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Happy Royal Birthday

I noticed it is Queen Elizabeth IIs birthday today (April 21) and as I am writing this it is almost midnight, so I am just in time to celebrate it by posting a picture of the one occasion that I saw here. It was a pure coincidence that I visited London on the same day as the King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands. Even though I had heard that this state visit was to take place, I would like to stress that this was not the reason for my visit, as I am not much of a royalist. :-)

Nevertheless, it was quite a spectacle to see all the pomp and circumstance going on in front of Buckingham Palace and The Mall. Apparently, an arrival ceremony had taken place on Horse Guards Parade, after which Queen Elizabeth and King Willem-Alexander were taken to Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession. As I was standing at the end of the Mall, I got a clear view of the procession when it arrived at the palace. In this first carriage were Queen Elizabeth II (in a purple dress) and King Willem-Alexander, in the second carriage (see WS: https://i1.trekearth.com/photos/12257/1158ws._happy_royal_birthday.jpg) were Queen M嫞ima of The Netherlands, Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Heres a link to the large version: https://i1.trekearth.com/photos/12257/1158._happy_royal_birthday.jpg

Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/800 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 659/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-10-23 12:23
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 2504 k

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