It was a packed few days – so much TV to watch!
On Sunday we had the Thames River Pageant, an event not seen for over 300 years and not likely to be seen again. Over a thousand boats of all shapes and sizes gathered on the Thames near Battersea and made their way along the 7 mile stretch of the river to Tower Bridge. It was a shame about the weather – it started off grey and cloudy and ended up in near torrential rain. I was glad to be at home watching it, but the thousands of people who turned up to line the route looked like they were having a great time.
On Monday there was a concert held just in front of Buckingham Palace. Again there were tens of thousands of people there watching a variety of performers who spanned the Queen’s reign. It ended with a fantastic firework display.
On Tuesday there was a Service of Thanksgiving when the Queen attended a special service at St Paul’s Cathedral followed by a ceremonial drive, in open topped carriages, back to Buckingham Palace for an appearance on the balcony and a flypast by the Red Arrows. It was estimated that there was a crowd of over 1 million people in The Mall joining in the celebration.
I wonder if we will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee ten years from now?