Thursday, 25 March 2010

Buckingham Palace..

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.




26 comments:

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, Debbie, what a wonderful day that must have been!! Thank you so much for sharing this!! Your mother and father were such a handsome couple!

Your mother looked radiant!!! You looked pretty sharp there yourself, girlfriend!!

xxoo

Michelle's Mad World said...

Your Mother did indeed look wonderful. :o) I find that story poignant. Such a fabulous day and one to be truly cherished and remembered, but with more than a tinge of sadness too. Your parents were very young when they died and far, far too young. I'm so glad that you have video etc of the great day Debbie. :o))

Michelle xx

Bear cabin miniatures said...

What a wonderful memory, thankyou for sharing it with us. You all looked wonderful and your mum looked absouletly radiant and so proud.
Julia xxx

SmallBakery said...

Oh Debbie,I am so sorry for your parents. They were both so young when they died... Being a doctor I believe that your father followed your mother so soon because he was so so sad...I have seen that happening many times. At least you have fantastic memories of course! I am greek so I don't know what the M.B.E is.. Can you help me?

Kisses,
Katerina

Doreen said...

What a wonderful memory to cherish. And I am sure Ben will also treasure that memory. You all looked so great and happy, it was a wonderful time. You look very much like your mother.

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Gosh you look like your Mum Debbie, she was beautiful and looked stunning on her big day. So unfair to lose her too early in life. You must miss her grately but its lovley to have such great memories. Kate xx

Deb said...

That is so exciting and what a wonderful memory to cherish. Your Mum looked lovely.

Debbie said...

Thanks Marsha that was the most expensive suit and hat I'll ever own.xx

Michelle I miss them every day as we were very close. But I have some wonderful memories. xx

Julia we were so proud of her. When Prince Charles pinned her award on my Dad cried. xx

Katerina M.B.E. stands for Member Of The British Empire. I've added a link on the post which explains why it is awarded. xx

Doreen everyone used to say we were alike. Harry has just looked at the photo's again and said Mum you really look like Nan.. xx

Debbie said...

Kate I miss them both. We were extremely close and they were my best friends. xx

Deb thank you. She was beautiful inside and out. xx

Irene said...

What a nice but sad story. The pictures are lovely and you must be very proud of your mum.

Sabiha Barkey said...

Dear Debbie, Sorry, to hear you have lost both your parents at such a young age..How wonderful to have these memories, so you can always feel them in your hart!You look all very happy at the pictures and hansome too!

sabihax

rosanna said...

Dear Debbie, no words can replace our beloved ones. Truly she was beautiful and you looked all so proud. You really look like your Mum. I agree that these are wonderful memories to be cherished forever. Hugs Rosanna
PS your suit and hat were so elegant !! and they became you so much

Debie Lyons said...

What a wonderful memory and your Mom does look radiant. You look fab and I can see both of your parents in you. Tissue time (Im a big softee) but in a good way. Lots of Luffies

Debie xxxxxxxxxx

My Realitty said...

Debbie, Such a wonderful memory. It is good to be reminded of the fleeting nature of this experience. I am 57, and 62 seems so young to me. Well, we are all your family now! Cheers CM

WendiesMiniWorld said...

What a wonderful memories you have, your mum looked really happy :o) and dont you look like your mum!!!

Patricia Cabrera said...

It is amazing when our loved ones are no longer phisicly with us but in our memories all is so strong and ALIVE! I am sure that is how you feel too, Debbie!
I tell my children that is nothing better in life that to make wonderful memories with them. As much as I love my art my family is everything to me and been a momma , specially to 7 uniquily special children is a wonderful bless!*grin*
I truly enjoyed *meeting* your parents! Thank you for sharing and thank you so much for vsiting me... you are a sweetheart Debbie!
Lovingly,Pat

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Your mother was quite a stunner, Debbie and you are a beautiful lady as well. So nice to have these pix of your parents in a very happy moment! What a treasure!

Jody

Star said...

Your mother looked amazing, so beautiful!

I've only seen images and movies about buckingham palace, it must have been an experience for life!

It's sad when you lose someone so close to your heart, and they are young. But they live on in our hearts, and will always be remembered for who they were!

I know this feeling because I lost my grandfather (61) in cancer in 2005 and a friend (17) of mine in a caraccident the day after my granpa died.

Thanks for sharing with us..

Dikte

DollMum said...

What special memories - and thank goodness for cameras!

Tallulah Belle said...

Debbie I had no idea....you must be so proud of her. Can I ask what she received it for ?

I am sorry you didn't have them around much, much longer :-(

You all look so lovely....a real tearjerker moment there.


You'd do well here...every third person assume I've met the Queen just because I am English lol.

Hope you are doing well xxx

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos with so many wonderful memories. I know you are so proud your Mother received the award. What a great looking family! I am sorry you lost your parents so early in life.
Hope you are doing much better. Have a great weekend.

Briarwood Miniatures said...

Thanks for sharing the photos, Debbie. They were wonderful to see. It's sad that you lost both your parents at relatively young ages but it sounds as though you have some lovely memories that keep them alive for you.

Cia

miniacollection said...

It is a wonderful memory of your mother. She looks so beautiful and well on the photo, difficult to think she is ill, she really must have been a fighter.
It must have been an incredible day, something you will remember all your life.
Geneviève

Begoña said...

so sad, so young. She must have you when she was really young, you both look like sisters!God bless them

Liberty Biberty said...

What fabulous pictures and wonderful memories Debbie!
Mercedes

Kat The Hat Lady said...

What wonderful photos of a fantastic day. What wonderful memories.Thank you for sharing your photos with us xxxxxx

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