Tootsie Towers was buzzing with excitement the morning we awoke to find Royal invitations to Clarence House from Prince Charles! As proud supporters of the Walk the Walk breast cancer charity, we had been invited to celebrate their 20 year anniversary with the Moonwalk team and other keen supporters such as Jennifer Saunders and Harriet Thorpe.
The day of the celebration we were up at the crack of dawn in our pin curls, being preened and styled by our amazing vintage glam squad; Stylist Joanna Femi Ola and Hair Stylist Charlie Wilkinson. Jo had picked out beautiful frocks from Stewart Parvin, Little Black Dress and Peggy Hartanto which made us feel elegant and confident heading to Clarence House.
The day also coincided with our 8th Birthday of being together so we felt it was a wonderful and apt way to celebrate our time together. We think the only people who were more excited than us about our Royal invites were our Tootsie Mums!
We always love seeing Nina, the founder of the charity, and her team. Such incredible people, whose passion and kindness shine out of them and make you feel better about the world. Walk the Walk has raised £113 million over their 20 years which is a staggering amount from them starting out in 1996 as 13 women walking in bras in The New York Marathon to raise awareness. Cancer touches so many peoples’ lives, including many of our own, and we are so passionate about supporting those affected by it and those who are determined to fight it!
After toasting with some champagne and nibbling on what was the most delicious salmon risotto we have ever tasted, we were introduced to Prince Charles. He was incredibly jovial and chatty, and even requested we send a CD for him and Camilla to listen to!
Walk the Walk had a huge Birthday cake shaped as a bra, Prince Charles remarked that it was the first time he had had to cut into a bra(!) and as he did we burst into an a cappella version of our song ‘Walk the Walk’ which we wrote to raise money for the charity.
A truly exhilarating and wonderful day, with a lot of ‘who’d have thought it, when we met all those years ago…’ from us.