I am amazed how many things Michelle found to be cheerful about just from one day this week! Then again mine are all from yesterday's royal visit by Her Majesty the Queen and the Princess Royal to Kendal. I am very much a royalist so I was glad their visit worked out as being when I wasn't in work. This is mostly a pictorial edition:
Crowds gathered from about 9 to get a good vantage point:
There were plenty of flag waving/screaming school children though some got tired of waving flags after an hour's wait:
As we were down hill it was hard to tell if things were starting to happen but there were plenty of local big wigs and soldiers around whilst we waited:
Eventually we got a tantalising glimpse of Her Majesty in a bright turquoise outfit:
She was doing a proper good Royal walkabout with Princess Anne following behind.
After what seemed like forever the Royal Party headed down the hill closer to us to receive their bouquets:
Just as we thought we were going to get really close thebroyalncar turned up:
So we had to make do with pictures through the car windows as they passed us:
It was an amazing atmosphere and the soldiers on parade got a huge round of applause as they marched off:
Made me proud to be British!