No, that wasn’t a typo. That’s what happened.
The spot that I had all picked out for the river pageant turned out to be fine. Sort of. There were TONS of people, and standard British protocol seems to dictate that the tall people stand in front.
I did see the Queen though!
Everyone was saying that she was wearing yellow, but I was standing there thinking “I think that’s her there in the white.”
Turns out I was right, because as soon as I got home I looked it up online, and indeed she was wearing white. 🙂
The most impressive part (aside from the Queen) were all the canoes at the very beginning. And I think we should take this opportunity to that the people who designed the Canadian flag. Because, holy crap it’s easy to spot in a crowd.
It’s also the happiest flag in the world. 🙂
They keep saying on TV that the pageant was inspired by the artist Canaletto. I’ve seen a whole lot of Canaletto since I’ve arrived in London. There are at least six that I can think of over at the National Gallery. And, fittingly enough the largest collection of Canaletto paintings belongs to the Royal Collection.
I’m happy I went, but if you watched on TV then you got to see a much more impressive show that I did. It needed more music. The only part that I think I could describe as “fun” was when the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra floated by the MI6 building (across the river from where I was) and they played the James Bond Theme song.
Right now I’m watching the Jubilee River Pageant Highlights on BBC 1.
Love ya bye,