Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Random Photo


I think my Mum would have been the first person I would call after having Afternoon Tea with the Queen and we checked, the Royal Standard was flying high, which means the Queen was home.  We heard someone say what was going on.  Gregg and I were walking by the big open gates of Buckingham Palace, and a long line of people were coming out of one of the huge doors.  Ladies wore either very large hats or the smaller Fascinators on their heads, and several gentlemen were in top hat and tails.  It was quite a fashion show.  This young lady looks like she could have carried everything but the kitchen sink in that bag.

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26 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

I do feel sorry for the Queen. Socialising with a million and one strangers at her age must be very hard work. I suspect she would rather be at home with the corgis.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

'People watching' would be much more fun in a location like this - maybe they really had just taken tea with the Queen!

Stewart M said...

There were people in new shoes and ill-fitting suits (or it could have been the other way around) when we were outside of Buckingham Palace as well!

Lots of people looking rather pleased with themselves !


Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I think it is marvelous. Love the top hat and tails.

Tanya Breese said...

i like that man's hat and coat!

EG CameraGirl said...

Hmmm. What would I talk about with the Queen?

TexWisGirl said...

i'd be so weary of folks, if i were her!

Sandra said...

well here in the states we know Princess Kate was not at that tea since she is so sick with the to be prince or princess... i certainly would have called my mom if i were there...

Rose said...

I can't imagine carrying that bag everywhere!!! Yet I can imagine needing it....

Linda Kay said...

Oh, my...she is truly a lovely lady, and so vibrant yet at her age. How fun to watch all those people come out of the gate. Wonder how they earned the right to visit?

gigihawaii said...

I remember seeing a man with a top hat in London in 1969. Not very common, but I wondered why he was dressed like that. Very handsome guy, though, I must admit.

Linda said...

Awesome photo, and I love the caption. :)

Karen S. said...

Oh goodness I adore this photo, and it reminds me of the time we were there, and a fancy high tea gathering was happening, and we stayed to watch the cars that drove in but mostly the women and their hats! What a blast it was! My daughter while attending a course over there actually got to wave to the Queen on her birthday as she rode in! Fabulous stuff indeed!

Karen S. said...

Oh yes, and the Queen did wave back of course!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful people watching shot!

Marie said...

A tradition these people will not soon forget!

Don Wood said...

Nice caption, looks like a nice day glad you had a good trip.
I worked as roofer just half a mile from there twenty years ago and never once went to look some of the other guys on site did but back then I always thought I can do that in the future. Little did I know what the future held in store. Sorry I havent been dropping by much but been in bed a lot

Ginny said...

I love the man you captured. And is that a TANK in the background? Just in case the tea drinkers get a bit out of hand? No one seems to ever dress up anymore, so this is a good occasion to do that, plus brush up on Queenly manners.

SeagullSuzie said...

I think you could also have a caption of, guess what mum, I've just bought a new car, it'll fit all my bags!

William Kendall said...

Quite a contrast between the fellow in the morning coat and the woman with the backpack.

eileeninmd said...

It is a great place for people watching.. It would be a great honor to have an invite to have tea with the Queen.

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

That would be amazing!!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

What fun you had. If earlier comments arrive from me please take what you want and chuck the rest.

Felicia said...

nice image.

Kay said...

That fellow in the top hat almost looks like Prince Charles.

When we were in England, we saw a large crowd gathered outside of Westminster Abbey. They told us the Queen was coming so we waited to watch. Sure enough, she arrived with Prince Phillip. It was so much fun. We told our English neighbor when we returned home to Illinois and he laughed saying, "I lived all my life in London and never saw the queen. You go once as a tourist and bump into her. How fair is that?"

orvokki said...

Lovely photo.