Her passion is fencing, and Bridlington Blades president Joy Fleetham’s efforts to promote the sport led her to contacting the Royal Family.
She wrote to Prince Harry, inviting him to the club and challenging him to a duel.
Joy said: “The reason I sent him the letter was to tell him about the club. I was delighted that this fine young man had found the time to reply. He said he was very interested and wished me all the best but said that because of his commitments, he wouldn’t be able to join us.”