Friday, June 8, 2012

Photo Friday: Not the Diamond Jubilee

No, we weren't at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee last weekend.  These are just pictures from a random royal procession taking place on the streets of London when we were there a few years ago.  Seems like those Brits always have something to celebrate - and always do it with style!

Did you see any of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations on TV?  Most of it took place from June 2 - 5, and included a BBC concert at Buckingham Palace featuring Elton John, Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney, and others; a pageant on the Thames River with a flotilla of over 1,000 boats; a service at St. Paul's Cathedral; a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace; and finally, a balcony appearance.  Beautiful official photos are posted on the official website of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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  1. Beautiful photos! You are so lucky to have seen a procession like that - my 8 year old would be jumping up and down with excitement at the prospect of seeing royalty! We have always visited in the winter - we might have to try and go in the summer in the hopes that the warmer weather will bring them out of their palaces and castles.

  2. Jealous! We missed seeing any type of procession or even a changing of the guard when my husband and I were there in 2008.

  3. Love your pics and you are so right...the Brits always seem to do everything with such grace and style. Can't wait to see how they do the Olympics this summer. It's quite a year for London, isn't it?

  4. Like you said --- seems like those Brits always have something to celebrate - and always do it with style!
    Nice pics.

  5. How lucky for you to have witnessed such a great procession. I would love to see this. We were there during Spring many years ago and didn't see the changing of the guards. Nice pictures!


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