The Royal Wedding 2011

April 29th, 2011
The Royal Wedding 2011
The Royal Wedding 2011

Some of Matthew’s family came down to London for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. We headed down the night before to try and find a good spot to soak up the atmosphere and be a part of the occasion.

While we were on the streets, I did my best to post updates and photos to the website.

We had lots of fun. It was really quite uncomfortable, trying to sleep in a camping chair. It got surprisingly cold in the early hours of the morning, and at about 0500 we were starting to wonder if it was a good idea. As it brightened and warmed, the crowd grew, and we all had fun. The all nighters and new comers got along, sharing experiences, in between stretching to catch a glimpse of royalty.

Phew!

April 29th, 2011

It's all over. We've made it back safe, and catching up on sleep (and the parts of the wedding we couldn't see from the front line).

Sorry the updates have been late. My mobile internet stopped working when too many iPhones gathered in one place.

Yippeee to the RAF

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The Lancaster bomber and 2 Spitfires were followed by 2 Typhoons with 2 Tornados, flying straight down The Mall to Buckingham Palace.

Is it a hat, or a sculpture?!

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The rabble are allowed on to The Mall, now

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We're getting ready to see the flyover

William and Kate are married

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They're on their way back to Buckingham Palace. I missed the happy couple, but did get the old couple – the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. The carriages are lovely.

The ceremony is now in progress

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We can hear it over the speakers. Many are singing along to the hymns. The crowd is still growing.

This is a surprise

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The bride, Kate Middleton, has just been by. We didn't expect her to come down The Mall. I got a fantastic photo of her, in her dress. Unfortunately, a tree got in the way.

The actual Queen!

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I think this is the first time I've seen the Queen in real life. Although it was only through a lens 😛

 

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The groom is on his way!

April 29th, 2011

Hope you have a fun day, Prince William :)