Monthly Archives: May 2011

A YANK AT THE ROYAL WEDDING

Numbers in London were swelling by the hour and I was infected by the spirit of the day. In fact, rather than leave the flat as planned at 9:30, we were out the door by 8:45. To our dismay – happy dismay, thrilled by the sheer numbers – we couldn’t get close to the route that led from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey and back. Our initial plans dashed, we decided to head to Trafalgar Square to watch the procession and ceremony on one of the big screens that had been set up there. Trafalgar was crowded when we got there and only got more crowded as the morning progressed. Rather than feel mashed by the crowd, we were buoyed by their enthusiasm. Although mostly British, there were also many Americans, French, Italians and countless others. Continue reading

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