This story is brought to you today as part of Sian's Storytelling Sunday.
At 4 o'clock one evening H's school called. After quickly reassuring me that nothing was wrong, they explained the school had twelve invitations (six for our school, and six for the school nine miles down the road that they are joined to) from Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire to attend the Queens Diamond Jubilee Picnic at Burghley House. They informed me that Harry had been one of the six selected from school to attend the picnic.A letter would follow to confirm the details.
WOO HOO!! I'm not sure who was more excited me or him...........what am I on about........of course it was me!! A teenager that spends most of his time horizontal...... excited......!!
I REALLY REALLY wanted to go with him.
So June 13th arrived and off I sent him with his picnic.......money for a program (you have to have a keepsake) .....a rain mac (you can't trust the British Weather)..... and a camera (ummm....would he actually remember to use it).
"Make sure you do take some photos for me and nan please Harry."
"Yes mum" he replied with that look on his face (you know the one) and a roll of his eyes.
I thought about him all day, watched the royal coverage on the news and waited in earnest for him to return home.
Later that evening after discussing his day we had a look at the few photos he took.
On Arrival at Burghley House
Queen Elizabeth II arriving by helicopter. That's her in the blue.
I'm sure this is an occasion he will always remember.
Burghley House have added a royal visit page to their website here if you'd like a look.
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