What a day yesterday. There was only one event in my diary and that was to see the Queen during her visit to Banbury.Here is a picture of my flag, courtesy of the Town Mayor,
. . . . and here is the Queen's Standard flying above the Town Hall.
I also have a picture of The Queen during her walkabout but I am not too sure of the etiquette and whether I should show you that one.
The visit got a bit of negative press because a fool used the occasion to try to spoil it.
Most people, however, were pleased that Her Majesty (sorry for the previous faux-pas, see comment below) and HRH Prince Philip made time in a very busy day to meet and greet the people of the town. The Prince had been to Prodrive, the maker of very expensive big boys toys, in the morning while The Queen opened a new Cheshire home and after a reception by The Town Mayor and celebrating a 400 year old charter they left for Oxford's JR hospital and lunch at Magdelene College. Quite a good day;s work for an octogenarian couple.
We enjoyed her visit and it cheered us up on an otherwise featureless grey day.
Thank you M'am.
Hawne Basin Friday 22 September 2017
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