‘Cause we’ll never be royal, royal
It don’t run in our blood,
That kind of luxe just ain’t for us,
We crave a different kind of buzz…
As I trod softly through the red and gold embellished carpets of Buckingham Palace, the words of Lorde’s song Royals echoed through my head. The Royal Day Out, which allows you to visit the Queen’s Gallery, Royal Mews and State Rooms of Buckingham Palace for a few months each summer in London, was a fascinating glimpse into royal life. It was also a reminder of the history, privilege, scandals and triumphs of this centuries-old establishment.