Neasden’s Queen of Hearts will join the Royal family today at Diamond Jubilee lunch

Dame Betty Asafu Adjaye will meet the Queen and Prince Philip in Waltham Forest today

One of Brent’s most inspiring residents is on her way to meet Royalty today (Thursday).

Dame Betty Asafu Adjaye, seen here in beautiful traditional West African dress, was chosen to join the Queen and Prince Philip for their Diamond Jubilee Lunch Reception in Waltham Forest this afternoon..

Inspiring residents from across North London where chosen to join the royal couple for the reception, which is being held in honour of Queen Elizabeth 11 diamond jubilee, on June 2.

Dame Betty, who lives in Bentham Walk, Neasden, ran The Mission Dine Club, in Fry Road, Harlesden, for 25 years.


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The club provided lunches, social events, and hospital visits for elderly and disabled people across the borough, however it was shut down last year after Brent Council ruled they needed the site to expand a neraby primary school.

The Dame told the Times she was ‘very excited’ to be dining alongside royalty.

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She said: “I couldn’t believe when I got the letter saying I was invited, I am so proud.”

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