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Investiture. Protocol, hints, tips & inevitable banter

Old 12th Jan 2011, 09:42
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Think about an answer to her oft-asked question - "and what/where are you doing now Sqn Ldr?" As I spluttered something about driving a desk, the Royal eyes glazed over, and I was dismissed with a quizical smile. Enjoy your day!
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Old 12th Jan 2011, 12:03
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While you are there, do ask Liz if Charles has managed to Tcut the paint off his car yet.
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Old 23rd Mar 2011, 23:10
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Bump. Did you miss this one as well?
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Old 24th Mar 2011, 09:26
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Where is the post from asdfghjkl dated 2310 hrs on the 23 Mar ??


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Old 27th Mar 2011, 22:38
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Investiture tips

I agree with all suggestions so far, except that if you take your own car ,you should be able to drive right into the palace courtyard ! If you arrive before the allotted time you can wait outside the gates in a queue and be dry if it is raining! Also be aware that in 2000 you were not allowed to take cameras into the palace , so you can leave them in your car and get some shots yourself, after the event, as well as the official ones. The video seems expensive but it captures everything that happens and even manages to pick you out in the crowds when you leave with your family members! My mother was delighted to view it as she was not able to attend.
Do take time on the way out to actually look at the treasures and pictures on the walls as they are fantastic!
Have a wonderful day!
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Old 28th Mar 2011, 05:33
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To add to that already given; yes, you can take your car into the palace and park inside the courtyard right next to where you go in and also where the phots are taken afterwards.

Prince Charles does quite a few so do be prepared for it not being HM.

Everything you need is explained really well in the packup they send you.

Enjoy your day, it's excellent and very memorable.
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