Thursday, June 10, 2010

Great Moments: Dennis Lillee Meets the Queen

In 1977 on the occasion of the Centenary Test when the Queen was introduced to both the English and Australian teams, Dennis Lillee (1949 - ) broke protocol by asking the Queen for her autograph. The Australian fast bowler even had a pen and paper handy for her, but Her Majesty declined the request — sending an autographed photo a few weeks later.
See it at:
(at the 1.40 mark)

Four years later, in 1981, Lillee was again introduced to the Queen, this time at Buckingham Palace. to receive his MBE.  Lillee offered his hand for a handshake and spoke the words:

“G’day, how ya go’in?”

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