Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Royal Tour Part 5 - Royal Wedding Preparation

Here is a series of photos I took on April 28, 2011 around London. This was the afternoon before the big day!

Media Facilities

The Mall

Looking up the mall towards Buckingham Palace

Crowded footpaths around Buckingham Palace

Television Studios set up facing the palace

Media from around the world were absolutely everywhere doing live broadcasts

I believe this is the Today show from the USA -  quite a few US visitors hanging around in the background cheering

Buckingham Palace - HM Queen Elizabeth is in residence

Bumped into these two - probably familiar with anyone who watched TV during the lead up to the wedding. Wills and Kate impersonators! They were very popular on the street

Paparazzi outside Clarence House - I saw the New Zealand Prime Minister leaving after meeting HRH Prince Charles

Great picnic along the procession route!

Household Cavalry

Australian Camp site near the Abbey

People camping along the procession route-  right outside Westminster Abbey
Another media interview with some young fans!

Westminster Abbey - the day before!
It is hard to describe the vibe on the streets but it was a really nice feeling being amongst it. Everyone was very excited and were so looking forward to the big event. I had never seen anything like it in my life... the number of people camping out for front row seats was amazing. I admire their dedication but for me it would be a night in a hotel room and an early wake up to find a spot along the mall, I would have to make do without a front row seat.

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