BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- A special guest, who worked for royalty across the pond, joined the Bowling Green Rotary Club this morning.
Sergeant Bill Mott is a retired Garrison Sergeant Major with the British Army and he served the last 13 years of his 37-year career as the Master of Ceremonies, Her Majesty The Queens Ceremonial Warrant Officer.
He had two distinctive honors bestowed upon him by Her Majesty the Queen - Officer of the most excellent order of the British Empire (OBE) and Member of the Victorian Order (MVO).
Mott talked about his vast experiences over his 37-years of service and his personal attitude and experience in leadership.
Mott says he was there with the queen through many ceremonies, good and bad.
"From 2002, my first event was sadly her majesty the queen's mother's funeral, and then subsequently wonderful annual events," Mott says. "The queens birthday parade, state visits, state's parliament, and occasionally the bespoke like the royal wedding of the royal highness with the duke of cambridge."
Mott now lives with his American wife Tammy on their 13 acre farm here in Kentucky.
He says Kentucky is wonderful, and he is learning the skills required to operate a tractor on their farm.