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...
It was starting to have a festival atmosphere, certainly the tents were up and the wine was flowing – no camp fires as yet!
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?
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.
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!
The Media village, although more like a town stretched back into Green Park.