Living in London means I’m pretty much force-fed gossip about the Royal Family. For most that was more than enough for them and they escaped the city to make the most of a long weekend while the rest of us stayed for the Royal Wedding. I was in two minds if I wanted to go or not but figured if I’m going to call myself a traveller I may as well go and see something I would never get the chance to again.
Not so keen to camp out for the night I arrived at 6:30am and picked out my spot at Horse Guards Parade. Which after looking back over the tv footage was a pretty decent spot if I do say so myself. I was directly opposite the marching band and right up front to see everyone pass.
The day resulted in about 6 hours of standing in one spot as moving even to go to the toilet would have resulted in my giving up my prime place. The upside was that I got to know some lovely people around me as we all enjoyed the day together. To my right was a mother with her baby boy who had come up from Belgium to see the wedding. To my left was a family from the Isle of Wight who kindly offered me a hot cup of tea while we waited. Then behind me I had an American couple who I think were the most excited by the big event.
To some people it might have just been an over the top who cares event but for the people around me from England, Belgium, American (and this aussie) it was a great day out where we got to cheer and take in a moment that will go down in history.
I could have posted a million photos for you all but I think this video should capture most of what it was like for me as I pushed and shoved my way through the crowds on Will and Kate’s wedding day. Enjoy.