The Day Before… The Royal Wedding!

We were sat in the Shoedoir yesterday, thinking about Wills & Kates’ big day and listening to the reporting of it all on the radio. We weren’t planning on heading down to the Palace or Westminster Abbey to join the revelry, settling instead for a BBQ and watching it all unfold on the TV.
However, as the morning went on, we really started to get a feeling that something special was happening around the Palace and that perhaps we were missing out. Let’s face it, not wanting to miss out, and seeing the sun shining, we grabbed our cameras and shades, slapped shut the laptops and headed for Green Park.

Here are some of the people we met and the photos we took.

Brits in abudance, our American, Ozzie and Kiwi cousins everywhere… 

 
 
 

 

 

Jo and Sam

 

Miriam and Debra, here from Sydney

Yes, they were actually ‘sleeping’ in this little Palace.

View down the Mall

View down the Mall

  It was starting to have a festival atmosphere, certainly the tents were up and the wine was flowing – no camp fires as yet!

camping

camping

At times there did appear to be as many of the world’s media as those camping out. How many times could these revellers tell the US, Japanese and Chinese film crews when they arrived and what they had in their picnic hampers? 

Made the most of this scene – I think there may be queues on the day!

 The Media Centre was an amazing construction, room after room with a panoramic window out onto the Palace, CNN, ABC, BBC, Fox, CCTV – a melange of dialects and cultures.

the media centre

the media centre

We were there for just an hour or so, but so many well known faces popping in and out. Richard Bacon from BBC radio with Alistair McGowan, and an impromptu singing of Jerusalem – not us I promise!
 
 
 

 

James Whittaker – Tablod Royal journalist “negotiating” his way in … or out!

 
 The Media village, although more like a town stretched back into Green Park. 

the media village

the media village

The marvelous intstitution that is The Ritz giving their best wishes to Your Royal Highnesses.

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