A fleeting meeting with Prince William

January 25, 2010 by Henry Benjamin
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Jeremy Spinak was the only member of the Jewish community to meet Prince William on his recent visit to Sydney.

Jeremy Spinak

The 27-yr-old Honorary Secretary of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies was chatting to a friend from Youth on the Streets at a barbecue lunch at Lady Macquarie’s Chair when the 27-yr-old Prince strolled over for a chat.

Spinak piped in with “Hello, Your Highness” and got a royal reply from the second in line to the  throne which ignored his name tag asking “and what organisation are you from?”.

Spinak told J-Wire: “I then explained to Prince William what the Board’s main activities are specifically in combating racism and anti-Semitism. He asked me how many members we had but I didn’t get a chance to reply as Premier Kenneally whisked him away.”

J-Wire asked the consultant to the property development industry what his lasting impressions from the fleeting meeting are. Spinak, who lives in Potts Point, replied: “He was polite, engaging and seemed genuinely interested in what the Board does.”

It may have been fleeting, but it will be a meeting the Potts Point man will remember all his life.

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