In a perfect world, I'd have been a journalist for the day and had a platform on the statue in front of Buckingham Palace and easily got amazing photos of the Royal Couple and the procession. As it happens, I am perfectly happy in my career as a nanny and so had to be satisfied standing in the crowds.
We got u early. 4.30am, for time to get ready and get to the tube for 5:20. We were at Green Park by 6am, but by the time we were there, all the front row positions to see the procession approach Buckingham Palace were gone.
We made our home in front of the Media Centre, in front of the BBC Breakfast studios and there we stayed for 8 more hours. From our vantage point we were not easily able to see the procession but we did get to watch the studios and see various well known presenters, good entertainment to pass the hours by.
When I spoke to one of my charges on the phone later, she asked me 'Was it worth it?', my reply. 'Yes!'
It did take a while to recover from the early morning and the tiredness but to be part of the crowds, the atmosphere, get photos of the balcony wave and see myself of the BBC High Definition photo, priceless, and something I'll always remember.