Wednesday, October 05, 2011

The Palace, The Dress and A Very Spectacular Cake

Photo April Harris
Over the years, I’ve been privileged to visit the State Rooms in Buckingham Palace a few times, including on smaller, after hours tours with fewer than 20 other people, so I know them pretty well, but they never fail to take my breath away. Once, after one of the smaller tours, we were given a glass of champagne to drink in the Bow Room surrounded by history and looking out onto the fabulous gardens. We were then escorted out in small groups through the huge quadrangle, under the famous balcony and past the guards at the side gate. The tourists outside the gates were going mad with their cameras, thinking we were famous, and

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