I did my best to play it like I didn't really care that QE2 was in town last week, but last Tuesday I had worked through lunch, it was a beautiful day, and I discovered Liz was going to be at the WWII Memorial at 3 pm. So I took a late, long lunch, and got there just in time to see the Queenly entourage get dropped off about 100 yards away. The Queen was easy to spot, as she was wearing bright purple and was rather tiny. Also easy to spot was Barbara Bush, dressed in pale blue with a glorious poofy crown of white hair. I probably saw George H. W. Bush and Prince Philip too, but honestly, all the dudes looked alike from that distance.
I did get a close up glimpse of the smiling, waving Queen as the entourage passed on the way out, but, well, just check the pics.
Purple Queen alights from Queenly SUV.