Despite the weather, the Diamond Jubilee is going well, people are making their way to the events taking place all over London. We started our weekend with the Derby Festival at the legendary Epsom Racecourse.
Ready for the day at the Epsom Racecourse
It was a gloomy morning, but we still packed our sandwiches, strawberries, clotted cream and champagne and hoped for the sunshine later in the day.
The Epsom Racecourse
It’s my first time at the Epsom Racecourse and I was really impressed. Lots of people were set already, waiting for the start of the celebration and the arrival of the Queen. I just love how dedicated the British are, come rain or shine. It was a great and jolly atmosphere in the field even in the mist.
The Red Devils air show
Here come the British Army’s Parachute Regiment display team. As soon as we started sipping on bubbles, the Red Devils opened the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee! Such a fascinating show! The team jumped out of the planes at 1600 ft and landed exactly on the start/finish line!
The second jump was even more spectacular, the Red Devils unleashed an 1800 sq ft Jack Union Flag in honour of the Diamond Jubilee. Amazing!
Soon after the show the Queen arrived! The party has officially started.
The crowd is raising glasses and cheering the Queen.
The British Party
As soon as the Queen has made an entry, the British Anthem was sang by beautiful Katherine Jenkins. With that the sunshine came along and haven’t left the field until late. The picnics were out and the champagne was poured into the glasses ever so frequently.
The best of British, strawberries & clotted cream, Camembert happily melting in the sunshine. Good times.
The lucky race
The race took off and everyone was making their way to place a bet and my lucky Camelot won me my £2 back and an extra £1.15! Yay!
Such a great day out, don’t you think?