29 January 2012

The King's Army Parade @ Whitehall

The King's Army ride out from Horseguards' Parade

The annual parade of the King's Army at Whitehall in London was held today. The King's Army (the Royalist part of the English Civil War Society), is allowed to march down the Mall to Horseguards Parade every year to commemorate the execution of Charles I ...

Click on an image to see a larger slideshow of them all.

An overcast and chilly Sunday (though not quite two-shirt weather) failed to deter a sizeable lunchtime crowd. Tourists and historical re-enactment enthusiasts alike joined the Army for a service on Horseguard's Parade before following up the Mall to St James's Palace.

The padre gives thanks for the life of martyr Charles Stuart

Tourists getting into the spirit of things

You picked the right day Madam!

The troop rides out

I recognise this lot ...

On the Mall

Outside St James's

The wreath at the statue of Charles I in Trafalgar Square

The martyr remembered

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for displaying the photos. I was unaware of this ceremony.