One of Newry’s longest serving Councillor’s Charlie Casey has received a special telegram from Her Majesty The Queen for his birthday today we can reveal.
Mr Casey who would not reveal his age (78) is said to be in ‘high spirits’ and ‘immensely proud’ after receiving the special letter from Buckingham Palace.
We spoke with Charlie today from his care home in Newry and he told us:
“To be recognised by Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of Her other Realms and Territories, Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith is something I never thought would happen. I’m just overwhelmed with emotion at the moment (breaks down crying).”