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#QueensYoungLeaders: Photos from My Visit to the Buckingham Palace

So I finally met the Queen of England! I guess I can add this to my list of achievements… lol! On a more serious note, I had a wonderful time yesterday at the Queens Young Leaders Award in Buckingham Palace where 60 young people across Commonwealth Nations were being honoured.

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It was such an honor! She looked so fresh… It was like seeing history in motion 🙂

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Hubby & I were elated.

The awards ceremony, initiated in 2014 by Prince William and Prince Harry was hosted by Queen Elizabeth. Also in attendance were ace footballer David Beckham, Sir John Major, Fearne Cotton and more. You bet I got a picture with David!

Selfie with hubby & David Beckham

Selfie with hubby & David Beckham

I felt so proud of all the 60 young and inspiring leaders aged 18-29 who were honoured yesterday. But I felt even more proud of the 4 Nigerians Isaiah Owolabi, Kelvin Ogholi, Nkechi Azinge and Oladipupo Ajiroba who received their awards as well. These are exceptional young people doing amazing work in their communities and with support from such a platform, I’m sure they will go on to do even more inspiring works.

Nkechi Azinge & David Beckham

Nkechi Azinge & David Beckham

With some of the young people honoured at the awards

With some of the young people honoured at the awards

With Isaiah Owolabi & Nkechi Azinge

With Isaiah Owolabi & Nkechi Azinge

I couldn’t resist taking some pictures within the Palace grounds. Such a historical place.queensyoungleaders Stephanie Daily011

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During my stay in the UK, I was lodged at Le Meridien Picadilly. Their warmth and hospitality was truly exceptional.

A big thanks to the kind staff at the hotel who made my stay there very memorable.

A big thanks to Le Meridien Picadilly Hotel for making my stay very memorable.

For the event, I was styled by Yummie Ogbebor.queensyoungleaders Stephanie Daily001

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And yes, the little one was kicking softly inside too most of the time. Thank you for all your love and prayers. Hubby and I are truly grateful.

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  • Reply
    Cynthia
    June 24, 2015 at 5:02 am

    Congrats. Good to have Nigerians been honored. Thanks for making us proud. Congrats on your baby…

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    Akwarandu Nonye
    June 24, 2015 at 7:52 am

    U look lovely with ur baby bum,congrats on the award.U make us proud!

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    onuagha adaobi
    June 24, 2015 at 7:53 am

    So happy 4 u dear. The lord will keep showering u with more blessings.

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      olufemi
      June 24, 2015 at 11:33 am

      You have a personality that cannot be ignored, as a great person you stand taller

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    Adegboyega Bukkie
    June 24, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Congrats! Really historic, you sure look good with your baby bum. God is always on time, wish you very safe delivery when the time comes.

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    sarah may
    June 24, 2015 at 11:17 am

    congrats.im happy for you stephanie.Would like to visit such places someday

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    Emilia igweh
    June 24, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    I am soooo proud of you and you are an inspiration to me I must say. There’s more to me! That’s what you project to us

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    Mamus
    June 24, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Go girl! you look stunning…So happy to see ur baby bump, wishing you a safe delivery.

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    Rebecca
    June 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Oh! You are a hero. God bless you and ur hubby and the little “Prince”
    I hope you greeted the Queen for me.

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    Neny Charles-Echefu
    June 24, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Hurray aunty steph.
    My Nija woman crush(winks).I was overwhelmed with joy wen I got d confirmation news of ur preggy frm MISM.
    The Lord dt made this possible Wil continue to b wit u nd ur Family.Amen

    Kip makin us proud.

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    Deborah
    June 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Wow,I was so so happy wen I heard about ur pregnancy n u travelling wit hubby for the award,Wooow I really love u guys,may God wit his infinte mercy be ur shield n guild,safejourney.

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    adeyinka igbani
    June 24, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Wonderful! To let u know too that u look even better with ur husband, and pls that ur “Make me fabulous is so fabulous. I love u even more for making couples get their “just us” time. Bravo!

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    Joy Arthur
    June 24, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Oh Steph, you look greet.

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    Joy Arthur
    June 24, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    You are great

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    Musa Titilayo Rosemary
    June 24, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Congrats, u’re a great woman. God bless and keep u n I wish u safe delivery too.

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    Chinenyenwa
    June 24, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    I love Stephanie,you are a my number one fan and you look so beautiful in your belly bump. I love your show make me fabulous, I will like to be your guest. How do I get in?.

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    Racheal Laye Edward
    June 25, 2015 at 3:45 am

    Wow!
    Ur Husband looking Dapper and U looking amazingly Gorgeous, I like!

    Congratulations to all of U who represented Us well… God Bless U.

    And to the little one growing in U, I say welcome on Board.
    Congrats Aunty Steph, I’m truly happy 4 U.This is 1 of the best news I’ve got in June.This is just d beginning of greater things to come.
    A safe delivery awaits U.

    I Love U Aunty Steph n I hope to meet U someday in Person.
    Till then, Rock On!

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    chinelo precious
    June 25, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Wowwwww God really answered my prayers and am also praying that pregnancy is twins two lovely boys just watch n see

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    Ozumba Confidence
    June 30, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    God bless the work you are doing greater height ahead of u,please how do I get touch with ur program make me fabulous I will love a spark in my marriage too

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    Adaeze
    July 6, 2015 at 3:50 am

    This is so inspiring. From one level of success to another,can’t wait for the next one.

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    rossykedevor
    November 19, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Waooo nice outfit dear. Love d gown

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