Meet Royal Superfan Terry Hutt
We caught up with Royal Superfan Terry Hutt to give him an early birthday present. Terry Hutt has been camping outside St Mary’s hospital as he awaited the arrival of the 3rd Royal baby.
Dubbed the “Union Jack Man”, Mr. Hutt is famous for his eccentric outfits. So we thought we would help him celebrate his 83rd birthday this week by gifting him one of our distinctive Union Jack print Curtis shirts to add to his patriotic wardrobe.
The former carpenter, originally a Londoner but now of Western-Super-Mare, has been travelling to royal residences whilst donning Union Jack outfits for decades in order to celebrate important royal occasions.
Devoted Terry, who has been patiently waiting outside the hospital for more than a week, said that he hopes to celebrate his birthday “with the arrival of a royal baby” and he would “like the baby to be named Terrance,” after him.
He added that he would love to receive a birthday cake again from the royal couple. For his 80th birthday – which coincided with Princess Charlotte’s birth – William and Kate sent him a cake.
Terry Hutt was four years old when he first met the Queen
Terry first became fascinated with the royals when he met the Queen Mother at the age of four, when she went on a walk about during the Blitz. Terry was the youngest of 12 children and never expected to meet a royal: “Who the hell would think I would meet the King or Queen?”
Years later he met the Queen Mother once again and was delighted when she took an interest in his memories of the first time they met during the Blitz. “She invited me to her birthday party but said I had to be early – so I turned up three days before! I was the first guest to arrive.”
Terry, who used to be in the army, is currently sleeping on the bench outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital. “I always take plenty of blankets and waterproof gear. I don’t sleep in a tent; I sleep on this bench come rain or shine.” His wife, Joy, no longer camps with him because “she has two new hips and a new kneecap so she can’t get around much.” He did buy her a go-cart but “she won’t drive it.”
When Terry isn’t camping out for a royal event, he campaigns for various charities. “A lot of people look up to me because I try to make a difference. I don’t think of myself as famous because I’m no different from anyone else.”