City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
Horse Guards Parade
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 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
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.
HRH The Countess of Wessex
17 January 2007
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 www.jubileewalkway.com
Location. 51° 30.261′ N, 0° 7.753′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker Touch for map. Located across from the Horse Guards Parade Ground. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1A 2AD, United Kingdom.
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.
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