The Queen of England (And missing my chance to be a princess)

** This is a post from my old blog and has been copied over/edited **

2014

This post is all about the time I saw the Queen and the Royal Family 🙂 In June 2014, I attended the Trooping of the Colour, also known as the Queen’s Royal Birthday Celebrations. Although she was born in April, it is custom for reigning monarchs to celebrate their birthdays on the second Saturday in June!

I arrived early (about 3 hours or so before the festivities were meant to begin) and snagged myself a spot against the guardrails. I was positioned next to an English family and they taught me some English trivia, my favorite being that a man broke into Buckingham Palace TWICE.

 
The Queen is in! (That’s what that flag means)

The festivities are free to observe from the streets, but there are tickets available to sit in the grand stands if you apply by ballot. I did not know that before I planned my trip, but I still had a really great time and had a great view of the Royal Family.

 

Royal Family! Kate Middleton is in the white next to the middle pillar

 

The Queen is brought to the palace by a horse and carriage and she joins the rest of the family for a fly-over at 1 pm.

That little teeny lady in the blue is the queen (behind the horse butts)

 

 

William in red in front of the pillar, Kate next to him, Harry next to her, and the queen in the front middle!

Colors of the English Flag during the fly-over

Seeing the Queen and the Royal family was definitely a highlight of my trip. Prince Harry was driven right past me on his way into the castle before the parade began! Unfortunately, he didn’t fall in love with me, so he won’t take over my student loans and make me into a princess. I think it was because he saw me eating a smashed peanut butter and jelly sandwich out of my purse, like the peasant I am.
Have you ever seen royalty? Have you been to the Trooping of the Colour?
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