Miss Belle was keen to see something of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Tuesday didn't seem a good day to take young children into central London. Exciting as the Diamond Jubilee is, we were sad that the Pageant was on Sunday, the Lord's Day, when we celebrate the King of the whole earth. So Saturday, was a good day to take Flat Stanley to see something of the excitement. We knew the Queen wouldn't be at home as she was due to visit the races but Buckingham Palace wasn't planning to move.
What we hadn't realised was that although Buckingham Palace hadn't moved, it had a large temporary stadium built in front of it for the concert this evening.
We walked through St James' Park and saw this plant crown-impressive.
Flat Stanley waved flags at the ducks.
He had another go at seeing Buckingham Palace, through a gap in the temporary fences
and went to the playground.
On the way back, we saw a horse drawn carriage, maybe practising for the procession on Tuesday?
Flat Stanley had a little look at one of the many shops full of soveneirs.
Soon, we will say "Goodbye" to our temporary guest and send Flat Stanley onto his next family. We hope that he has enjoyed seeing the Diamond Jubilee preparations.