Horse Guards Parade (see Interactive Panorama), London,
11th June 2011
Her Majesty was present at The Queen's Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade this morning at which The Queen's Colour of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards was trooped.
The Queen was accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh (Colonel, Grenadier Guards), The Duke of Kent (Colonel, Scots Guards), The Duke of Cambridge (Colonel, Irish Guards), The Prince of Wales (Colonel, Welsh Guards) and The Princess Royal (Gold Stick in Waiting and Colonel, The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).
Her Majesty was attended by General the Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank (Gold Stick and Colonel, The Life Guards), Lieutenant General James Bucknall (Colonel, Coldstream Guards) and Major General William Cubitt (Major General Commanding Household Division).
The Lord Vestey (Master of the Horse), Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Matheson of Matheson, younger, Colonel Toby Browne (Mounted Equerries in Waiting), Captain Gerald Johnston (Coldstream Guards, Dismounted Equerry in Waiting) and Colonel Stuart Cowen (The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons, Silver Stick in Waiting) were in attendance.
Colonel Alastair Mathewson (Chief of Staff), Lieutenant Colonel Harry Scott (Silver Stick Adjutant) and the Household Division Staff were present.
The procession was led by Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Speed, Scots Guards (Brigade Major Household Division).
The Troops on Parade, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Lincoln Jopp, Scots Guards (Field Officer in Brigade Waiting), received The Queen with a Royal Salute.
The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke of York with Princess Eugenie of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex with the Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duchess of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence and other Members of the Royal Family drove to Horse Guards Parade and witnessed The Queen's Birthday Parade.
On the conclusion of the Parade, Her Majesty drove in a carriage back to Buckingham Palace at the head of The Queen's Guard, preceded by the Massed Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry, the Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry, under the command of Major Nicholas van Cutsem, The Life Guards, and the Massed Bands of the Guards Division.
On arrival at Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Guard entered the Forecourt and formed up opposite the Old Guard, the remaining Guards marching past Her Majesty. The Household Cavalry ranked past The Queen.
Her Majesty, from Buckingham Palace, witnessed a fly-past by aircraft of the Royal Air Force, led by Wing Commander Roderick Dennis, to mark the official celebration of The Queen's Birthday.
Royal Salutes were fired today by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Green Park under the command of Major Neil Cross and from HM Tower of London Saluting Station by the Honourable Artillery Company under the command of Major Christopher Allen.
END Official Court Circular
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