Saturday, 12 June 2010
Trooping the Colour in June
In the garden, with a bear or watching Trooping the Colour at Horseguards Parade ?
On the second Saturday in June the ceromony known as "Trooping the Colour" takes place at
Horseguards Parade, which is at the back of 10 Downing street, in London.
One of the Queen's guard regiments has it's Regimental Colours or Battle Honours paraded and rededicated in front of the Queen on her Birthday.
This year it was the turn of the Grenadier Guards.
Military band music, marching, colour, pomp and tradition.
The Queen used to ride a large black horse, dressed in the uniform of the Colonel in Chief of the participating guards regiment.
I suppose age catches up with all of us, even the Queen.
The Queen now she rides in an open carriage, from Buckingham Palace to Horseguards and back again.
It all goes on for about an hour and a half, no wonder there is a chair to sit down on.
No chance for the horses to take a break though. Working horses at their best.
If your wondering what the bear has to do with Trooping the Colour...
The bear is made from something that I find very difficult to come across now.
English Mohair. Standing in a line comes second.