One bonus feature of the Buckingham Palace State Rooms tour:
a pair of Queen's Guardsmen who stood at the ready to pose for friendly photos with us tourists. The guard I met was curious to hear Mr. Hunter's story. And Mr. Hunter was so tickled to have a Queen's Guard photo-op.
|This particular guard is a member of the Coldstream Guards,|
as identified by the grouping of his buttons and the garter star badge on his collar.
See more about the Queen's Guards on the British Monarchy site.
|Two young women try on the Queen's Guard hats.|
|Another tourist holds the hat.|