Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Hope you enjoyed coming seeing what's happening on the King's road in Chelsea this month. Sharing with Through my lens
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Yesterday, the 2nd June, was the beginning of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Seventy years on the throne is something to celebrate and yesterday the celebrations began with the Trooping of the Colour. In the Middle Ages each Lord or Baron flew his banner so his followers could distinguish him in battle.These flags became known as 'the Colours'. During Queen Anne's reign the number of Colours per regiment were restricted to two. The role of the Colours was to rally the troops during a battle so it was imperative that the soldiers recognised their own Colours. Hence the need to display them regularly. This was done by parading the troops and an officer marching along the ranks holding the 'Colours'. Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed after the monarchy was restored during the reign of Charles II (1660-85) and was used to mark the official birthday of the sovereign. The Trooping of the Colour is an annual event and since her accession the Queen has always been present. Sadly this year she wasn't able to be there to take the salute, which was performed by Prince Charles instead. This year it was the turn of the 1st battalion Irish Guards to Troop their Colour.
I arrived at The Mall, the road from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade, before 8am but there were already thousands of people there. Many had camped out overnight to get a good view of the procession along The Mall.