of Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire, held them spellbound with her exciting and in-depth history lesson, stunningly dressed as the Queen.

The hand-crafted Farthingale dress, weighing in at four stones, was quite a sight for the ladies to behold.

In her medieval garb the history lecturer gave an enthralling portrayal of the Queen’s formal and private life.

President Brian Mills said it was the most interesting, enjoyable and informative history lesson and after dinner speech he’d had ever heard and thanked Lesley for giving such a splendid presentation.