HORSE GUARDS in WINTER ~~~ Horse Guards Parade is a large parade ground off Whitehall in central London. It is the site of the annual ceremonies of Trooping the Colour, which commemorates the monarch's official birthday, and Beating Retreat.
Prince William took the salute for the first time at Beating Retreat on Thursday evening. The Duke has attended the bi-annual two-day event from a young age but has never before taken the salute – which is when a senior officer or VIP formally acknowledges a slaute given by tropos.
zimbio: Queen Elizabeth attended The Royal Marines 350th Anniversary Beating Retreat at The Royal Horseguards, London, June 4, 2014. The Royal Marines were joined on parade by bands from the US Marine Corps and The Royal Netherlands Marine Corps and a guard of honor was made up of over 100 Royal Marines Commandos.