aerial photograph of Horse Guards Parade London UK
aerial photograph of Horse Guards Parade, London England UK taken during Changing The Queen's Life Guard. Horse Guards Parade was once the site of the Palace of Whitehall's tilt-yard and was used for jousting during the Tudor Period. Elizabeth I celebrated her Birthdays here and Horse Guards have been stationed here since the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. The Horse Guards building in the top of the photo used to be British Army Headquarters. . The Duke of Wellington had is office here which is still used by the Army. Horse Guards Parade is most famous for Trooping the Colour which takes place here every year.
Author: Jonathan Webb
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