Sue was brave enough to join me in campong out in the Mall in advance of the Coronation – completely mad but quite an experience.
Keen to witness a historical event and take to the street we went armed with a tent and new chairs plus waterproofs, food, phone chargers
and all sorts of paraphenalia.
Sue found a brilliant spot by the Australian flag opposite Clarence House (she is Australian). It also happened to be by the KP group – a bunch of people
who are royal superwatchers. They were constantly interviewed by the media. They adopted us and looked after us so all was well.
Rupert and one of Sue’s friends brought us supper which was extremely welcome
and the rain made an appearance every so often
We slept in our wonderful new chairs from Rohan and kept our stuff in the tent. The Friday night walk about was just beside us
It was an interesting night and the morning brought all sorts of new issues – trying to fold down the tent which required a neighbouring professor and a Polish man to assist.
By then Marianne had arrived and was close by but due to people being very territorial we could not invite her to join us!
All in all it was definitely an experience not to be missed
After the procession we retired to St James’ Park for some very welcome chanmpagne brought by Marianne and toasted the Red Arrows in the fly past