Reaping royal rewards

Bill Moggridge was unable to make it to London last night to pick up the Prince Philip Designers Prize at a ceremony at the Design Council so sent his older brother along to claim the award on his behalf.

Bill Moggridge
Bill Moggridge

‘I’m a landscape architect, so I’m also in the creative industries,’ explained brother Moggridge, who looked like a beardless Bill, before Moggridge minor appeared on a video link from New York to thank the crowd and Prince Philip.

HRH Prince Philip and Chris Bailey
HRH Prince Philip and Chris Bailey

HRH himself was on typically entertaining form, launching into an anecdote about trying to investigate a new form of carriage when he was president of the International Equestrian Council, a project which saw the Prince buy a model of the cart, spread it out on the floor of the German hotel room, install some empty champagne bottles as a track and then be rudely interupted by an unexpected and bewildered party of senior equestrian administrators.

HRH PRince Philip looking at Grid Computer
HRH PRince Philip looking at Grid Computer

After doling out the prizes, Phil spent time mingling with the crowd of creatives – any suggestions as to what he and Vivienne Westwood (see below) might have been discussing would be gratefully received.

HRH Prince Philip and Vivienne Westwood
HRH Prince Philip and Vivienne Westwood

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