The Queen… part 2…

Here I am looking all giddy as I wait for the arrival of the Queen of England…

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You could feel the excitement build as more and more troops of soldiers marched in to be inspected be her majesty… because who doesn’t love to inspect troops on their birthday?

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Plus, there were lots of horses… and you know I love horses…

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One thing that helped me pass the time whilst waiting for Her Royal Highness, was talking to a young English couple that had come in from the country to see the Queen. I wish I had a picture of them. We talked about British comedy and all the English TV shows we can watch in America. And I fine-tuned my knowledge of English slang as we made fun of the rich and well-connected posh people who had tickets to sit on the bleachers closer to the Queen and the Trooping of the Color… You should have seen the hats the women were wearing.

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So I now know which is a worse thing to call someone, a ‘tosser’ or a ‘whanker’… oh, just Google it, for cryin’ out loud.

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Man, I loved all the pomp and circumstance!

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It was a truly moving bit of living history.

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Whoops… somebody forgot their horses…

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And at last, the big moment… and the Queen… arrived…

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The Queen used to ride her favorite horse to inspect the troops, but now she does it in this fancy carriage… but more on that in the next post.

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16 Responses to The Queen… part 2…

  1. Paul says:

    So cool Art.

  2. elroyjones says:

    Terrific photo of you, Art.

  3. List of X says:

    How do you even inspect the troops? Like, see if any weapons or limbs are missing, or look for water or termite damage?

  4. Of course, wanker is worse than tosser. You can add tosspot to your vocab too.

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