When I told our granddaughter we were going to London she asked me why, and I replied "to see the Queen" and guess what? we did see the Queen!!
It was just one of those "right time, right place" moments.
As we got to the Palace the roads were closed and there were Police everywhere so I asked the Policewoman what was happening and she replied there was a state visit from "Park Geun-Hye", South Korea President. We didn't have long to wait, in the picture you can see the bikes lined up to escort The Queen out of Buckingham Palace.
We were all excited and waived to The Queen as she passed us
How smart do they look with their highly polished boots and impeccable uniforms, some of then were ever so young but very proud to be on duty.
We walked up The Mall to get a better view of The Queen as she returned, and we heard the band playing,
the Policewoman told us she could see the carriages coming down The Mall, although there weren't many people there you could feel the excitement....and then there she was, our very own Queen, sitting in the carriage pulled by 6 fine grey horses,
I don't think I'll ever be that lucky again!!
Love Lucey x