The managing director of The Goring Hotel in London has been thrust into the spotlight after being pictured escorting the Queen from the property amid some drama yesterday lunchtime.
David Morgan-Hewitt, who’s often described as a ‘larger than life’ character, was snapped by the paps leading her Majesty the Queen towards her car, following a security scare as an intruder ran into the hotel.
According to reports, a man wearing a hoodie, jeans and trainers waved his hands in the air before running into the property where the Queen was eating lunch with her senior servants.
Minutes later he was wrestled outside by security staff, believed to be a royal protection officer, before being patted down, giving his details over and then being sent on his way.
The Mail Online has reported that witnesses said the intruder appeared drunk.
Morgan-Hewitt, who has been with the Goring since 1990, has close relations with the royal family, having played host to Kate Middleton the night prior to her wedding to Prince William.
The five-star hotel is still owned and run by the Goring family and was said to be a favourite of the Queen Mother. It also received a royal warrant of appointment to HM The Queen for Hospitality Services.