My name is Faith Dorwart, and I am a senior at CSS. I am studying Exercise Physiology with intentions to apply to physical therapy graduate school this summer. I have lived year-round in Duluth, MN since 2016, but I am originally from Roseau, MN. I am also a student worker in the Admissions office at St. Scholastica.
Today, was another fantastic day in London! My friend Katie and I are both enthusiasts of the British Royal Family, so today we decided to visit Buckingham Palace (again). Once we arrived at the Palace, we saw many police officers and massive numbers of people waiting by the gates. Was the Queen coming out? We weren’t sure, but after some time spent amongst the people, we decided to find a spot for afternoon tea. However, as we were leaving, we turned around to find the changing of the guard taking place right behind us! We watched as the “Old Guard” of soldiers was relieved by a “New Guard.” We stood right next to the gate of the Wellington Barracks to watch the soldiers be inspected and listen to the Regimental marching band play. It was great!
For afternoon tea, Katie and I decided to stop at The English Rose cafe & tea shop. It was down the street from Buckingham Palace, so we felt it was as close as we were going to get to having Tea with the Queen. We had Cream tea for two, which consisted of adorable tea cups & saucers, a teapot, warm scones, and vanilla chai tea. After tea, we decided to walk through Green Park, and once we were there, it began to lightly sprinkle; it wouldn’t be London if we weren’t caught in the rain at least once! Can’t wait for another fun day tomorrow, hopefully with some sun!