Yesterday, I had the royal privililge of seeing Her Majesty the Queen before she departed for her cruise down the Brisbane River. All I can say is wow.
I wasn’t really thinking too much about it until the motorcade came into view. Then my heart started racing. I was going to see the Queen!
She definitely travels in style in this sleek black Range Rover.
I caught a glimpse of the royal wave then thought it was all over. I decided to make a run for it and see if I could possibly get a better shot when she got out of the car.
I found a spot a few rows back, stuck my camera-wielding hand in the air and started shooting. I realised I was elbowing the person to my right and when I turned to apologise discovered it was a policeman. Oops! He didn’t seem to mind. I think he was just as excited as I was.
A little sneaking through the crowd and a lovely lady letting me in front of her got me up close and personal just one row back from the Queen. I’d love to know who the guy behind the camera is. He must have photos of me taking photos of the Queen.
See that clasp… Royal Jewels up close! Isn’t her hat beautiful?
Our Premier Anna Bligh seemed just as excited as everyone else. That smile didn’t leave her face the whole time she was there.
The Queen accepted flowers from a line up of smiling school children.
My grandma came down to sight the Queen too. Doesn’t she look fabulous? She dresses this well all the time!
There was quite a turnout to see the Queen and it was well worth the sunburnt shoulders. I don’t think I’ll ever forget seeing the Queen. What about you? Have you ever seen royalty?