Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Queen turns 80 - 17 June 2006

The Queen and Prince Philip on their way to Horse Guards ParadeWell, she didn't really, but the official celebrations are held in June and marked by the Trooping of the Colour. Rather than watch from Horse Guards Parade this year, we elected to position ourselves at the Buckingham Palace end of the Mall to see the 80th-birthday-balcony-wave.

The Red Arrows blast past overheadWe arrived in time to see Her Majesty leave the Palace on her way to Horse Guards and stayed for the fly-past, ended as usual with the red, white and blue of the Red Arrows

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