The Regiments! The Cavalry! The Marching Bands! And the Mystery Royal!

I am reposting this in honor of the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.


Saturday June 10, 2017   I am off to get a good spot along the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace to watch the rehearsal for the Trooping of the Colour.  It is set the start at 10am so I got there by 9:00 and I am able to get a good view point right next to the barrier.  It is only one week since the terrorist attack at London Bridge so I am not surprised to see there is a large police presence. IMG_0338

There are police officers standing at close intervals facing the crowds. Shortly after we arrive Foot Guards in full ceremonial uniform arrive and take up positions in between the police officers. They face away from the crowds looking in toward the parade route.


I struck up a conversation with one guard who was not on guard duty but there to answer questions that people like me might…

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8 responses to “The Regiments! The Cavalry! The Marching Bands! And the Mystery Royal!”

  1. sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog Avatar

    Wish I could have seen it in person.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      The rehearsal I watched in 2017 was terrific. This morning I watched the Trooping on TV .They said the crowd was up to 200,000 people at the sides of the Mall and the park.

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      1. sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog Avatar

        I only saw snippets on the web. That’s sounds like Macy’s Thanksgiving parade type crowds. Something you out up with as a once in a lifetime view.

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  2. susiesopinions Avatar

    Wish we were both there right now ❤️

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Me too. I was there for the 25th back in the 70s. That was a lot of fun. 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧


  3. J.W.S. Avatar

    As said by the BBC… on the balcony when the Queen appeared, it was Prince Louis whole stole the show.

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  4. J.W.S. Avatar

    An amazing monarch for the ages for sure.

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