- The Queen had some good advice for the governor-general of Papua New Guinea when she finished knighting him.
- When he started to talk to her, she quipped: “Turn around the other way, because that’s where the cameras are.”
- The moment was captured in a new documentary about the royal family called “Queen of the World.”
- Robert Dadae, Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, described his joy at being knighted: “It is a dream for many people who commit their lives to serving people. Only very few get recognition.”
The Queen had a handy tip ready for the governor-general of Papua New Guinea as she was knighting him, and it shows what a smooth operator she is when it comes to the media and publicity.
Queen Elizabeth had finished knighting Robert Dadae when he stood up and faced toward the wall as they spoke.
“Turn around the other way, because that’s where the cameras are,” the Queen quipped, as those in the room laughed.
The moment was captured on camera as part of UK broadcaster ITV’s documentary, “Queen of the World.”
The exchange is the first moment in the video below:
The ceremony required Dadae to kneel while the Queen touched his shoulders with a sword.
Knighthoods are awarded in recognition of significant achievement or service, and those who have received one get the title of “sir.”
Dadae described the moment as an honour: “It is a dream for many people who commit their lives to serving people. Only very few get recognition. And I happen to be one of those very few from Papua New Guinea.”