Toasting Her Madge on Diamond Jubilee Sunday

It rained. It rained hard. But that didn’t stop us having a fabulous Diamond Jubilee Sunday of flotillas, fashion and a fine view of Her Madge (Matt is bemused by my spelling, but it looks so much cuddlier than “Her Maj”, don’t you think?)…

Dressed for the rain (in a £9 Primark mac), we started our Queenie tribute at The Waterfront, Battersea
And the drinking got underway with a traditional Pimms for her, and a pint of lager for him – note Union Jack nails, oh yes
Under grey skies, the boats muster
In Battersea, the riverside residents took full advantage of their addresses
Not a bad day to live on the river
We gathered with the crowds on the South Bank, directly opposite Chelsea Harbour
El gives us a rousing version of God Save The Queen as Her Madge takes to the river
As her wee boat takes HRH on a little lap of Chelsea Harbour, a steam train blasts a salute from the bridge
It was a bit like the Hogwarts Express – and that fact wasn’t lost on certain people
Squint and you’ll see dear Liz, all dressed in white like the Bride of Britain
Post Queenie excitement, El was gifted a rather stylish plastic hat by a fellow onlooker
On towards Battersea Park and we spotted the first hog roast of many outside The Prince Albert
We waited until we were in the park to get stuck into a hog roast sandwich with homemade apple sauce and organic rocket, hmmmmm
The vintage fashion fair was a big draw for me (obvs)
Cute home wares courtesy of Etsy
Stall holders looking cool as the temperature started to drop in the park
What better way to celebrate the Jubilee than splashing out on vintage bling?
Or you could get a vintage “do” courtesy of The Powder Room girls
Utter glam in the Powder Room tent
Capturing the beehive creation
I fully intend to let these girls loose on me next time our paths cross
Cath Kidston’s beefeaters keep it real
My fave piece of reworked vintage – will be devoting a post to its creator (D4Discus) very soon
As well as fashion there were giant Jubilee-themed cakes
…very colourful hats…
…and lots of live music
These flares were my fave fashion find of the day – Jubilee street stylee
Brolly up, checking out the steam fair vehicles
You’ll notice that I bought the corgi jumper from Louche @ JOY (not that I like to take a theme too far or anything)
The boys start to flag as the rain really pours
An inflatable corgi went some way to cheering El up
Bedraggled but not out; after a soggy walk back along the river, a glass of fizz in The Waterfront put a smile back on my face – happy Jubilee, ‘yer Madge. More red, white and blue fun & fashion to come.

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Written by Johanna Payton