Today, while I was sorting out some more boxes. I came across the photograph album of when I went to Buckingham Palace with my Mum, Dad & Ben in November 2000. My Mum was awarded the M.B.E in the New Years Honours List.
The inside of the Palace is totally amazing, but you are not allowed to take any pictures. Although we do have the video and official photographs taken by the Palace.
My Mum was suffering with Cancer at the time and under that Suit, she had a pouch with her Chemotherapy medicine being pumped in via a Hickman line. But you'd have never known. She looked absolutely beautiful.
As a surprise my Dad hired the Chauffeur and Bentley from Claridge's. The Chauffeur picked us up from my Parent's House and took us to the Palace. After the Investiture, we then went onto Claridge's in Mayfair for a meal and then we were taken home again.
It was wonderful and I have fantastic memories of that day.
Unfortunately, my Mum lost her battle in 2001 age 57 and my Dad age 62 followed her in 2003.