Our guests not only managed to visit several of the London sights that we thus far shunned; they also came by an audience with Her Majesty the Queen.
Ok, not really. But we ourselves only see the reigning monarch on TV, despite living just a dozen miles away from the Buckingham Palace. Our friends, who planned to visit the St Paul’s Cathedral on their last day in London, were turned away on account of some official ceremony; they decided to stick around to see who would show up for the occasion and were rewarded with the sight of Elizabeth II getting out of her
royal carriage black limo in full royal dress and regalia. I do not have any pictures in my possession to illustrate, but the guys were pretty excited at having been around to see that.
We Americans have a weird fascination with the royals…