Today I will be glued to the television, watching the wedding of Kate and Wills…I wish I could be in London…I would love to be outside Buckingham Palace when they do the balcony scene…
I have always been very interested in the Royal family, and I do remember the Queen’s wedding. I was just a little girl when she was married, and my parents woke me up to listen to the ceremony on the radio….that high voice of the then Princess Elizabeth, making her marriage vows.
I am thinking about the first time I saw the Queen here in Winnipeg. It was 1957. My first job was in a downtown office, on the 6th floor, right on the route the Queen would be travelling. When the moment came, we all leaned out of the open windows and cheered, then , because the motorcade drove very slowly, we all rushed down to the street and were able to get a view from that vantage point. How exciting!
Later that evening my husband and I were driving down town, and quite unexpectedly, we saw the open car in which the Queen was being driven to a formal dinner . She was dressed in a blue gown , and wore a tiara…more excitement!
Since then, I have seen her several times, , sometimes within a few yards, and my husband was just a few feet away on one occasion.
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