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The Changing of The Queen's Life Guard

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    The Changing of The Queen's Life Guard

    Horse Guard's Parade and The Mall, London.

    Read all about this ceremony here...

    https://changing-guard.com/queens-life-guard.html

    This was the "Long Guard" as The Queen was in residence.

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    Great photos. the man in the 2nd photo is different than the one in the 6th. Do they have more than one white horse? Or switch riders? The last photo made me laugh. The man in the truck doesn't look to happy.

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    Very good show OY. Thanks for providing us with a chance to see what we'd normally
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth n Jersey View Post
    Great photos. the man in the 2nd photo is different than the one in the 6th. Do they have more than one white horse? Or switch riders? The last photo made me laugh. The man in the truck doesn't look to happy.
    Definitely two different horses and riders. The outfits are different on the rest of the guard as well, so one must be the outgoing guard group, and the other is the incoming new group.
    The first grey (white) horse has a lot of nicks on his neck, his hooves and mane are different from the second grey horse, too.
    I am surprised that they are not better groomed and clipped, since they are the Queen’s guard, even if it is more decoration than usefulness nowadays.

    Totally beautiful photos, OY, and I loved looking at them !
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    Oh, they are beautiful to see!

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    Thanks folks

    Quote Originally Posted by Happyflowerlady View Post
    Definitely two different horses and riders. The outfits are different on the rest of the guard as well, so one must be the outgoing guard group, and the other is the incoming new group.
    You got it!
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    What camera and lens are you shooting with? I still use an 'old-fashioned' 35mil, but have no eye so my pics look like anyone else's, and probably not that good. Do you use manual setting, or auto?
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    Terrific photos, wonderful clarity. I would give my eye-teeth to see it in person.
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    Excellent photos. The Brits do pageantry so very well.
    We don't do very much of it in OZ and nowhere near as gracefully.
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    and a powerful woman as an anomaly - Margaret Atwood.

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