In Search of The Queen

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Our search began in front of Buckingham Palace on a cool, occasionally drizzling Tuesday morning. The entire entourage, including Golden Coach, eventually emerged through the gates for the processional down the Mall to The City and St. Paul's Cathedral. By that time the crowds were much too thick for a satisfactory glance, so we relied on the big screen.

We did see Zara and Peter Phillips, and Tim Lawrence, the children and husband of Anne, Princess Royal, in their carriage preceding the Queen to the Thanksgiving service.

Prince Andrew salutes and Prince William smiles as their carriage leaves Buckingham Palace en route to St. Paul's Cathedral.

With the Queen elusive, Jean Sue relied upon the tabloids and their weekend Jubilee supplements to meet her monarch quota. Our comfortable flat in Earl's Court, filled with interesting paintings of varying quality, provided ample room and a convenient location.

Our search also led us to Windsor Castle, where we witnessed the changing of the guard up Windsor's High Street complete with drums and horns. Alas, the Queen was visiting north London that day.

Finally, the Queen (and the Duke) are spotted just feet from Jean Sue as they approach Beaumaris Castle on the Isle of Angelsey in northern Wales to visit a crafts fair. Pretend this is a "Where's Waldo?" puzzle, with Jean Sue (in white hat) playing the part of Waldo.

The royal Rolls approaches Jean Sue's camera as the Queen departs Beaumaris.

A Windsor Wave from the Queen as she passes by.

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All photographs and text Robert L.Libkind and Jean Sue Libkind