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17 July 2002 @ 12:32 pm
 
Well, I did the patriotic, royalist thing, and went to see the Queen today. I was in town anyway coz I had to go to the jobcentre and go shopping, but was a little early for the drive past so I stopped and read my book in the sun for a bit till I felt cooked (oops) then moved to the other side of the road to get a good spot by the barriers - the policemen were assuring us that she'd been on the right hand side of the car earlier so if she got back on the same side after the Waterfront we'd be on 'her side'. As it got close to the time one of the managers from Sainsburys (all the staff, pretty much, were out on the road, just a couple had to stay inside for those who were making a point of shopping then) brought out a box of flags and distributed them for free, so I got one of them. And waved and smiled at the Queen as she drove past. I didn't take the camera (I forgot), but I think I'm glad I didn't coz lots of people were saying they didn't think they'd get a good pic coz by the nature of a drive by she wasn't infront of us for all that long.

Yeah, I know there's people reading this who are cynical about the whole thing, republican, or both. But tough. I'm a monarchist at heart, and I'm pleased I got a chance to see the Queen.
 
 
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jaq: riccoulantijaq on July 17th, 2002 04:50 am (UTC)
What's she visiting you for?
Andrewsagima on July 17th, 2002 04:54 am (UTC)
she's visiting everywhere she "rules over"
Margaretpling on July 17th, 2002 04:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, like Sagima says - it's part of her Jubilee tour ... she's doing Suffolk today I believe. Ipswich, then Stowmarket, then Bury St Edmunds (where she finally gets fed lunch according to the nice lady next to me at the barriers), then I'm not sure if she goes back to one of her homes or on somewhere else.
Ytaya: purple headytaya on July 17th, 2002 09:49 am (UTC)
She's in Norwich tomorrow. The library Forum's shut until 1pm, cos she's popping in there.

Bleedin' typical. Haven't been to the library for years, want to go to renew my membership and the Queen visits.
Jonathanmcurtains on July 17th, 2002 05:26 am (UTC)
Was she in that new Bentley?
jaqjaq on July 17th, 2002 05:27 am (UTC)

The one you keyed when you thought no-one was looking?
Jonathanmcurtains on July 17th, 2002 05:48 am (UTC)

I wouldn't do that. Unless it parked on the pavement.
Margaretpling on July 17th, 2002 05:31 am (UTC)
Think so - it was a big burgundy car, with big windows, which is what I think the new one was. Mind you, I'm not that into cars so I may well be mistaken about either of those statements.
Jonathanmcurtains on July 17th, 2002 05:49 am (UTC)

Do you need to be into cars to be able to tell its colour?
Margaretpling on July 17th, 2002 05:52 am (UTC)
I wasn't looking at the car for it's own sake.
Jonathanmcurtains on July 17th, 2002 05:56 am (UTC)
Ah, OK. What colour hat was she wearing then?
Margaretpling on July 17th, 2002 06:00 am (UTC)
Light green dress, hat matched.
Stuart: avalonnarenek on July 17th, 2002 06:20 am (UTC)
Possibly because you're a king?
Margaretpling on July 17th, 2002 06:22 am (UTC)

Heh! *grin*