My dad would have been really tickled (chuffed, excited) to know that his girls paid a visit to The Queen’s home in London. If you remember from an earlier post, my dad liked the combination of Elizabeth and Margaret and chose our names accordingly. I think it must have been because he grew up in a time when he saw more images of The Queen and her sister together especially since she was born only about eight years before him. I wish I had asked more questions about his reasons before he died.
I feel sure The Queen never even thinks about all the strangers trouping through her grand and glittery State Rooms, but I certainly had a few thoughts while viewing this spectacular part of the palace which is open each year for viewing during the summer.
I have some interesting insights into our visit yesterday along with some funny bits too which I will talk more about in a later post. I promise not to to share all the photos though because it turns out that Margaret shoots as many as I do. Between us I think we both ended the visit to Buck House with a combination of over 700 images. I’m including only a couple of mine from yesterday along with an image I took towards the end of our day when our tourist fatigue was beginning to show.
700 pics – you slackers!! Looking forward to seeing those…does Margaret have a blog too?!
I’m glad you’re having a good time! I love reading your blog and have to say that you haven’t changed much since 1994… still beautiful!
p.s. Happy Birthday!
Somehow, having Elizabeth and Margaret together in the Palace on the seventieth anniversary of the start of the Blitz is very poignant
It’s probably gone, but in 1988 when I visited there was a trendy restaurant called “Big ‘Uns” – an American food place. I ordered fried chicken and got HALF a chicken! One dinner fed 4 of us hungry students.
My favorite place was Henry VIII’s palace; second fave place was Kew Gardens. Took a boat down the river to that, and it was beautiful.