Hey everyone! The last month has been a busy one for London, and for any tourist visiting the capital I’m sure its been a sheer delight! First we had the State Opening of Parliament, a tradition that dates back 100’s years where the Monarch announces to both Houses of Parliament (Commons & Lords) Her/His Majesty’s Government policies for the upcoming year. For this I have included an assortment of images below, it is pomp and ceremony at its best.
Following on from this we had the Trooping of the Colour, again another tradition dating back 100’s of years to celebrate the Monarchs birthday. Involved are a number of Battalions from the House Hold Guard Division (Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish & Welsh Guards) as well as the house Hold Cavalry (Blues & Royals and Life Guard). For a tourist visiting London in June, this is a must see! A Battalion from any one of the Guard regiments is chosen to troop its colour in front of Her Majesty The Queen. The best bit of the entire ceremony however is the ‘escort to the colour marching to take up its position to the music of the British Grenadiers (see video & images below).