Dame Judi Dench CH, DBE, FRSA
We are very honoured that Dame Judi Dench agreed to be the first Patron of the Friends of Osborne.
Having spent Summer 2016 at Osborne filming Victoria and Abdul, Dame Judi quickly accepted the invitation to become Patron and wrote;
“WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME FILMING AT OSBORNE AND EVERYONE THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. I AM DELIGHTED TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THE ASSOCIATION, ALTHOUGH I CANNOT PROMISE TO BE A VERY FREQUENT VISITOR.”
However, one of those visits to Osborne was a gala dinner held in her honour on 30th September 2017. Dame Judi was accompanied by her ‘Victoria and Abdul’ co-star Eddie Izzard and guests enjoyed a champagne reception in The Durbar Room followed by a dinner in the Terrace Restaurant.
Dame Judi also attended the black tie dinner to celebrate the Friends 31st Year held on 29th September 2018.