Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Diamond Jubilee Tour: Nottingham

In a visit to the East Midlands, the Queen, without Prince Philip was received by thousands of well-wishers just a week after her Diamond Jubilee tour. In the Duke of Edinburgh's absence, HM was accompanied by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It was a spectacular visit, topped of with a wonderful balcony appearance reminiscent of those at Buckingham Palace. The crowd in the packed Old Market Square below was a sight to behold.

Click for a magnificent 500-megapixel photo of Old Market Square.

The Queen wore her customary Angela Kelly outfit, whilst the Duchess of Cambridge recycled her Missoni coat and dress, which she wore to a visit with QE and the Duchess of Cornwall to Fortnum and Mason. The Duchess seems to be fitting remarkably well into royal life, and is so elegant whilst having fun at the same time. I admire the fact that she doesn't try to upstage the Queen, whilst complementing her so perfectly.

One of the main features of the day was a touching speech by the Duke of Cambridge in honour of his grandmother- "How grateful we are for the extraordinary love and devotion you have shown to the people of this country and the Commonwealth." The Duke and Duchess also showed their competitive side, seeing who could throw a foam 'javelin' the furthest. We can say the Duke won. As the Queen left for Burghley House in Stamford, the new royal couple stayed behind to walk amongst the crowd. QE also completed her obligatory royal duties, planting trees, unveiling plaques, and signing a visitor's book.

Pictures: BBC and The Daily Mail

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