There was some dancing in the late afternoon, but I was pretty worn out from attending Her Majesty and watching the fighting, so I just observed (which felt very strange). The evening court was exciting because the premier members of the Order of Defense were announced, and one, Don Killian, is a friend of ours. There were many moist eyes, including Their Majesties', as the names were read. There was a delicious feast in the evening, with a lovely soup, pork pies, prime rib, and lots of wonderful side dishes. We stayed the night with friends in the area, and drove home the next day full of excitement
It was an incredibly windy day, and I filled in as head lady in waiting since our actual head lady is the kingdom list mistress. The fighting was wonderful, and there were a lot of competitors who could easily have come out on top. In the end, though, it was His Highness Ibrahim and his consort Princess Esther who won the day. My Jewish friends and I had a good laugh about the possibilities that will about because we will have a Queen Esther during Purim (the spring holiday that celebrates Esther's saving of her people). Here's a photo just before they were crowned, with Their Majesties to the right followed by Dame Jennet.