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Winner of the Is Royalty Relevant? Competition

May 6, 2020

We’re delighted to announce that Auntie Florence by Nigel Speight has won the Is Royalty Relevant? Competition.

This poem stands out from the 346 entries because of the original interpretation of the competition’s theme and its wonderful rhythm and imagery. The poem manages to catch the essence of the generation that grew up during the Second World War.

Judge Arnold Jansen op de Haar says: ‘I love the way Nigel Speight interprets the competition’s theme by making Princess Margaret an imaginary family member in the life of an ageing aunt. It’s personal, yet it’s also a thought-provoking comment on a generation.’

Many congratulations to Nigel Speight and you can read Auntie Florence here.