Happy Official Birthday to the Queen 16 June 2012
It wasn’t the best of days, a bit cold and windy but overall not too bad. At least it did not rain 🙂 We stood along The Mall, lining up with the rest of the eager faces to catch a glimpse of the passing parade. I was really amazed by the camaraderie and friendliness of all the people standing there. Our timing was perfect as we arrived about fifteen minutes before the queen was due to go down the Mall (this would be the return journey to the palace) and managed to find a place where there were only two layers of people in front of us and, in particular, two short people in front of me which is necessary for me if I am to see anything! My husband hoisted my daughter on to his shoulders and she did the video for me. I have posted the video below the pictures but I have to forewarn you that it is quite long. The Queens carriage goes past about halfway through the video, if that helps 🙂
So without further adieu, here are the photographs and video of our day.
As I am unable to upload the video here, I have uploaded it to YouTube. Here is the link: http://youtu.be/0L9XGs-xt6g
I have now managed to embed it here:
Hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures and viewing the video.
And for the Queen – I hope she has many more birthdays to come 🙂
Copyright © 180612 by Karen Payze – This copyright includes all the above pictures and video.