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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Bearskin Hats and Good Fences

In honor of Throw Back Thursday these aren't recent photos, 
and not even from our last trip to England.  But-
The Queen is coming, the Queen is coming!

and they have fences!

I'm linking to Theresa's 


Along the stately iron fence surrounding Buckingham Palace- 
you'll notice a sea of tall, black fur hats worn by
Grenadier Guards, as British Royal Guards called a,
 Bearskin Hat.
(click photos to enlarge)


Meet the Buckingham Palace Guards.

So many hats marching past.


Those men you see in front of Buckingham Palace are the Queen's Guards, and they are a part of the Household Division who have guarded the Sovereign and the Royal Palaces since 1660.


"The Queen is the only person who can put on a tiara with one hand, while walking down the stairs." - Princess Margaret

24 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I love seeing the Queen's Guards and their hats. Great fence scene and I love the quote. Have a happy Thursday!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Great image shares...love the Princess Margaret quote at the end of your post. Gives it a more 'personal' feeling of the royals.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Excellent photos, beautiful fence of Buckingham Palace!

Cranberry Morning said...

Fun Buckingham Palace photos! :-)

TexWisGirl said...

they make an impressive array, but i'd sure hate to have to don that uniform!

Gail said...

Wonderful pictures.

Magia da Inês said...

❤ه° ·.
Bonitas fotos!

Uma chuva de saúde e alegrias!!!
Beijinhos.
♩♫ه° ·.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Karen...just an added note that my 'mystery' guest has been posted!


Stop by again, if you have time.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Your not-recent trip is more recent than mine...I've never made it over there!

Lovely shots, Karen.
~

Margaret Adamson said...

You have a right 'Royal' fence there today.

DougPhoto2009 said...

Ah! A "Royal" fence. Thanks for sharing.

Elephant's Child said...

Love those fences. And the Guards. I bet those hats are HEAVY. And hope they are no longer made of bearskin.

Christine said...

They are the finest fences in the UK! I love the colors in your photos and the Household guards uniform is a brilliant blaze of color!

Ida said...

A right fine looking fence for sure. The Guard are so neat to see but those hats look like they would be heavy and warm especially in summer.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I wonder if they keep extra ammunition in those hats.

Paula said...

Nice entry. My daughter was living in England when Princess Di died. She got to see all the flowers people sent and it was quite something to see.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Cool hats, green lawns and very nice iron fence!
Have a Good One!
Peace :)

Carola Bartz said...

They are quite impressive, aren't they? I imagine that they get pretty hot under those hats...

DeniseinVA said...

The Guards do present a wonderful sight. Great photos Karen! Thank for commenting on my blog. I have a quiet morning after hectic few days on vacation, and wifi is good at present so I am trying to return a few visits.

John's Island said...

Enjoyed your pictures and those are some "Royal" fences indeed!

RedPat said...

A regal fence! And it looks like you had a sunny day.

NatureFootstep said...

I can hear the music :)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Awesome- I don't know why I am so fascinated with the Queen and her family..I guess all that formality and respect. Something our country needs more of.

Felicia said...

wonderful fence captures.