People and Places have tea with the Queen!

People and Places have tea with the Queen!We were extremely honoured to be invited to attend a garden party with Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Lucky to have a dry and warm day and, as neither of us had been to the Palace before, everything we encountered was magical!

Lots of conversations with some interesting people from across the world, and fortunate enough to see Her Majesty quite closely. We were very struck by her ability to combine a genuine human interest in those she met with an obvious regal presence.  Military bands were playing throughout the afternoon, which added a richness to the splendour of the day.

Tea was amazing! We enjoyed delicate sandwiches and a fantastic range of exquisite cakes. Walking in the grounds, we were surprised that such a beautifully laid out garden of around 40 acres could be nestled in the centre of the City. We even saw a squawking parakeet, which added an exotic touch to a very English scene.

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