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Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?

By Kerces - 12 March 2006 16

I’ve been to the airport to visit the Queen.

Unfortunately, I got both the time and place wrong, much to JB’s displeasure. It turned out my definite memory of the Canberra Times saying it was at the airport (“I’m certain I would have remembered if it said Fairbairn”) was not so definite after all. Or possibly I just didn’t read the paper on Tuesday. The nice lady at the information desk at the airport looked me up and down and said in an extraordinarily bored tone, “At Fairbairn” when I asked where Her Majesty could be found.

Anyway, I was a tiny bit disappointed because I don’t remember having seen royalty before, although my parents tell me I was all over the television as a youngster Queen-watching at St Christopher’s in Manuka.

However my brother, who set off to take part in his usual weekend cycling race this morning did manage to have a right royal time:

The first I knew of the Queen’s visit was when the two race organisers said to each other, “Hmmm, we might have a bit of a problem. Apparently the Queen’s coming.” She was coming along Parkes Way, and the race went along Parkes Way as well. We were all hoping we wouldn’t be the ones stopped. Some people got stopped, but we had mostly all finished by the time she came past.

A heap of police cars went past near the big roundabout at the bottom of Anzac Parade and then the Queen’s car with her little flag on it, then another car with a flag, then more police cars, then a Murray’s bus with a trailer on it in the motorcade, then all these people tailgating them. The windows were up, so we couldn’t see if she waved, but I’m sure she saw the big crowd of cyclists standing beside the road.

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16 Responses to
Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?
Spitfire3 4:10 pm 15 Mar 06

We have a Queen?

Kerces 1:33 pm 15 Mar 06

Plenty of people Che, just no one who reads RA apparently.

(uncontrollable circumstances in my case)

che 1:27 pm 15 Mar 06

so did anyone actually see her majesty yesterday?

caf 6:13 pm 13 Mar 06

uh-huh, and I’m sure you’d have been full of faux-outrage at the terrible snub if he hadn’t been there too…

kimba 1:25 pm 13 Mar 06

I nearly spewed when I saw ‘Nero’ Stanhope bobbing up and around the Queen at the Airport. What a f…ing hypocrite.

Spitfire3 1:09 pm 13 Mar 06

The Queen was here?

bonfire 10:30 am 13 Mar 06

maybe if ‘princess’ mary had come along there would be more media interest.

justbands 9:56 am 13 Mar 06

*yawn*

She’s supposed to be OUR Queen. This is her first visit in years & she gives us what…4 days of her precious time? REPUBLIC!!!!!!

Thumper 9:53 am 13 Mar 06

Nah, I’m not going to be anywhere near the place….

Kerces 9:32 am 13 Mar 06

Hey Thumper, you and Mael don’t happen to be going to Government House today?

Kerces 8:55 am 13 Mar 06

Well that’s what I was trying to do yesterday Thumper. But I’ll try harder tomorrow.

Thumper 8:47 am 13 Mar 06

Cool, get a photo of the old girl….

Jey 7:15 am 13 Mar 06

yay! *claps hands*

Kerces 9:14 pm 12 Mar 06

Well apparently she’s seeable on Tuesday evening as well, so I may attempt to find her then.

Jey 9:10 pm 12 Mar 06

Oh Kerces 🙁 , it’s not like you to make an error like that!

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