The Queen Looked at Me:-) Oh My... by DonDavisUK

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Queen Elizabeth: Queen of The United Kingdom.
Riding in an open carriage with Prince Philip.
On their way along the Mall to Horseguards Parade Ground for the Trooping of the Colours Ceremony.

I felt she was wondering; who’s that nice young man with the Camera? LOL.

Captured on 12th June 2010.

Camera Nikon D700 with 70-200mm f/2.8 Lense.

More Pics of the Queen’s Trooping of the Colours Ceremony in London.

The Trooping of the Colour Ceremony
Celebrates the Queen’s Birthday.
Trooping the Colour is a ceremony performed by regiments of the Commonwealth and the British Army. It has been a tradition of British infantry regiments since the 17th century, although the roots go back much earlier.

On battlefields, a regiment’s colours, or flags, were used as rallying points. Consequently, regiments would have their ensigns slowly march with their colours between the soldiers’ ranks to enable soldiers to recognise their regiments’ colours.

Since 1748 Trooping the Colour has also marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign.

It is held in London annually on the second Saturday in June on Horse Guards Parade by St James’s Park, and coincides with the publication of the Sovereign’s Birthday Honours List. People receive knightoods, MBE’s etc….

The colourful ceremony, also known as The Queen’s Birthday Parade is broadcast live by the BBC.

The Queen rides down from Buckingham Palace in a Royal Procession with a Sovereign’s Escort of Household Cavalry {also known as “Mounted Troops” or “Horse Guards”}. Since 1987, The Queen has attended in a carriage rather than riding, which she did before that on 36 occasions, riding side-saddle and wearing the uniform of the regiment whose Colour was being trooped. The regiments take their turn for this honour in rotation as operational commitments permit.

Over 1400 officers and men are on parade, together with two hundred horses; over four hundred musicians from ten bands and corps of drums march and play as one. Some 113 words of command are given by the Officer in Command of the Parade. The parade route extends from Buckingham Palace along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and back again.
She inspects her troops of the Household Division, including both Foot Guards and Horse Guards.

The King’s Troop are also in attendance. Each year, one of the Foot Guards regiments is selected to troop their colour through the ranks of guards. Then the entire assembly of Household Division conducts a March Past around the Parade past the Queen, who receives their salute from the Saluting Base. (The Mounted Troops perform a Walk March and a Trot Past, and the King’s Troops ride by with their guns, which are their colour.)

The music is provided by the Massed Bands of the Foot Guards and the Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry, together with a Corps of Drums and occasionally Scottish pipers. They number in total approximately 400 musicians, pipers, and drummers.

On return to Buckingham Palace, the Queen watches a further march past from outside the gates. Following a 41-gun salute by the King’s Troop in Green Park, she leads the Royal Family onto the palace balcony for a Royal Air Force flypast.

More Pics of the Queen’s Trooping of the Colours Ceremony in London.

Life is so precious and worth recording for posterity.
Imagine your grandchildren or great-great-grandchildren being able to see how you enjoyed life hundreds of years from now? Don can help you record those magical moments for them. Photographer since 1980s.
Specialising in Portraiture, Landscape and Urban Fine Art Photography.

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  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 4 years ago

    lol.she wants your camera!!!!

  • Hi Isa, I think you may be right on there:-) She did look quite scathing though… Maybe she’s a Canon fan. LOL

    – DonDavisUK

  • Berns
    Bernsover 4 years ago

    Hehe! She fancies you, shes fed up with the old guy!

  • Hey there Berns, thanks soooo much for that LOL.

    – DonDavisUK

  • emmy2
    emmy2over 4 years ago

    Great capture!! she’s looking straight at you!!!

  • I know:-) LOL. Must be my Ginger hair or somethin. LOL

    – DonDavisUK

  • Declan Carr
    Declan Carrover 4 years ago

    lol!!! she is saying OMG!!! Look at that poor guy, whats that big black thing on it. cool capture!! you should send it to her she might invite you for the and cucumber sandwich’s. I was just looking at the geezer sitting beside her,I think he needs to pay a visit to the local barbers what do you think?

  • LOL, I was wondering who’d say something like that first. Normally it’s Peter or Rod. Well done Declan. What big black think? LOL

    – DonDavisUK

  • Declan Carr
    Declan Carrover 4 years ago

    it is a great photo and would make a great postcard,lots of colour and DOF.

  • So it does:-)

    – DonDavisUK

  • Berns
    Bernsover 4 years ago

    Its a Beatles wig!

  • Now Now Berns, that’s my Prince Philip, the Queen’s Husband you know:-) LOL.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Declan Carr
    Declan Carrover 4 years ago

    LMAO@ Berns,well for me been you next door neighbour, it wouldn’t be nice of me not to make a comment on the Queen now would it.

  • Ha Ha, you live next door to the Queen???

    – DonDavisUK

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 4 years ago

    Excellent Shot!!! Lovely Momento!

  • Hi Susan, thanks so much for that my friend.

    – DonDavisUK

  • neilbrown
    neilbrownover 4 years ago

    I Knight you.

    SIR DON! ;-))

    Great catch.

  • Ha Ha, she nearly took my head off with that look:-) LOL

    – DonDavisUK

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    And she probably Tweeted about you when she got home….

    ::runs like the wind::

  • Ha Ha, thanks for that. Yeh she’ll be saying, did you see that rusty man Philip. He took our picture you know. Let’s invite him for tea… LOL

    – DonDavisUK

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