We noticed a crowd stating to gather..so we thought we would see what was going on...of course this is not the correct picture of the crowd gathering...bear with me...
The chimes in all the surrounding churches and along with Big Ben striking 11...and the marching band playing....I just had to ask someone in the crowd what was going on....He ( a nice man from Illinois) told me that the Queen was coming to open up the first session of Parliament...something she does only once a year!
So I held my camera above the crowd...and I must say, I got some pretty good pics!!
There she is...the Queen herself sitting in the back....This was so much fun!
But I still enjoy the "real" people that we have meet on this trip....Like this great young couple that we sat with on the Eurostar going from Paris to London...they live in the Engish countryside.