Reveal day again at
with one of my favourite photo's from my
London trip with Daughter
The sketch from Our Leah
And, yes, we did see the Queen!
We had no idea when we went to London
that it would be the
State Opening of Parliament
while we were there.
The Queen always opens the new
session of Parliament,
a centuries old tradition,
and of course, they have the
usual journey from
Buckingham Palace to
the Houses of Parliament
Papers are still
Papermania "Portobello Road"
The crown is a Teresa Collins
stamp from"Chic Bébé Boy" Collection
with Kaiser rhinestones to embellish it
This was the best photo I got
of the Queen's coach,
sadly she was facing the other way.
We were standing in Whitehall,
just along from the Cenotaph.
Having been to London many, many times,
I have never been there when
there was any of the
pageantry stuff happening - so this was
an unexpected treat and bonus to our trip
The Queen's Coach photo is mounted on a
Nestabilities "Floral Ovals"
I have chopped up a huge bloom
to use as decoration under the photo's
Prima "Monarch Diamond"
The rhinestone butterfly
was part of a Zva Creative flourish
The great photo of daughter and I was taken
by one of our friendly London Policemen....
The Queen's parade passed on its way
to Parliament at about 11 o'clock,
and then we had about a 45 minute
wait for her return journey, after her speech.
Lining the route, of course,
are armed guardsmen and policemen.
Being the friendly Scottish girls
we are, we soon got chatting
with the young constable
standing in front of us.
It fair passed the waiting time for us,
and him, and he was happy to oblige
when we asked him to take our photo
(the only photo of the two of us
together on the whole trip)
So, another great memory,
printed, scrapped and stored for posterity....
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