We were walking past the National Portrait Gallery and I noticed a bunch of people with cameras...then realized it was the paparazzi! I asked a lady next to me who was in there and she said very calmly, Kate Middleton...KATE MIDDLETON?!?!?! My heart bursted with excitement! We waited there for about 20-30 minutes before she came out. Of course there was a big bus in our view when she came outside. Thankfully, I was able to get a picture of her through the window of the bus.
Waiting on Kate...
Isn't she beautiful? She was even prettier in person!
Before we went to London, of course I imagined how awesome it would be if I saw anyone in the Royal family but I knew my chances of seeing them were slim to none. Saying I was ecstatic is a huge understatement. Our whole trip, I kept telling Bryce "I can't believe I actually got to see Kate in real life!!". A dream come true!!
Anyway, after seeing Kate, we had an early lunch and then viewed the city. I fell in love with the city instantly. I could live there.
This is the Kensington Palace and it's the royal residence of the Duke of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) and the Duke of Cambridge (Prince William) and a few other royal members. Pretty, right?
The Kensington Palace was the official residence of Princess Diane until she passed away.
After we saw the Palace, we went and got smoothies and went to Whole Foods (LOVE that place!!) to get stuff to make sandwiches for our lunch for the week. Then we went to the Science Museum and National History Museum.
We got dinner and I got the Fish and Chips. London is known for their fish and chips. It was really good! We had a great first day in London. We got back to the hotel around 7pm and we gave Ava a bath and we were all in bed by 8pm.
Stay tuned for London 2012: part 2