Pam’s Special Memories Of Her ‘Norfolk’ Queen

As the world mourns the loss of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, a resident at Richmond Manor Care Home has shared her fond memories.

Pam Goundry, aged 87, lived in King’s Lynn near the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk for many years where she raised her children Karen and Christopher.

She said: “We would see the Queen in her car regularly and I would always say to the children, ‘wave to the Queen’ when we saw her.”

Pam said she thought the late Queen was a ‘wonderful lady’ who always wore a hat whenever she saw her being chauffeur driven from the train to her Royal estate.

Mother of two Pam would also go to church on a Sunday where the Queen would attend the service, and along with many locals would watch the Royal Family arrive and depart.

She added: “I also saw the Queen Mother on occasions and in more recent years I was able to shake hands with Camilla, of course now the Queen Consort.”

She met both the new Queen Consort at an annual garden fete in Sandringham which Pam would attend every year with her family. The famous Royal was wandering the stalls just like everyone else. This is also where she saw the late Queen Mother sat upon a golf buggy.

Wellbeing & Lifestyle Lead Clare Cook said the home had started its own book of condolence in memory of the late Queen.