We changed our European travel plans to see this and we are so glad we did ...
Pomp and ceremony only the Brits can put on show. Streets alive with people, many being guests of the main event (tickets only available by ballot), dressed in their best top hats and dresses. All looking rather stately and important. Security was high but to be expected. None of that worried us.
We arrived London early that morning and had no problem getting to the city and finding a space to view some of the main event from St James Park. We then secured a place against the barrier half way down the Mall to watch the Royals and horsemen return to Buckingham Palace. Great show, the horses absolutely amazing and the riders looked sharp in their uniforms. Quite the spectacle.
Now no one could plan this next part to be honest but we got lucky. At the end of the parade the police form a line and people can fall in behind them and walk the Mall towards Buck Palace where the Royals were due to greet us all on the balcony. As we approached the crowds already there are behind barriers so we gained access right pass them, ending up right at the fence adjunct to the central front gates. Bloody brilliant. Front row position and we even got one of the VIP guests inside the grounds to take a photo of us with our camera. Thank you again kind sir for doing this.
The royals came out and did their thing and we watched the flyover by the RAF and listened to the 41 gun salute. Crowds were good, people friendly and loving the show. Found toilets and even got coffee without too much wait in the park. Read up and plan a little as to where you want to be and have some patience and you will seriously enjoy this event. We did and so did our 6 year old son.
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