Monday, 3 September 2007

Royal Visit

Day 2 of the long weekend and I went to Buckingham Palace! 3hrs from Bristol each way was quite a trek, KG couldn't take Grandma (her Birthday present) so I stepped in.

First we visited the Royal Mews, where the Queen's horses have nothing but the best.
Then we visited the Palace (Summer opening of the State rooms).

Since Grandma had her mobility scooter, we got to go in at the front gates! Bit strange to turn around and see all those faces looking through the fence though

Couldn't take any photos inside, but wow I was really impressed. We saw the special exhibition of the Queens wedding dress which is showing this year, completely stunning. Also displayed were gifts she received for the wedding... jewellery so beautiful it is hard to believe it is actually not fake!

On the way out, visitors go out through the back of the Palace and through the garden.

Where they sell the poshest, tastiest ice cream ever!

I had a really great day and it was a fantastic tourist experience. At all times the staff were polite and genuinely helpful. Toilet facilities and disabled access were excellent. Considering the volume of people they were dealing with I was very impressed, would recommend it.

Note to self - this is not a good angle to photo my hand

1 comment:

gordyandjen said...

Sounds like you had a fab time!