Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A little birthday celebration!

Brandon and I spent a few days in England visiting both York and London.  One of the highlights of our trip was watching the Trooping the Colour, the Queen’s birthday celebration.  Her real birthday is in April, but each year they celebrate it in June with a parade and inspection of the troops. 

Not only was it pretty cool to see the Queen and other members of the Royal family, but the British Soldiers looked amazing!  Looking sharp in their dress uniforms, it is easy to think of this as just a celebration for the Queen, however, it was wonderful to watch the troops, many of them Veterans who have returned from combat tours.  It was really an incredible event.

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London-107-2A Grenadier Guard calling out commands

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London-171-1 Prince Andrew and Prince Harry.

London-231-3Prince William and Prince Charles

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London-256-3Looking pretty good for 85!

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London-264-5Prince William, Prince Charles, the Duke of Kent, and Princess Anne behind them.

London-272-7 The Household Cavalry

London-285-6Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall ride with Prince Harry and Prince Andrew

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London-353-8Headed back to Buckingham Palace after the Trooping the Colour.

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London-362-10Prince William with Princess Anne looking on.

London-364-11Princess Anne

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London-430-17Watching the fly pass from the balcony

3 comments:

Bug said...

I found your blog through SPN, I had to come see more. These are really beautiful photos and I am just in awe that you have these for yourself. What a great experience!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your photos are..... well, I'm lost for words....brilliant will have to do. You must have had a great vantage point.

Erica said...

I am jealous! This must have been so much fun. You really got some amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing them.