Australian Victoria Cross Meets His Queen
Written by ACM   
Wednesday, 16 November 2011

One of Australia's most decorated soldiers has met with the Queen at Buckingham Palace for a one-on-one private audience, reported the leading Australian national TV broadcaster, SKY News on 16 November, 2011.

Queen Elizabeth asked Australian Army Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith for intimate details of the war in Afghanistan.

Corporal Roberts-Smith received the Victoria Cross in January, after his efforts during an operation in Afghanistan last year when he killed three insurgents who were attacking his patrol.

He says the Queen was 'lovely' and showed interest in what happened on the day his patrol was targeted, and says the monarch is happy with progress in Afghanistan.

Corporal Roberts-Smith says he even passed some of the Queen's famous corgis en route to the meeting, and it's true, they do have the run of the palace.