Five-hour line-up to catch a glimpse of the royals

THEY may have been standing for five-and-a-half hours in a crowd of thousands, all for a 10-minute glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, however Hervey Bay Julianne Reid says the trip to Sydney was well worth the effort.

"At first we arrived at St Mary's Cathedral," Julianne said.

"Then we realised we were supposed to be a St Andrew's Cathedral so we quickly made our way across town."

Julianne said while they were standing in the crowd, it was the paparazzi who took centre stage.

Julieanne Reid and her daughter Ebony in Sydney with the jumper and beanie knitted for Prince George.
Julieanne Reid and her daughter Ebony in Sydney with the jumper and beanie knitted for Prince George. Susan Wilson

"While we were waiting for service to end one British photographer encouraged the crowd to give the loudest cheer for their favourite royal out of William, Kate or George."

"George got the biggest cheer of course and then the photographer asked us to sing 'God Save the Queen'."

"Obviously some of the younger generations had no clue about the song but us oldies enjoyed it."

"It was really, really, interesting."

When the royals did emerge, Julianne said their appearance was brief.

"They came out and greeted a couple of the choir boys and that was about it," she said.

"However, my daughter managed to get the jumper my mother knitted for George along with a card with our address on it to one of Kate's assistants so we are hoping we will get a response."

While their time with the royal family lasted just short of 10 minutes, Julianne says the day was worth it just to be part of a crowd of like-minded people.

"Met some amazing people and hung out with them all day," she said.

"It was spontaneous, it was fun and we had a great day.

"We are still contemplating weather to go to Canberra to the Anzac ceremony where we might also catch a glimpse of them there."



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