Friday, 14 June 2013

London: III

My first visit of the day was to the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. I took the Docklands light railway from Canary Wharf to Cutty Sark and walked the rest of the way.

The royal barge is on display on the ground floor.

From the maritime museum, I took the Tube to Green Park, where I spent some time in Fortnum and Mason's, purchasing gifts for pals.

Later on, I paid my first visit to the Royal Mews in about twenty-five summers. The Crown Equerry during that era was Sir John Miller.

Above is the Irish State Coach.

The magnificent Coronation Coach, which is 250 years old and weighs four tons, was last used during the Queen's Golden Jubilee.

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