Sunday, 18 September 2016

Chronicles of London.... 'A Royal Day Out'

I can't believe that last weekend I was in London, where has this week gone!!

Sunday we visited the Royal Mews and the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, both were extremely interesting.  I just can't believe we never been until now!  

Irish State coach

the Glass Coach (the one used for Princess Diana's wedding and by the Duchess of Cambridge

the Australian State Coach

and lastly the Coronation  Coach, weighs 4 tons covered in gold leaf as you can see  It was amazing, It's so heavy that it take 25 yard to stop.

Unfortunately no photography is allowed in Buckingham Palace :(
But the state rooms were magnificent the decoration outstanding.  There was an exhibition of the Queens dresses through her reign including her wedding dress and her Coronation robes.  

At the end of the tour we went to have a drink the the Garden Tea room, which was lovely as it over looked the garden where the Garden Parties are held, but also the cakes are made by the same caterers that cater for the garden parties. So it would have been rude to not have one and I have to say they were delicious but not slimming world friendly.  I had a Frazier and Joe a Miellefleur.

 We were however allowed to take pictures as the walked though the gardens on our way to the exit.

Joe took this with is 'super dooper' camera using a special effect!!

Our Royal Day Out tickets last for a year so we are already planning another trip to London!!!


Viv said...

Wow so many lovely photo's and places Lesley tfs. So sorry I am late commenting,lots going on ;) Viv xx

LesleyG said...

Sounds like a lovely visit, what fabulous carriages, great pics Tfs xxx

Tracey said...

Lovely photos and stunning carriages, I didn't realise you could get to see them. Pleased you had a great time and Joe's special photo is wonderful. Tracey x