Friday, September 21, 2018

Visiting royalty





What are they looking at? One would think it was the beautiful scenery on the Ring of Kerry in Ireland. However those two people in the first photo were trying to zoom in on the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, also known as Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, and his wife Camilla, who were visiting the area on the same day we were. The second and third photos were an attempt to zoom in with an iPhone camera, so they are a little blurry. You can barely make out the three helicopters they used to get to that spot with their group and some tiny people walking around. That would be their Royal Highnesses and their entourage. Later on that afternoon, their motorcade passed us on our way back to Killarney and when we got back to our hotel, the motorcade passed right in front of it while I was standing in the lobby. Their car windows were tinted black so you couldn't see inside, so that was as good of a glimpse as we got of the visiting royalty unless you count their cardboard likenesses we saw standing outside of one of the local restaurants later that afternoon when we were walking around in Killarney. Now if that had been Prince William and Kate or Prince Harry and Meghan down there, I may have had to get more serious about getting better photos!

Note: I have been having a difficult time commenting on some of my favorite blogs lately, so I hope no one thinks I'm not visiting. I think I may have figured out a way to work around the problem though, so hopefully it won't keep happening.

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

21 comments:

Iris Flavia said...

One of our (hubby´s) Nieces name is Camilla, guess this SIL is a fan, too :-)
Beautiful landscape.
But I think I´m pretty lucky to just have a royal name (Emperor / Kaiser) but am just a normal person who can drive around in a normal car and no one cares!

Adam said...

If Charles becomes King, Camilla won't probably be called Queen but instead princess-consort. The Windsors introduced a down-grading of previous titles, such as William and Harry having wives that are duchesses, not princesses. But this non-queen title is due to the fact that many hate her.

biebkriebels said...

Ou wow, you were as close as you could to royalty. Love the card board image!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Uma visita real a este belo lugar.
Um abra├žo e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Last time I visited there was 50 years ago

Tom said...

...they look a bit stiff!

MadSnapper said...

wow on the ROYAL helicopter brigade. or whatever they would be called. I am with you, if it were either of the Princes I would try really hard

Barbara Rogers said...

What a fun addition to your trip...I'm sure I would have been excited with the entourage driving by.

RedPat said...

It was obviously the place to be that day!

William Kendall said...

Great views!

Charles and Camilla were here for our Canada Day last year- I remember seeing him through the window of a car passing by below a bridge I was on.

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a coincidence. You got some great pictures! And the tiny helicopters really showcase the huge and gorgeous landscape. Beautiful scenery!

Sharon said...

You were in the right place! I love the photos. One time when I was in London, I ran into Prince Charles and Camilla coming out of St. Paul's Cathedral. There was some sort of ceremony going on. On another occasion I saw the Queen when she was leaving Parliament. Those little brushes with royalty give you a bit of a rush and make your trip memories even more enjoyable.

Small City Scenes said...

I guess I would be more interested in the scenery than royalty--LOL. So beautiful there--lucky you.
Like the marble post also
MB

Aditya Narayan Mohanty said...

Great capture . Please tell something about my capture on my blog.

Bill said...

Loely views Lois. Chuck and Camilla were here in 2014 visiting Donegal. We didn't go to see them and I was glad because it was a madhouse with the people and security. Love those cardboard cutouts.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Very thrilling to have that close brush with royalty! The cardboard cutouts made me laugh!

Klara said...

great views, though better without helicopters ;-).

Kay said...

Well, I thought the scenery was great even without the "current events" and royalty. You travel in interesting circles.

Tamera said...

Even if you didn't get to see them, it's still cool that they drove right past you! :)

Linda said...

Love the first photo. The last one is really cute!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely views, and fun to see those cardboard cut-outs.

All the best Jan