Trip Start Sep 22, 2012
30Trip End Oct 19, 2012
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Indeed, there seems to be increased security around Buckingham Palace this morning. Mounted police and plenty of bobbies on foot directing pedestrians. One scoots across the road illegally and is collected by a van. An ambulance in the middle of the circuit necessitates a Plan B approach for the guards. A couple of cyclists are shooed away. One who questions this is told his bike could be a terrorist threat.
Two varieties of guards in their red jackets and and bearskin hats march into the palace forecourt accompanied by their bands and mounted guards
There is no afternoon vestry-guided tour, but the free audio tour is informative and l take my time exploring. Last time's visit didn't include the ornate Lady Chapel behind the high altar, and l suspect l missed the Chapter House last time too. Grandma works out where coronation and wedding processions go and Ian visualises where Pippa once stood as her bottom first came to notice...