Lloyd Scott suddenly appeared in Green Park when we were walking back to Victoria Station from the RA. He had just completed a marathon in aid of the The Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Trust. Lloyd had worn a 13o lb diving suit with a huge helmet, crossing the finishing line on The Mall at 14:30 BST.
While Sir John Major, chairman of the trust, waited patiently for Lloyd’s arrival, he chatted to bystanders and obligingly posed for photographs, what an old smoothie he is. Then of course it was back to the official business welcoming Lloyd and cracking open a bottle of bubbly.