Queen's jubilee a trip of a lifetime
WHILE Her Majesty celebrates the 60th anniversary beneath her crown, Warwick's Paul Munson will be just a few arm spans away.
State president of the Royal Society of St George, Mr Munson and his wife Leanne will attend the Queen's Diamond Jubilee next month.
In the lead-up to the ceremony, he will attend the British Insurance Broker Association conference in Manchester, where Sir Tim Bernes-Lee, inventor of the worldwide web, will address the conference.
"We will then be in London from May 31 to June 7, where we will be able to experience the atmosphere leading up to the main extended weekend of the Jubilee," Mr Munson said.
Mr Munson will watch the Thames River Pageant from a boat chartered by the Royal Overseas League, just metres from the Queen, who will lead the fleet.
And then he'll be off to the Royal Carriage Procession, where he will watch the royal parade to and from Buckingham Palace.
He said he was excited to be among the flurry of events.
"What I am looking forward to is being part of the excitement which is happening in London prior to the Olympics," Mr Munson said.
"It is hard to explain but if you look at how Jumpers and Jazz creates excitement and atmosphere in Warwick, you can imagine how the city of London would be caught up in two major events; the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics six weeks later.
"It will be a chance to witness modern Britain celebrating as well as seeing traditional Britain in all of its past glory."
He will embark on his journey to the other side of the world next week.