#news How the Queen helped hostage Terry Waite by giving him access to Balmoral cottage #WorldNews

#news How the Queen helped hostage Terry Waite by giving him access to Balmoral cottage #WorldNews

#information How the Queen helped hostage Terry Waite by giving him access to Balmoral cottage #WorldNews

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How the Queen helped Terry Waite overcome his five-year Beirut hostage hell by placing him up at a cottage on the unique Balmoral property

  • Terry Waite, now 83, was taken hostage in 1987 and was held for 5 years  
  • Queen gave him access to a home usually used by Princess Anne at Balmoral 
  • Mr Waite was given a ‘totally stocked’ fridge and was given use of a Land Rover
  • Queen Elizabeth informed him to keep ‘so long as he favored’ and confirmed private care 
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The Queen helped Terry Waite overcome his five-year ordeal as a Beirut hostage by arranging for him to keep in a cottage on the Balmoral property, he revealed yesterday.

She gave him access to the home, usually used by Princess Anne, for so long as he and his household wanted it, he mentioned, describing her motion as ‘an actual instance of her private care’.

Mr Waite, now 83, was taken hostage in 1987. 

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, he mentioned that after his return, ‘I used to be informed that the Queen had invited us all – all the household – to Balmoral. 

The Queen helped Terry Waite (pictured in 2021) overcome his five-year ordeal as a Beirut hostage by arranging for him to stay in a cottage on the Balmoral estate, he revealed yesterday

The Queen helped Terry Waite (pictured in 2021) overcome his five-year ordeal as a Beirut hostage by arranging for him to keep in a cottage on the Balmoral property, he revealed yesterday

She gave him access to the house, normally used by Princess Anne, for as long as he and his family needed it, he said. Pictured is the Queen meeting Terry Waite at a Commonwealth Day reception in London in 1992

She gave him access to the home, usually used by Princess Anne, for so long as he and his household wanted it, he mentioned. Pictured is the Queen assembly Terry Waite at a Commonwealth Day reception in London in 1992

‘She mentioned, “Stay as long as you like.” 

‘She recognised the indisputable fact that we wanted privateness and this was the place we might get it.’

The fridge was ‘completely stocked’, and he was given use of a Land Rover, ‘so all the pieces was laid on’. 

Mr Waite added he had saved in contact with Prince Philip, with whom he had ‘fairly numerous good conversations at Balmoral’.

He described the Queen as ‘an exquisite, heat, variety, beneficiant, compassionate particular person’.

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