you might have heard about the diana memorial garden ? it’s been a bit of a classic – originally a nice idea but went all a bit wrong when people slipped in the water channel. oh well
it’s actually looking very nice now
and see how many categories i can put it in: no dogs, no cycles, people, royalty and slippery floor
when charles married camila a few weeks ago there was an obvious question we all wanted to ask – where will they live ?
although the queen has lots of houses with lots of rooms, nearly all of them are full of crowns and royal gifts, so camilla couldn’t live there.
instead they decided on this rather nice camper-van just outside the front gate.
ideal for royal visits and an economical alternative to the Royal Yacht (which was actually a giant boat i think)
i learnt a new thing last week about flags on royal palaces. i always thought it was the case that if a union jack was flying it meant the queen was in residence.
however, it’s only this standard flag here which means she’s actually in the building. the union jack is just general decoration.
apparently the queen’s standard is raised as she enters the building and lowered when she leaves to go off to one of the other palaces.
so now we know.
i was amazed at how many media people were at the wedding in windsor. there was almost more cameras than people. and certain more foreign TV channels and well wishers than UK ones !
is this a catapault to get people in to the castle ?
photographer’s dark room
and then there were the obvious media stunts like this one from the London Dungeon