Saturday June 10, 2017 I am off to get a good spot along the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace to watch the rehearsal for the Trooping of the Colour. It is set the start at 10am so I got there by 9:00 and I am able to get a good view point right next to the barrier. It is only one week since the terrorist attack at London Bridge so I am not surprised to see there is a large police presence.
There are police officers standing at close intervals facing the crowds. Shortly after we arrive Foot Guards in full ceremonial uniform arrive and take up positions in between the police officers. They face away from the crowds looking in toward the parade route.
I struck up a conversation with one guard who was not on guard duty but there to answer questions that people like me might…
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