princesses in waiting (and escorts of course)
the queen on her way to the ceremony
Pearly Kings and Queens
a tired princess
Prince Charles/Camilla + the Middletons
the after party
My apologies for the lack of posting....after the marathon I have been kind of dead to the world and only the last few days have felt 100%.
Anyway...other big things to worry about.....a certain wedding happened today. Not sure if you heard much in the news but William and Kate got married this morning.
We got up early and after an English breakfast headed out. By 7:30 when we arrived at the mall, it was already completely packed. We couldn't get very close to palace at all (people were camping out for days), so we pushed through and managed to get a decent view near the bottom next to Waterloo Place.
The atmosphere was absolutely incredible. In 10 yrs of living in this country....never seen anything like it. It was wonderful to see all the flags waving, the little girls dressed up as princesses, people dressed in their Sunday best and wedding hats some even dressed in wedding gowns.
It was very hard to stand for so long, even harder to take pictures because of the crowds, etc (James took his film camera, took two rolls of shots and we had an unfortunate incident at the 1hr developers...who completely destroyed the film--thank goodness we had a backup with my digital camera) but it was SOOOOOO worth it. We saw the queen, Kate and William to and from the ceremony, the horse guards, the bands, the royals, the carriages, the dress, everything. It was incredible and an experience I'll remember the rest of my life.
Afterwards we slowly made way through the street parties to the Shakespeare Pub near the Thames where we had an English lunch....James.... a toad in the hole and myself...fish and chips. We then made our way back home to Greenwich where remnants of the street parties were still going on.
Speaking of parties, the palace is still alive and kicking as I write this. England really needed today. I'm so glad that I am able to say that I WAS HERE to be a part of it.
Off to have tea (snacks, etc) in a bit. To make things even more amazing its a 4 day weekend here. What an amazing way to start the weekend.
Hoping you are all well.
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