Changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace

If you didn’t read the title, here’s your next clue:

We were at Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard. The queen was there. Tomorrow she’s delivering the Queen’s Speech to Parliament.

Here’s something that’s different these days. Quickly the norm, but just a few years ago …

And you know what? Most of them are lousy photographs. (Which is good news for photographers.) The people don’t move. (Which is good news for the police and crowd health, no one needs a paparazzi stampede at the changing of the guard.)

I, of course, move around.

The Queen’s guard are moving off, so I would hustle around and get in front and to the side again. Look how different the last shot and next shot are:

So the next time you’re firing and forgetting from your phone, try to move around a bit. Squat down, stand on your tiptoes. Get different angles. Focus. (It is remarkable how difficult that can be for us snapshot types.)

Here’s some video:

We had tea at Kensington Palace. Once again, we had tea at a palace:

It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.”

So it was OK to ask for seconds then, right?

Hanging out with my buddies Syndey, Angelica and Abby:

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