What quickly helped me decide to stay outside was....that I looked up at the Palace spires....and there were these two:
That's at full zoom on the MLC, I thought...but then, one of them a little lower, as if to say hello:
And it was a lovely sight to see it against the dome:
I spent the rest of the time, while everyone went around the Palace, to wander around the grounds, enjoying the crowds....but this unexpected bonanza of two
soaring high over the Palaces, lifted my heart to their height!