State Visit to the UK and stay at Windsor Castle

March 25, 2008 at 9:37 am | Posted in Brass, Drapeau française, France, French President, Grenadier Guards, Les couleurs, Military bands, Pageantry, Photography, Processions, RBWM, Reflections, Royal Borough, Sarkozy, State banquet, State Visit, Tuba, Windsor, Windsor Castle | Leave a comment

From the Royal Diary:

Wednesday, 26th March 2008

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh and 27th March

The President of the French Republic and Madame Nicolas Sarkozy will pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom and stay at Windsor Castle.

The rehearsals today were impressive even without ceremonial uniforms and key participants. Superb pageantry!

Hmmm … I shall hold on to my photos until after tomorrow’s spectacular procession, if you don’t mind 😉

Meanwhile, a few of my pictures of St. George’s Chapel and Windsor Castle should keep you entertained before tomorrow.

Our local authority, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, has supplied information on President Sarkozy’s State Visit to Windsor.

The Telegraph has posted the itinerary for the French President’s State Visit to the UK. The trip takes him from Heathrow, to the ceremonial procession through Windsor, on to lay a wreath in Westminster Abbey followed by a speaking engagement at the Houses of Parliament, then back to Windsor for a State banquet on Wednesday evening. Thursday’s events are listed too.

OK. I shall show you a photo from today’s rehearsals. The Band of the Grenadier Guards played, and you might like to spot the French flag, les couleurs or drapeau français, just behind a street sign in the reflection inside this well-polished tuba.

Les couleurs reflections in brass as Band of Grenadier Guards rehearse for State Visit of French President to Windsor 25 March 2008


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