The British are a funny bunch. Some close friends of mine are taking to the streets today in Union Jack or crown tights and colour-coded jewellery. Deep down they are just a nation of football fans.
The dismal drizzle today is 'failing to dampen pageant fervour' on the Thames, according to the Guardian. What kind of a flag-waving headline is that? We watch seasoned Londoners and country bumpkins alike don their anoraks just to wave stripy napkins on the ends of chopsticks at a sparkly boat. And don't you love it?
See you there. I'll be the one singing the Marseillaise.