Discount Offers

Farb Gel UK Legal Self Defence Spray Personal Security Protection, Legal CS alt

£8.99
End Date: Monday Jun-26-2017 12:07:14 BST
Buy It Now for only: £8.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Armband ID SIA License Holder Bulk Buy x 50

£76.80
End Date: Sunday Jul-2-2017 21:52:54 BST
Buy It Now for only: £76.80
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Personal Self Defence Spray UK's No1 Spray Legal Pepper Spray Clone UK Sale Only

£19.99
End Date: Friday Jul-21-2017 10:46:38 BST
Buy It Now for only: £19.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Tactical ID Arm Band Security ID Badge Card Holder Doorman Armband SIA New

£2.49
End Date: Friday Jun-30-2017 11:47:24 BST
Buy It Now for only: £2.49
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
0024263
Visit Today : 1
Visit Yesterday : 1
This Month : 23
This Year : 174
Total Visit : 24263
Hits Today : 2871
Total Hits : 2327293
Who's Online : 1

script

Trooping the Colour: Security stepped up at Buckingham Palace for Queen’s birthday celebrations

A major police security operation was underway today as thousands flocked to London1 to see Trooping the Colour to mark the Queen2‘s official birthday. All senior royals including The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William will gather for the major occasion, also known as The Queen s Birthday Parade. The Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince George and Princess Charlotte are expected to appear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace following the spectacle.

Extra police will be on duty around the palace to ensure the area is secure following the London and Manchester terror attacks. Prince William at last year’s event (EPA)

Snipers will be positioned on nearby roof tops and plain clothes officers will mingle among the crowds to bolster the uniformed police presence. The traditional celebrations came as The Queen, ahead of the event, issued a statement saying the UK has been “resolute in the face of adversity” following recent tragedies in London and Manchester.

Happy family: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at last year’s event (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

She said: “Today is traditionally a day of celebration . This year, however, it is difficult to escape a very sombre national mood.”

The Head of State released her statement on her official birthday, the day after she visited the survivors and heroes of the Grenfell Tower tragedy accompanied by Prince William.

“In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of terrible tragedies,” Her Majesty said.

“As a nation, we continue to reflect and pray for all those who have been directly affected by these events. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh leaving Buckingham Palace in central London to view the Trooping the Colour ceremony (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

“During recent visits in Manchester and London, I have been profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need.”

The monarch visited the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital following the Manchester Arena attack in which 22 people were killed following an Ariana Grande concert.

She added: “Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity.

“United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss.”

Prince Philip waves to crowds as he and the Queen travel to Horse Guards Parade for Trooping the Colour last year (AFP/Getty Images)

Trooping the Colour is an annual event that is part of the Queen s official birthday celebrations. It begins with an impressive pageantry parade which includes her personal troops, the Household Division and Horse Guards. The Queen rides in a carriage before inspecting the troops and taking a salute from the officers and men on parade.

Troops line the street during ast year’s event (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

The Queen has two birthdays – her actual birthday in April and an official birthday marked every summer by the Trooping the Colour ceremony. Today the Queen leaves Buckingham Palace accompanied by a Sovereign s escort from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. She then takes a Royal salute from officers and inspect the troops before the Regimental Colour, flag, is carried down the ranks.

After Foot Guards, the Household Cavalry, The King s Troop and Royal Horse Artillery troop past, the Queen will head back to Buckingham Palace to the balcony for the Royal Air Force fly-past. The tradition for monarchs to have two birthdays was started by George II back in 1748. George was born in November and it was felt that it was too cold to host an annual birthday parade at that time.

It was decided that his birthday festivities would be combined with a military parade known as the Trooping the Colour, which was held in spring. Subsequent monarchs helpfully had birthdays at more convenient times of the year, but the Queen s father, King George VI, reintroduced the tradition which she has continued. The Queen has taken the salute every year since her coronation in 1953, apart from in 1955 when there was a national rail strike.

Trooping The Colour: Security Stepped Up At Buckingham Palace For Queen's Birthday CelebrationsReuse content3

References

  1. ^ London (www.standard.co.uk)
  2. ^ Queen (www.standard.co.uk)
  3. ^ Reuse content (www.standard.co.uk)

Trooping the Colour: Security stepped up at Buckingham Palace for …

The Queen today led the nation in a minute’s silence on a sunny but sombre day amid heightened security ahead of Trooping the Colour, Her Majesty’s official birthday parade. Afterwards Her Majesty, 91 and Prince Philip, 96, travelled down The Mall from Buckingham Palace in a royal procession with a sovereign’s escort of Household Division. The royal colonels – The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and The Princess Royal – followed on horse back in the procession behind the Sovereign’s carriage.

After receiving a royal salute, she inspected her troops of the both foot guards and horse guards, and the King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery. This year the Irish Guards was selected to troop its colour through the ranks of guards. Sombre mood: The Queen hailed the nation’s resolve in the wake of several tragedies in recent weeks (AFP/Getty Images)

Afterwards the entire Household Division assembly marched past the Queen, who received a salute.

Other royals in carriages included the Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The Duke of York rode in another carriage along with UK’s daughter, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. A major police security operation was as thousands flocked to the capital to watch the annual spectacle.

Sunny day: Crowds gather on the Mall for Trooping the Colour (Getty Images)

The Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince George and Princess Charlotte are expected to appear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace following the spectacle. Extra police are on duty around the palace to ensure the area is secure following the London and Manchester terror attacks. Huge crowds: Royal fans lined the streets (AP)

Snipers have been positioned on nearby roof tops and plain clothes officers will mingle among the crowds to bolster the uniformed police presence.

The traditional celebrations came as The Queen, ahead of the event, issued a statement saying the UK has been “resolute in the face of adversity” following recent tragedies in London and Manchester. Annual event: The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge (Getty Images)

She said: “Today is traditionally a day of celebration . This year, however, it is difficult to escape a very sombre national mood.”

The Head of State released her statement on her official birthday, the day after she visited the survivors and heroes of the Grenfell Tower tragedy accompanied by Prince William.

“In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of terrible tragedies,” Her Majesty said.

Royal colonel: The Duke of Cambridge (EPA)

“As a nation, we continue to reflect and pray for all those who have been directly affected by these events.

“During recent visits in Manchester and London, I have been profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need.”

The monarch visited the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital following the Manchester Arena attack in which 22 people were killed following an Ariana Grande concert. She added: “Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity. Floral print: Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie (PA)

“United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss.”

Trooping the Colour is an annual event that is part of the Queen s official birthday celebrations.

It begins with an impressive pageantry parade which includes her personal troops, the Household Division and Horse Guards. The Queen rides in a carriage before inspecting the troops and taking a salute from the officers and men on parade. The Queen has two birthdays – her actual birthday in April and an official birthday marked every summer by the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

Royal event: Guardsmen take part in Trooping the Colour on Horseguards Parade (REUTERS)

Today the Queen leaves Buckingham Palace accompanied by a Sovereign s escort from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. She then takes a Royal salute from officers and inspect the troops before the Regimental Colour, flag, is carried down the ranks. After Foot Guards, the Household Cavalry, The King s Troop and Royal Horse Artillery troop past, the Queen will head back to Buckingham Palace to the balcony for the Royal Air Force fly-past.

The tradition for monarchs to have two birthdays was started by George II back in 1748. George was born in November and it was felt that it was too cold to host an annual birthday parade at that time. It was decided that his birthday festivities would be combined with a military parade known as the Trooping the Colour, which was held in spring.

The Queen held a one minute silence for the victim’s of the Grenfell fire disaster (REUTERS)

Subsequent monarchs helpfully had birthdays at more convenient times of the year, but the Queen s father, King George VI, reintroduced the tradition which she has continued. The Queen has taken the salute every year since her coronation in 1953, apart from in 1955 when there was a national rail strike. The Prime Minister normally attends Trooping the Colour but Theresa May, who has faced criticism over her handling of the Grenfell Tower fire, was not seen at the event.

A Downing Street spokeswoman said: “The Prime Minister is this morning chairing a cross-Government meeting to ensure everything possible is being done to support those affected by the Grenfell tragedy.

“Afterwards, she will meet a group of residents, victims, volunteers and community leaders in No 10 . The PM has sent her best wishes to HM Queen on the event of her birthday.”

From her vantage point on a dias the Queen, with Philip beside her, watched the precision marching of the Guardsmen. Four of the five Foot Guards regiments of the Household Division – the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots and Irish Guards – were on parade, but away from their ceremonial duties they are also fighting soldiers.

In total 1,600 soldiers and 244 horses from the Household Division were on parade during the ceremony and only a few weeks ago some of the servicemen were on the streets of London, supporting the Met Police on Operation Temperer in the wake of the terrorist attack in Manchester. The Colour being paraded on Horse Guards this year was the flag of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards. It was first trooped in slow then in quick time past the monarch with the Guardsmen in their bearskins and scarlet tunics marching with precision movements.

In the blistering temperatures a number of soldiers fainted in the heat, with around three men taken from the parade ground after being overcome by the sweltering conditions.

Trooping The Colour: Security Stepped Up At Buckingham Palace For ...Reuse content1

References

  1. ^ Reuse content (www.standard.co.uk)

Two arrested over brawl between Turkish protestors and security guards during Erdogan White House visit

  • 1/42 11 June 2017

    Poland’s Piotr Lobodzinski starts in front of the Messeturm, Fairground Tower, in Frankfurt Germany . More than 1,000 runners climbed the 1202 stairs, and 222 meters of height in the Frankfurt Messeturm skyscraper run

    AP

  • 2/42 11 June 2017

    A runner lies on the ground after arriving at the finish line in Frankfurt Germany . More than 1,000 runners climbed the 1202 stairs, and 222 meters of height in the Frankfurt Messeturm skyscraper run

    AP

  • 3/42 11 June 2017

    A troupe of Ukrainian dancers perform at Boryspil airport in Kiev, on the first day of visa-free travel for Ukrainian nationals to the European Union

    Getty Images

  • 4/42 11 June 2017

    A troupe of Ukrainian dancers perform on the tarmac at Boryspil airport in Kiev, on the first day of visa-free travel for Ukrainian nationals to the European Union

    Getty Images

  • 5/42 11 June 2017

    French President Emmanuel Macron with his wife Brigitte Trogneux cast their ballot at their polling station in the first round of the French legislatives elections in Le Touquet, northern France

    EPA

  • 6/42 11 June 2017

    A Thai worker paints on a large statue of the Goddess of Mercy, known as Guan Yin at a Chinese temple in Ratchaburi province, Thailand . Guan Yin is one of the most popular and well known Chinese Goddess in Asia and in the world . Guan Yin is the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion in Mahayana Buddhism and also worshiped by Taoist

    EPA

  • 7/42 11 June 2017

    A Thai worker paints on a large statue of the Goddess of Mercy, known as Guan Yin at a Chinese temple in Ratchaburi province, Thailand . Guan Yin is one of the most popular and well known Chinese Goddess in Asia and in the world . Guan Yin is the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion in Mahayana Buddhism and also worshiped by Taoists

    EPA

  • 8/42 11 June 2017

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem . An Israeli court has ordered a journalist to pay more than $25,000 in damages to Netanyahu and his wife Sara for libeling them . The magistrate court in Tel Aviv ruled Sunday that Igal Sarna libeled the couple for writing a Facebook post that claimed the prime minister’s wife kicked the Israeli leader out of their car during a fight

    AP

  • 9/42 10 June 2017

    Parkour enthusiasts train on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil .

    Originally developed in France, the training discipline is gaining popularity in Brazil

    Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • 10/42 10 June 2017

    Volunteers spread mozzarella cheese toppings on the Guinness World Record attempt for the Longest Pizza in Fontana, California, USA . The pizza was planned to be 7000 feet (2.13 km) to break the previous record of 6082 feet (1.8 km) set in Naples, Italy in 2016

    EPA

  • 11/42 10 June 2017

    Jamaica’s Olympic champion Usain Bolt gestures after winning his final 100 metres sprint at the 2nd Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica

    REUTERS/Gilbert Bellamy

  • 12/42 10 June 2017

    Usain Bolt of Jamaica salutes the crowd after winning 100m ‘Salute to a Legend’ race during the Racers Grand Prix at the national stadium in Kingston, Jamaica . Bolt partied with his devoted fans in an emotional farewell at the National Stadium on June 10 as he ran his final race on Jamaican soil . Bolt is retiring in August following the London World Championships

    Getty Images

  • 13/42 10 June 2017

    Usain Bolt of Jamaica salutes the crowd after winning 100m ‘Salute to a Legend’ race during the Racers Grand Prix at the national stadium in Kingston, Jamaica . Bolt partied with his devoted fans in an emotional farewell at the National Stadium on June 10 as he ran his final race on Jamaican soil . Bolt is retiring in August following the London World Championships

    Getty Images

  • 14/42 10 June 2017

    Police officers investigate at the Amsterdam Centraal station in Amsterdam, Netherlands . A car ploughed into pedestrians and injured at least five people outside the station . The background of the incident was not immediately known, though police state they have ‘no indication whatsoever’ the incident was an attack

    EPA

  • 15/42 10 June 2017

    Police officers investigate at the Amsterdam Centraal station in Amsterdam, Netherlands . A car ploughed into pedestrians and injured at least five people outside the station .

    The background of the incident was not immediately known, though police state they have ‘no indication whatsoever’ the incident was an attack

    EPA

  • 16/42 10 June 2017

    Protesters stand off before police during a demonstration against corruption, repression and unemployment in Al Hoseima, Morocco . The neglected Rif region has been rocked by social unrest since the death in October of a fishmonger . Mouhcine Fikri, 31, was crushed in a rubbish truck as he protested against the seizure of swordfish caught out of season and his death has sparked fury and triggered nationwide protests

    Getty Images

  • 17/42 9 June 2017

    A man looks on at a migrant and refugee makeshift camp set up under the highway near Porte de la Chapelle, northern Paris

    Getty Images

  • 18/42 9 June 2017

    Damaged cars are seen stacked in the middle of a road in western Mosul’s Zanjili neighbourhood during ongoing battles to try to take the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters

    Getty

  • 19/42 9 June 2017

    Smoke billows following a reported air strike on a rebel-held area in the southern Syrian city of Daraa

    Getty Images

  • 20/42 9 June 2017

    Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures next to Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto during a welcome ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico

    REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

  • 21/42 9 June 2017

    Soldiers and residents carry the body of a Muslim boy who was hit by a stray bullet while praying inside a mosque, as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group, who has taken over large parts of the Marawi City, Philippines

    REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

  • 22/42 8 June 2017

    Opposition demonstrators protest for the death on the eve of young activist Neomar Lander during clashes with riot police, in Caracas

    Getty Images

  • 23/42 8 June 2017

    Neomar Lander, a 17-year-old boy was killed during a march in the Chacao district in eastern Caracas on Wednesday, taking the overall death toll since the beginning of April to 66, according to prosecutors

    Getty Images

  • 24/42 8 June 2017

    Former FBI director James Comey is sworn in during a hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC

    Getty Images

  • 25/42 8 June 2017

    Former FBI Director James Comey testifies during a US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC

    Getty Images

  • 26/42 8 June 2017

    Usain Bolt of Jamaica trains at the University of West Indies in Kingston . Bolt says he is looking forward to having a party as he launches his final season on June 10 with what will be his last race on Jamaican soil . The 30-year-old world’s fasted man plans to retire from track and field after the 2017 London World Championships in August

    Getty Images

  • 27/42 8 June 2017

    Acquanetta Warren, Mayor of Fontana, California, reacts after US President Donald Trump introduced himself before the Infrastructure Summit with Governors and Mayors at the White House in Washington, US

    REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

  • 28/42 8 June 2017

    Frenchman Alain Castany, sentenced to 20 years on charges of drug trafficking in the ‘Air Cocaine’ affair, leaves the prison in Santo Domingo, on his way to France, where he is being transferred for medical reason

    Getty Images

  • 29/42 8 June 2017

    A woman reacts at the place where 17-year-old demonstrator Neomar Lander died during riots at a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela, June 8, 2017 . The sign reads: ‘Neomar, entertainer for ever’

    REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

  • 30/42 8 June 2017

    Frenchman Alain Castany, sentenced to 20 years on charges of drug trafficking in the ‘Air Cocaine’ affair, leaves the prison in Santo Domingo, on his way to France, where he is being transferred for medical reasons

    Getty Images

  • 31/42 8 June 2017

    Queen Maxima of The Netherlands visits Tobroco Machines in Oisterwijk, Netherlands . The company is a manufacturer of machines for use in agriculture, road construction and field maintenance . Tobroco is winner of the 2016 Koning Willem 1 Award for entrepreneurship

    Getty Images

  • 32/42 7 June 2017

    A family member of an inmate tries to stop a truck used to transfer prisoners, outside a prison where a riot took place on Tuesday, in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico

    REUTERS/Josue Gonzalez

  • 33/42 7 June 2017

    An unconscious person is taken away on a motorcycle by fellow demonstrators after they clashed with riot police during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela

    Getty Images

  • 34/42 7 June 2017

    Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt’s elementary teacher Sheron Seivwright poses with her students during a break at the Waldensia elementary school in Sherwood Content . Usain Bolt, the greatest sprinter in history with eight Olympic golds, 11 world titles and three world records, will retire from international competition after the IAAF world championships in August

    Getty Images

  • 35/42 7 June 2017

    This 1916 photo provided by the Archdiocese of Denver shows Julia Greeley with Marjorie Ann Urquhart in McDonough Park in Denver .

    Greeley, a former slave, is being considered for possible sainthood . In a step toward possible sainthood, the remains of Greeley were moved to a Catholic cathedral in Denver

    Archdiocese of Denver via AP

  • 36/42 7 June 2017

    US President Donald Trump, flanked by the families of business people he says were harmed by Obamacare, high-fives a young boy as he arrives to deliver remarks on the US healthcare system at Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio

    REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

  • 37/42 6 June 2017

    Wellesley Bolt, the father of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, speaks during an interview with Agence France-Presse at his home in Sherwood Content

    Getty Images

  • 38/42 6 June 2017

    Overview of the United Nations Human Rights Council is seen in Geneva, Switzerland

    REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

  • 39/42 1 June 2017

    An artist’s rendering showing two merging black holes similar to those detected by Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO)

    Courtesy of Caltech/MIT/LIGO Laboratory/Handout via REUTERS

  • 40/42 1 June 2017

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talk to journalist Megyn Kelly on the sidelines of the St . Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) at the Constantine (Konstantinovsky) Palace, Russia

    Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

  • 41/42 1 June 2017

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi react while walking near the Constantine (Konstantinovsky) Palace during their meeting in St .

    Petersburg, Russia

    REUTERS/Mikhail Metzel/TASS/Host Photo Agency/Pool

  • 42/42 1 June 2017

    French riot police signal to a migrant who is on his knees as French authorites block their access to a food distribution point in Calais, France

    REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol