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City of Westminster in Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Horse Guards Parade

Horse Guards Parade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. Horse Guards Parade Marker
Horse Guards Parade
This panoramic panel has been placed here to mark the 80th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen. It shows a representation of the Queen's Birthday Parade, the annual ceremony of Trooping of the Colour on Horse Guards Parade. The ceremony depicted took place on 15 June 2002, the year of The Queen's Golden Jubilee, and The Queen's colour trooped was that of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.

Her Majesty is shown in her carriage, with the four royal Colonels riding behind her, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (Grenadier Guards), HRH The Prince of Wales (Welsh Guards), HRH The Duke of Kent (Scots Guards), HRH The Princess Royal (Blues and Royals), followed by the Master of the Horse, the Lord Vestey. The scene depicted is representational and includes various features that are part of the ceremony, though never drawn together in quite this way. There are the Foot Guards (to the right), and the Household Cavalry (to the left). Until 1986 The Queen rode side-saddle, but since then has attended the parade in the Ivory Mounted Phaeton (originally built for Queen Victoria in 1842).

The parade marks the
Horse Guards Parade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. Horse Guards Parade Marker
( right side of the marker, showing the path of the Jubilee Walkway )
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Sovereign's official birthday. The Queen's actual birthday 1s 21 April, but it is now traditional to hold this ceremony on the second Saturday in June. The parade has been held regularly since1748 and from the accession of George IV has been an annual event. The Queen has attended every parade of her reign with the exception of 1955 when it was cancelled due to a national rail strike.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Senior Colonel of the Household Division, has described the parade as ‘a typically British mixture of impeccable ceremonial with a very human and personal purpose'. All ranks of the Household Troops are trained in dual operational and ceremonial roles to accept but one standard - perfection. This is how they pay personal tribute to their Sovereign and Colonel-in-Chief.
Unveiled by
HRH The Countess of Wessex
17 January 2007
( right end of the panel )
The Jubilee Walkway, designed and administered by a special Trust, was established to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 1977. It encircles the centre of London, embracing many historic buildings and views. It is approximately 14 miles (22.4 kilometres) in length.

Follow the Jubilee Walkway by foot, using the circular Walkway plates embedded in the ground around London. For a copy of the map and further information
Horse Guards Parade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
3. Horse Guards Parade Marker

Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism.
Location. 51° 30.261′ N, 0° 7.753′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London. Marker is at the intersection of Horse Guards Road and The Mall, on the right when traveling south on Horse Guards Road. Located across from the Horse Guards Parade Ground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1A 2AD, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guards Division Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); For His Majesty's Pleasure (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pelicans of St Jame's Park (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Cádiz Memorial (about 120 meters away); Turkish Gun (about 150 meters away); Duck Island Cottage (about 150 meters away); Royal Artillery South Africa Memorial (about 180 meters away); Field Marshal Earl Haig Memorial (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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