21 May 2012

My trip to Windsor Castle to see Her Majesty The Queen!!

Last Saturday was a very exciting day!  We had tickets for Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee Armed Forces Parade and Muster in the grounds of Windsor Castle.  The Parade and Muster was the first time all three services had visited The Queen for a dedicated event.   2500 Armed Forces and over 3000 family, friends and veterans gathered in Home Park (Private) Windsor Castle
My lovely parents came too and we had a wonderful day together

The Royal Marines

 The Drumhead Ceremony

 Her Majesty making her speech

Amazing flypast began
 A Lancaster and four Spitfires of The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
 Celebrating 60 years on the throne
 Two Hercules C130 aircraft
 One VC10 flanked by two Tornado GR4's

 The Red Arrows

Queens's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard 
 The Queen's car!

 Windsor Castle
 Me, my daughter, husband and my parents

 Our programme and tickets
 It was lovely to take part in such a historic event, a real one off and a day to remember
Thank you for looking my friends :0)
 hugs, Charlotte xx


  1. Thanks for sharing, loved it! I want to come to England, was planning for this year, but might not get to :(....


    1. Hi Karen, thank you so much for reading and commenting on my post! glad you enjoyed looking at the photos...it was a great day, one to remember that's for sure :0)
      Hope you do make it over to England soon!
      Take care, hugs, Charlotte x

  2. We watched that on TV-how exciting that you were actually there! You all looked so regal and happy. Thanks for sharing your memories and these brilliant pictures.

    Wasn't that 60 formation amazing!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    1. Hi Natasha, thank you so much for your lovely comment :0)
      How great that you watched it on TV! It was well worth the trip and we wouldn't have missed being there for the world! The flypast was superb, real highlight.
      Thanks again for visiting all the way from Oz!
      Hugs, Charlotte x

  3. We had a fly past from Windsor go right over the garden- three sets of helicopters ( all types) in diamond formation-amazing.If I was the Queen I'd like a fly past at least once a week!

    1. Hi Kate, thanks for popping by to say hello! How lovely for you to have the flypast go over your garden, I agree it was amazing! The flypasts do make the day very special!
      Thanks again, hugs, Charlotte x

  4. What a wonderful day you had, we enjoyed watcheing it on tv, it was amazing. The only downside for me as a mother was seeing so many young ones with medals, my concern for what they'd had to do to be reward with such.
    I think we can all be proud of our forces,Mum looked like royalty in her lovely outfit and the pride shows on her face for her family.

    We travelled to our Lincolnshire holiday getaway on Thursday and were privilidged to see a practice display by the Red Arrows as we drove along.

    I'm a very happy customer of yours on ebay so can recommend your fabric it's gorgeous.

    Enjoy your weekend

    Peg x

    1. Hi Peg, thank you so much for your lovely comment! Yes I agree it was a day to be very proud of our service men and women. My hubby has been in the Royal Navy for 23 years and I am very proud of him! Glad you got the chance to see the Red Arrows too!

      I am so glad that you are a happy customer of mine...I am a very happy seller after reading your lovely comment! Hope to see you again soon :0)
      Hugs, Charlotte x

  5. nice post thank you so much for sharing looking for to visit more...blessings

  6. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your lovely comment! x

  7. wow!!! what a blessing :) thanks for sharing your amazing day :) :)

  8. Hello Marlou, thank you so much! glad you enjoyed my post, we did have a wonderful day :0) xx

  9. Hi Charlotte,
    Fabulous Blog! Your newest follower...came here by way of Primitive Skate!
    Would have love to have seen all of this.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Enjoy your day,

  10. What an amazing event! We heard about it of course but this is the first time I've seen photos from a blog friend! You are beautiful...your whole family is lovely! Thanks for sharing! WOW! What a wonderful day!