With the flag flying over the palace we thought that the queen was at home. But she is only at home when the Royal Standard flag is flying , when she pops down to the shops for some bread and milk or up to Balmoral the Royal Standard comes down and Union jack goes up.
The top of the Victoria memorial outside of the palace it was built by Thomas Brock and completed in 1911, it shows a winged Victory with the figures of Courage and Constancy crouched at her feet. Below are stone eagles with outspread wings, which are symbols of Dominion or empire… All these together show the qualities of the queen. History lesson over….ps I bet its not solid gold.
We spent a couple of hours at the Palace just soaking up the atmosphere and watching the world go by. It was then back to Hyde park and the Princess Diana memorial and Curly couldn’t get in quick enough. I know a lot of people slagged it off ,but there were hundreds of kids having so much fun in it , so I think Di would have approved of it.
Finally back to the basin , and look at all those empty spaces. We were told by the volunteer lockie at Cowley that we stood no chance of getting in as last week they were moored 3 deep. Although I thought you couldn’t breast up in the basin. Also it’s a bank holiday weekend and you would expect it to be well busy.