Last night Mom and I headed to Charlottetown to welcome The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to the island for Victoria Day. We got a lucky tip and landed under the right lamp post, so when Charles and Camilla walked by, I had the pleasure of shaking both their hands!
|Royal umbrellas and their staff.|
|Waiting in the rain|
|Mom and fellow monarchy enthusiast|
|The Prince and Camilla's Umbrella approaching|
At this point we abandoned the camera for the real thing. I believe I said, "Welcome, Your Royal Highness," as Charles shook my hand smilingly and made a remark about surviving the rainy weather. Camilla was next for a brief handshake, and I hope I may be forgiven that I failed to curtsey in the rush of the moment.
|Larger than life|
|The royal getaway car|
|Capping the night off with a blast|
|Fireworks at nightfall|
|Good night, Sir!|
Today Mom and I took the kids on a Royal Expedition to see what we could see as part of "the public." First, to Charlottetown and Province House.
|Waiting to see a "real prince."|
|Look closely and you'll see them coming out of the doors|
|A royal wave|
|Walking right past us!|
|The cars with the cool license plates|
|This was the celebrity Arden was most excited to see!|
|The Prince was alright, but, "Mom, can we go see Anne now?"|
Then on to Cornwall! Lots of waiting at our little corner of the ropes, but the kids did really well.
|Excited for flags!|
|Jack was practicing saying, "Hello Prince Charles!"|
|Jack had a little more trouble pronouncing "Camilla."|
|Cornwall crowd waiting for the royal couple to depart and walk about|
|Getting tired. . .|
|A dandelion bouquet|
|We didn't get a chance to pass these on to The Duchess.|
|One last glimpse|
A grand time was had by all!