If you were anywhere near New York City's Union Square on Saturday, you might have noticed something odd along with the variety of stores around 14th street and Broadway: a British Foot Guard, like the kind you'd find in front of Buckingham Palace.
It was all part of Virgin Atlantic's Union Jack Square event, created in honor Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, the celebration of her 60 years as England's monarch.
The British airline with ties to New York City, heavily campaigned on Twitter to rename the park "Union Jack Square" in honor of the British flag for a day. And, even though the city official shot down that idea, Virgin still took over the park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., posting the faux Buckingham Palace guard as part of a contest. Anyone who was able to make him crack a smile was eligible for of prizes, -- including a pair of round-trip tickets to London.
Check out the event's Pinterest page to see just how much fun it was.
Bloody hell! We're so barmy for missing this!
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