I love this story my grandmother told me of Queen Salote of Tonga. She was in the carriage procession at Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953. On the way to the Abbey the royal and VIP guests travelled in open carriages. But on the way home after the coronation it was raining heavily, so all the carriages were closed. This meant the huge crowd (my grandmother included), who had been standing for hours and were themselves very wet, could not see the guests. But the Queen of Tonga kept her carriage open and waved happily to the crowd, who in return cheered loudly as she passed. She was wearing a tiara with a tall, red feather.