Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hip, hip hooray

image Her Majesty, the Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel Grenadier Guards, rode down The Mall in Queen Victoria's 1842 ivory-mounted phaeton drawn by a pair of grey horses.

Accompanying them on horseback were His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales (Colonel Welsh Guards); His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent (Colonel Scots Guards) and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal (Gold Stick-in-Waiting and Colonel Blues and Royals.)

The occasion was the Trooping of the Colour in Horse Guard’s Parade to mark the Queen’s official birthday.

At 84, I think she looks in fine shape if a little more frail and not so good on her feet as we are used to. The Duke of Edinburgh, five years her senior at 89, also looks in good shape. In fact, Prince Charles who will be 62 in November, looks more like his brother than his son.

We might not have beaten the Yanks on the soccer pitch but we can still lick them when it comes to ceremony.

1 comment:

Pete said...

The flypast was really good as well, but we only saw that on extended digital coverage. A great debut for the Reds for 2010.