Clare Balding spoke to the royals in “total nonsense” and “mucked up” curtsy, according to Princess Anne.
According to a rediscovered report, PRINCESS ANNE met a “gibbering” Clare Balding, who “mucked up” her curtsy in front of the queen.
Clare, 50, is a well-known figure on British television, having hosted a number of sports programs. The former amateur rider and broadcaster is currently hosting coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Clare has just returned from presenting BBC Sport’s coverage of the Olympic Games. Channel 4 has acquired Paralympic coverage, guaranteeing 1,300 hours of sports coverage during the Games.
The channel’s presenters include former wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan and former “BBC Breakfast” host Steph McGovern, among others.
Clare is known for her confident on-screen attitude, but newly discovered statements from the actress reveal how she once broke down in public.
Princess Anne awarded the presenter an OBE in 2013 for her “services to broadcasting and journalism.”
Clare, on the other hand, admitted to being a nervous wreck as she got her award from the Princess Royal at Windsor Castle.
“I got extremely apprehensive about this, I’ve been pretty busy, but suddenly yesterday I thought ‘gosh, I’d better make sure everything’s in order for tomorrow,’” she said after the ceremony.
“I’m still a little unsteady today; I talked gibberish, nonsense, gibberish – I was hopeless.”
“I botched up my curtsy, nearly fell over when I turned and walked away, properly messed up, but luckily not too many people saw it.”
Clare was present for the investiture event with Alice Arnold, her long-term partner, whom she later married.
“This is an amazing personal event, and it’s lovely to be recognized,” she continued.
“However, I feel that the job that I do provides me with so much satisfaction and that I enjoy it so much that I want to keep challenging myself and trying to improve as a broadcaster.”
Clare has presented “Countryfile,” “Crufts,” and “BBC Sports Personality of the Year” in addition to the Olympics.
She has also presented horse racing for the BBC and Channel 4 for over two decades.
Clare’s grandfather, father, and brother have all trained racehorses for the Queen, therefore the sport and its royal connotations run in the family.
Her father, famed trainer Ian Balding, was instrumental in Mill Reef’s triumph in the 1971 Epsom Derby.
Clare has previously shared her feelings. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”