Palaces and Parades

Trip Start May 06, 2012
Trip End Jun 05, 2012

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Yesterday I visited Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard and visit the Royal Mews. I randomly met two other Canadian girls in front of the palace gates. Next was Kensington Palace, where I got to see four of Princess Diana's dresses and some of Queen Victoria's rooms. At supper I met a girl from Melbourne and I spent the evening at Her Majesty's Theatre watching The Phantom of the Opera.

Today I saw the Queen! The State Opening of Parliament was this morning and there was a parade down Whitehall Street to the Parliament Buildings. I also visited the National Portrait Gallery and the Tower of London. The Tower was pretty cool. It's actually an official palace; apart from housing prisoners, it's also been home to some of Britain's monarchs over the centuries.
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