Lewis Hamilton has shared a hilarious memory of the royal corgis from his time with the Queen. The Formula One champion had been speaking to BBC Breakfast following his record seven World Championship titles. Mr Hamilton said it was “one of the biggest honours” when he saw that the Royal Family’s official Twitter account had congratulated him.
The tweet had read: “Congratulations to record-equalling seven-time F1 World Championship title winner Lewis Hamilton – along with a record number of race wins, what an incredible achievement!”
Mr Hamilton told the BBC: “What I will say is that the Royal Family posted a message, which was just wow.
“Every time I saw someone on my social media saying who had posted about me.
“To see the Royal Family doing a personal post, for me that was one of the biggest honours I’ve feel like I’ve experienced.”
Lewis Hamilton opens up on awkward meeting with the Queen: ‘Stepped on her dog!’
‘I just always remember this dog yelling out because someone stepped on him accidentally.’
The racing car driver opened up about a lunch he had been invited to with the monarch.
He said: “I had the best lunch with her, it was amazing.
“One of the butlers I think stepped on the dog.
“I just always remember this dog yelling out because someone stepped on him accidentally.”
‘To see the Royal Family doing a personal post, for me that was one of the biggest honours.’
Mr Hamilton has talked about getting invited to lunch with a group of seven other guests.
This came a year after his first time meeting the Queen when he was presented with his MBE in 2008.
He has said of the lunch: “She spoke to the guy next to her for like five minutes and then she spent the rest of the time talking to me. It was really, really cool.”
FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONS
Mr Hamilton’s seventh win was solidified at the Turkish Grand Prix.
He equals the record of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers ever.
Mr Hamilton’s seventh F1 title is also his fourth consecutive championship.
He has over 90 race wins and pole positions in total.
He’s also secured over 50 fastest laps.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK