I have had the good fortune to meet scientists, funded by the charity, and to learn more about some of their ground-breaking work.

On this saddest of anniversaries, I send my renewed good wishes to you all.

Ladies and Gentlemen I just wanted to say, joining you here this afternoon, it has given my wife and I a particular pride to come here on such a special occasion for the Royal Mail.

Mesdames et Mesieurs,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Tēnā       koutou     katoa

Greetings to you all!

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the one occasion on which I really do want to pull the wool over your eyes but I won't ram the point home as it would be a very non-ewe thing to do!

Ladies and gentlemen, I am most touched and, indeed, surprised, that the Evening Standard should have decided to give me the award of Londoner of the Decade.

Ladies and gentlemen, I really could not be more pleased to see you all here today. I'm very grateful to you for coming from such a long way away; thank you for making the effort.

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Clarence House. Thank you all for coming here today.

Your Excellency, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be able to join you today and I cannot thank you all enough for the time you have devoted to Measure What Matters.

Secretary General, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am so touched by what the Secretary General has said, most undeserved. It is a great joy to see her in post at Marlborough House, which, incidentally, I remember coming to when I was very small to visit my great grandmother Queen Mary, who lived here. So I have very special memories, I can remember her room upstairs. She would have been very glad that it is still being used.