The military parade to honor Isabel II begins

The military parade to honor Isabel II begins

The so-called “Trooping the Colour”, the colorful parade of the British regiments, started this Thursday in London, in the first of the four days of official celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee, the 70 years of the reign of Elizabeth II.

The royal guards, with their red uniforms and tall black hats covered by bearskin, began the journey from Buckingham Palace to the headquarters of the cavalry regiment -Horse Parade-, where this parade will be held.

The guards paraded through “The Mall” avenue, which links the palace with Whitehall (the government area), decorated with large British flags and where a large crowd has gathered, mostly with hats and flags of the United Kingdom.

The music for this event is provided by the bands of the foot guards and the cavalry band, together with the so-called Corps of Drums. It is estimated that about 400 musicians participate.

Once in the parade ground of Horse Parade, the parade will begin in the presence of Prince Charles, heir to the crown, who will greet the regiments on behalf of his mother, who remains at Buckingham Palace due to her mobility problems. .

This show is expected to last almost three hours, after which Elizabeth II will go out on the palace balcony to greet the crowd gathered there along with the Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine.

During the salute, military planes will fly low over central London and the palace before the “Red Arrows”, the aerobatics team, display the colors of the “Union Jack” – red, white and blue.

Melissa Galbraith
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