The Day Buckingham Palace Turned Pink

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The Queen’s Official London residence turned a pleasing shade of pink last night (October 1) – as part of the drive to raise awareness about breast cancer.

At seven o clock sharp, Buckingham Palace, and eight other landmarks, turned were illuminated in pink in an event organised by the Breast Cancer Campaign.

Other buildings included  HMS Belfast, Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column, The Tower of London, BT Tower, Somerset House, Tower 42 and the Heron Tower.

And VIPs flocked to the viewing party at Tower 42’s Vertigo Bar.

Chief Executive of the BCC, Baroness Delyth Morgan, said:“We’re delighted therefore that Buckingham Palace and other iconic London landmarks have united with us to launch Breast Cancer ‘Action’ Month.

“Throughout October, everyone can do something to help: from  wearing it, buying it, turning it or painting it pink, through to encouraging friends and family to be more aware of the signs and symptoms – every action will help move us closer to curing the disease.”



  1. That’s a great idea.

    I love that there’s so much awareness of and support for beating breast cancer, but what about all the other cancers?

    1. good point, Tilly.

    2. It’s hard, isn’t it? The charities which get the most recognition are the ones with the most gifted marketing team. Not particularly fair.

      1. Still, half a loaf is better than none. Perhaps what is learned from this cancer will help beat others.

  2. Tina Robson · · Reply

    Reblogged this on The Secret Allotment.

    1. ,,,good job we all like pink!

  3. It is absolutely amazing how London showed support for the breast cancer month! Nothing like this ever happens where I live… I’d love to live in the UK, especially in London. ♥

    1. Hi Maria! It was certainly a spectacular way to show support. London embraces the eccentric, that’s for sure…

  4. ruthrawls · · Reply

    The best T-shirt ever: “Of course they’re fake! The real ones tried to kill me!” It’s a real T-shirt – I didn’t just make that up!

    1. That is fantastic, Ruth…

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