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Wedding at Kensington Palace's Orangery 2016

Richard Birtchnell acting as Wedding Toastmaster at Kensington Palace's Orangery London

Back in 2016, I acted as wedding Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies for a beautiful, elegant wedding at Kensington Palace's Orangery

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Richard the Toastmaster at Russian event in Kensington Palace

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(Mr President, Your Royal Highness, Your Excellencies, My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen)

Richard the Toastmaster at Russian event in Kensington Palace

On June 10th, I had the honour of acting as Toastmaster at a prestigious dinner in Kensington Palace. The event, hosted by HRH Prince Michael of Kent was held to promote awareness of Sambo, a martial art whose genesis is from judo in Russia and is hoped to become a new Olympic sport. President Putin is firmly in support of its status elevation and he delivered a personal message read out by the Russian Ambassador.

Among the guests were prominent Russian politicians, athletes and personalities. All announcements and speeches required consecutive translation by interpreters. This was the first time I had 'heard myself' in Russian and I must say how impressive my words sounded!

Richard with HRH Prince Michael of Kent photo: Neil Denham

Richard on the podium at Kensington Palace photo: Neil Denham

Richard Toasting at the State Opening of Parliament

London Toastmaster, Richard Birtchnell with Jill Pay, the first woman Serjeant-at-Arms

An interesting and privileged assignment this week - acting as Toastmaster for the Inter-Parliamentary Union which traditionally hosts a reception at the Houses of Parliament for, among other dignitaries, Ambassadors and High Commissioners after attending the State Opening formalities. My task was to announce these distinguished guests to the hosts. Although most of them have difficult to pronounce names, I am spared risk and embarrassment because correct protocol dictates that Ambassadors are referred to by their countries - as in, for example, "His Excellency The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany". Incidentally, for anoraks among you, an Ambassador is 'of' the country and a High Commissioner is 'for' the country, as in "Her Excellency The High Commissioner for the Maldives". In the picture I am with Jill Pay, the first woman to be appointed Serjeant-at-Arms, a position that dates back to 1415. She is responsible for security at the House of Commons and ceremonially carries the mace during the opening of Parliament and each day processes with it ahead of the Speaker into the chamber.

About the Author: Richard Birtchnell,?the?london toastmaster ?who covers? all types of events, from the State Opening of Parliament to weddings,?all over London and beyond. If you want your event to run smoothly, on time and with a bit of pizazz, why not contact Richard now?to check his availability.

Wedding Ideas Awards 2010

The London Toastmaster?and The Wedding Ideas Awards 2010

The Wedding Ideas Awards 2010

The Wedding Ideas Awards are the UK's only wedding industry awards voted for by real brides and on 22nd January 2010 ?the winners were announced at a ceremony and celebratory lunch held at the Andaz Hotel, Liverpool Street. Guest presenter was TV personality Jenni Falconer and I had the honour of being the Toastmaster/MC. During the afternoon guests were delighted with a cabaret performed by 'Incognito' who were truly wonderful. The three singers pose as guests, then develop an excuse to get up and sing classical arias, to everybody's surprise. I have seen many surprise tenors and divas acts, but these were the best and I highly recommend them - check out their website at www.incognitoartists.com and for further information about Wedding Ideas and how to get your copy, go to www.weddingideasmag.com or better still, pop into your newsagent!

Toastmaster Richard Birtchnell with celebrity TV personality Jenni Falconer at the Wedding Ideas Awards 2010.


About the Author: Richard Birtchnell, a Master of Ceremonies?who covers events all over London and beyond. Why not contact Richard to check his availability.


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Wedding Toastmaster at Gibson Hall

The London Wedding Toastmaster at Gibson Hall, London

Here are a?couple of?photos of me as the wedding toastmaster?at a wedding at Gibson Hall, London. A special thank you goes to Graham Lacdao for supplying the photographs.

The Main Hall is a spectacular setting for a wedding celebrations. An idyllic romantic venue for weddings of all sizes,?the courtyard garden is ideal for a drink reception.

The London Toastmaster, Richard Birtchnell standing in the Main Hall of Gibson Hall, London. Photo by Graham Lacdao



About the Author: Richard Birtchnell, a wedding toastmaster?who covers wedding events all over London and beyond. Why not contact Richard to check his availability.

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