If i knew it would be SO easy to be THAT close to the Queen, i would have run to the florist, dragged my children out of school & twins off camp . . . to hand Her Majesty flowers!! I was in tears & speechless just being there . . . imagine if my children conversed with her?? I was completely incoherent when i rang my father to tell him. He has met & dined with our wonderful Queen several times, as lucky naval commanders do. I know my Mummy doesn't know who the Queen is anymore (Alzheimer's) i still wished she was with me. The Federal Police were excellent & very entertaining while gathering the children with flowers to meet the Queen. Just like that - no nominations, ballots, screening or invitation-only-guest lists . . . you've got flowers, hop over the fence.
Here i am with flat wet hair & scarf, The Duke of Edinburgh an arms length away, just moments after the Queen passed me, thanks UK Daily Mail!!