Prince Philip is still in hospital and being treated for the bladder infection and needs rest. The day before he was admitted there was a 3 hour river pageant along the Thames, a thousand boats, it was all rather splendid. The Royal Family stood up the whole time, and the weather closed in and it was pouring down (they were under cover but looked a bit chilly). The Duchess of Cambridge looked gorgeous in that red as you say Margi, she ended up wearing a tartan scarf to keep her neck warm. Prince Philip seemed to be enjoying it all immensely but I do wish they would have sat down and had a nice mug of warm cocoa while the boats went by! It was a glorious sight however to see the London Philharmonic Orchestra boat go by singing Land of Hope and Glory in the pouring rain, soaked to the skin, mascara running down the girls faces, but singing loud and proud!!
The pop concert was just brilliant, with the fantastic Stevie Wonder and Will.i. am. Sir Tom Jones is a legend and was fab and Sir Paul McCartneys set was spectacular with the fireworks to Live and Let Die. If you can catch a glimpse of the projections onto the Palace while Madness were singing, it is well worth a look, the Palace was just transformed.
This indeed really has been a rather joyous occasion in comparison to the Golden Jubilee,as you have pointed out Steve.
Food wise I made the Sticky Ribs (pic on my Sticky Ribs post), with corn and potato salad and yesterday I did slow roast Leg of Lamb with greek roast potatoes (not looking very British my menu is it ). I did make a Jubilee cake however, which I have previously posted here with the Union Jack in raspberries and blueberries.
I have also indulged in some fine gin (Hendricks) with Fever Tree tonic, an absolute delight while sitting out in some welcome sunshine yesterday! We also had some rather nice sparkling wine, I had hoped to get some Martini Prosecco in Costco but they didnt have it and I got Verve de Vernay instead, just as nice as champagne I thought.
I think the whole country has a hangover today.......