25 March 2008 rehearsals for Sarkozy State Visit to Windsor

March 26, 2008 at 4:10 pm | Posted in Bentley, Coldstream guards, Curfew Tower, England, Grenadier Guards, Limousine, Photography, Rehearsal, Rolls Royce, Royal, State Visit, Thames Valley Police, Windsor, Windsor Castle | 7 Comments

Tuesday 25 March 2008

Windsor Castle and Castle WithoutūüėČ

A few pictures from yesterday’s rehearsals are linked to their thumbnails below.

If you can correct any errors in my descriptions, do please tell me (thank you, Tomleecee), as I would prefer to receive advice than have these officers misrepresented.

No more time to continue this now, sorry, but I shall add another batch of photos from today’s State Visit as soon as possible.

(Click to see larger versions of these images. Don’t just squint at these thumbnails!)

Coldstream guards line Windsor High Street for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008

Coldstream guards line Windsor High Street

Coldstream guards outside Curfew Tower Windsor Castle for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008Coldstream guards outside Curfew Tower Windsor Castle

Windsor street sign gone awry outside Windsor Castle for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008
Windsor street sign gone awry outside Windsor Castle

Grenadier guard and Royal Marine outside Windsor Castle for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008Grenadier guard and Marine outside Windsor Castle

Thames Valley Police on duty outside Windsor Castle for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008Thames Valley Police on duty outside Windsor Castle

Household Cavalry pass Old Bank House St. George’s School Windsor Castle for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008Household Cavalry pass Old Bank House St. George’s School Windsor Castle

Royal Coach passes Old Bank House St. George’s School Windsor Castle for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008Royal Coach passes Old Bank House St. George’s School Windsor Castle

Horse-drawn carriage passes Old Bank House St. George’s School Windsor Castle for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008Horse-drawn carriage passes Old Bank House St. George’s School Windsor Castle

Mounted police pass Old Bank House St. George’s School Windsor Castle for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008Mounted police pass Old Bank House St. George’s School Windsor Castle

Coldstream (L) and Grenadier (R) guards on horseback pass Windsor Castle for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008Coldstream (L) and Grenadier (R) guards on horseback pass Windsor Castle

Royal Bentley Limousine passes Windsor Castle for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008Royal Bentley Limousine passes Windsor Castle

Royal Rolls Royce Limousine passes Windsor Castle for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008Royal Rolls Royce Limousine passes Windsor Castle

Royal Navy outside Windsor Castle for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008Royal Navy outside Windsor Castle

King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery leave Windsor Castle for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery leave Windsor CastleHousehold Cavalry leave Windsor Castle for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008

Household Cavalry leave Windsor Castle

Band of the Grenadier Guards leave Windsor Castle for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008

Band of the Grenadier Guards leaves Windsor CastleBand of the Grenadier Guards leave Windsor Castle for State Visit rehearsals on 25 March 2008

Band of the Grenadier Guards leaves Windsor Castle

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  1. Great pictures – thanks! Only the Brits still know how to do this.

  2. Hi – some great photos there – I can see myself on one of the photos, Royal Navy, second row on the left when we were halted outside the big hotel on the high street! Thanks for putting these shots on the web, although if I’m being really picky, we’re not actually Royal Marines – just regular Royal Navy! Cheers!

  3. Thank you for contacting me, Tomleecee. I have corrected my mistake, and will send you some more pictures by email soon.

  4. just wanna say i had the honour of takin part in the escort of Her Majesty and the pictures look grate. now i know how it looked from the ground. thanks guys.

  5. Hi Rick G,

    You guys were great! It appears that the press were more interested in photographing Sarkozy’s wife. With any luck, once the rest of my photos are online, people will realise there was a lot more to see than British Royalty, the French President and Carla Bruni.

  6. Tomleecee,

    Great pictures, I was on one of the horses. Would it be possible to send me copies of the pictures you took.

    regards,

    ART

  7. There is a slight mistake on one of your picture files. Titled the Grenadier Guard and Royal Marine. It is not a Royal Marine. Very similar dress but the Pith Helmet is worn by all marines on ceremonial duties. I may be nit picking but there it is. I am a former marine myself so I should pick up on these things.


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