With this past Easter Sunday and the Royal Wedding coming up, I am thinking of London and missing my Mother so.
Here she is taking a quick break outside St. Paul's.
My Mother and I use to be frequent travelers to England. In 1992 my Mom and I got our passports for the first time, and headed to Europe for a 2 week tour. We loved the shopping and the historical sightseeing. So we went back again and again. One special trip we were in London on Easter Sunday and went to St. Paul's for the Sunday service.
So with the wedding coming up here are some snippets of favorite memories and why.
The gates of Buckingham Palace were quiet on this day.
The mall on Easter Sunday 1992. You can see Buckingham Palace in the background. This is the route the wedding processional will take back from Westminster Abbey.
June 1993 the same route with the Union Jack hanging for Trooping the Color.
Westminster Abbey, where the action will be tomorrow. Pictures are not allowed inside.
Now, can I tell you a story about my memories of when Princess Diana got married? I was a 21 year old RN, working night shift. I worked on a medicine floor but got pulled that night to a step down ICU. I remember they were only 4 rooms, I had 2. In one room was a college student who had drank too much and her roommate who was elderly and legally deaf. There was a old large tv in the room by the door, and yes I had it on quietly and when I had a moment I would wander by to look.
I promised myself that when William got married I WOULD be off so I could watch the wedding. The day they announced their engagement, I asked for the day off. So I am starting my vacation starting today, yippee! 20 days off!! What a way to start it.
Memories of Diana
Small narrow roads lead you to St. Paul's
The famous steps and door where Diana passed.
And here is the isle Diana walked with that 25 ft train
Here is my favorite day in London
Standing outside the Ritz. My Mom and I met my Mom's best friend who just happened to be in London the same time we were met us at the Ritz for tea. I remember how I planned out my outfit, I am sure I used Diana as a role model. One thing I won't forget is, we went by taxi and the taxi driver said "mum, make him come open the door for you" meaning the greeter outside the Ritz.
Here we are, two small town gals having high tea at the Ritz in London.
The beauty that surrounded us that day.
I hope you enjoyed the London tour of my memories. Sorry but these were taken before we had digital photos.
So tomorrow, I will sip from my Harrods tea cup with a vintage Selfridge's silver spoon, and relive some memories and miss my mother.
Happy life Kate and Will!
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