I’ve saved the first post with the brand new blog header for something special – something that brings together my real-life work and my royal watching work. This morning, Heathrow Airport unveiled a Royal Runway in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
A larger-than-life Union Jack flag with an image of Her Majesty was laid out on Heathrow’s runway to welcome the world to London for the big celebration. Measuring at 540 square meters and 30 meters in length (that’s 10 meters taller than Buckingham Palace), the flag has been positioned so flyers will see it immediately upon descending into Heathrow. Travelers inside the airport will have a perfect view of The Queen’s profile from inside the terminals.
In the coming hours, days and week 780,000 visitors are expected to arrive at Heathrow to take part in the special occassion.. I wish I were one of them!
Want to see a time lapse video of the flag’s creation? Of course you do!
Check it out here.
*Disclosure – Heathrow Airport is a client.
*All photo credit to BAA.