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Royal Artillery sound series of gun salutes to mark the birth of the royal baby

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  1. Anees

    Anees Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Royal Artillery sound series of gun salutes to mark the birth of the royal baby


    Forces hold 41-gun salute in Green Park and 61-gun salute at Tower
    Bells also ring out at Westminster Abbey as part of celebrations at 2pm
    First royal salute since birth of Eugenie 23 years ago
    Armed forces pay tribute to the son of RAF helicopter rescue pilot William


    Gun salutes sounded across London today to mark the birth of the royal baby as the armed forces join in the celebrations.
    The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Honourable Artillery Company carried out the ceremonial royal salutes in honour of the new addition to the royal family.
    Gun salutes are fired for the birth of every prince or princess, no matter where their place is in the line of succession. The last royal salute for a birth was for Princess Eugenie in 1990.


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    The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, wearing full dress uniform, paraded past Buckingham Palace on the way to Green Park, where they staged a 41-gun royal salute.
    They went from their forward mounting base in Wellington Barracks into Green Park, where 71 horses pulled six First World War-era 13-pounder field guns into position for the royal salute at 2pm


    Each of the six guns fired blank artillery rounds at 10-second intervals until a total of 41 shots were fired. The horses and riders then collected the guns and escorted them back to Wellington Barracks.
    Major Mark Edward, commanding officer of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, said: 'The opportunity to mark the birth of the child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by firing a 41-gun royal salute, comes as a huge honour for the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery.'


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    The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), the City of London's Army Reserve Regiment, also fired a 62-gun salute from Gun Wharf at the Tower of London at 2pm.
    Whilst a royal gun salute normally comprises 21 guns, this is increased to 41 if fired from a royal park or residence.
    Uniquely, at the Tower of London, which is a royal residence, 62 rounds are fired as this also includes an additional 21 guns for the citizens of the City of London to show their loyalty to the monarch.
    Bells also sounded at Westminster Abbey in celebration of the royal birth, with the three ringers having performed the same task for the new Prince's father more than 30 years ago.


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    When the Duke of Cambridge was born in June 1982, Clarke Walters helped ring a peal at the iconic church in central London in honour of the newest member of the royal family.
    Mr Walters said it was 'wonderful' to now be performing the peal for William's own baby son.
    He also rang the celebratory bells for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding at the Abbey two years ago.
    A team of 10 from the Westminster Abbey Company of Ringers rang a full peal on the Abbey's 10 bells from 2pm to coincide with the gun salute in Green Park.
    The complex peal is made of 5,000 changes, and known as the Cambridge Surprise Royal and lasts for over three hours.


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    Mr Walters said: 'It's always a great honour to ring at the Abbey especially for a big occasion like this one. It's a bit of a thrill even though I've been ringing for more than 30 years.
    'I do love the connection that three of us rang the peal for William's birth, the same three were in the wedding peal and the same three are here today. That's a nice link back to William.'
    Celebrations are not confined to London, as all of Her Majesty's ships - in home or international waters - are flying the Royal Navy Ensign flag from their mast to mark the birth of the prince.
    HMS Lancaster, deployed on a patrol task in the Caribbean, added its own congratulatory message to the Duke and Duchess, spelling out 'It's A Boy!' on the deck of the ship.
    Commanding officer Commander Steve Moorhouse said: 'As "the Queen's Frigate" we were particularly delighted to hear the fantastic news of the royal birth and everybody on board HMS Lancaster sends their warmest congratulations and best wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.'


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    Staff from RAF Valley, where Prince William serves as a search and rescue pilot, were among the first to offer their congratulations.
    Station commander Group Captain Adrian Hill sent a congratulatory message to the couple on behalf of the RAF Valley.
    'We're all delighted to learn that Flight Lieutenant Wales and the Duchess of Cambridge are now proud parents of a new-born son,' he said.
    'We wish them all the very best for the future. From everyone at RAF Valley, congratulations.'


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    The Ministry of Defence said other units connected to WIlliam also marked the birth, including the Army regiment he was commissioned into from Sandhurst, the Household Cavalry, which is partly deployed in Afghanistan.
    The Irish Guards, of which William is the colonel, toasted the birth with a traditional glass of Irish stout at their barracks in Aldershot and at bases in London.
    Kate visited the battalion this year and last year to present shamrocks to all ranks on St Patrick's Day, a role carried out for many years by a female member of the Royal Family.
    Commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Ed Boanas said: 'On behalf of all ranks 1st Battalion Irish Guards, I send our warmest congratulations and best wishes to the Colonel of the Regiment and HRH the Duchess of Cambridge on the occasion of the birth of their son, with the heartfelt hope that he has a long and happy life. Quis Separabit (who will separate us?).'


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    Trafalgar Square's famous fountains were lit with blue lights last night and London mayor Boris Johnson said they will be lit for the next six days in celebration of the royal birth.
    'Huge congratulations to the Duke and Duchess on the birth of their first child who will, by virtue of being born in this great city, be a Londoner through and through,' he said.
    'I am sure millions of Londoners will be raising a glass today to toast this wonderful news.'
    Westminster City Council celebrated the announcement of the baby boy's birth with blue lighting in the fountains in Marble Arch and the Golden Jubilee Bridge. They will remain lit up until midnight tonight.
    Council leader Philippa Roe said: 'Just like everyone else around the country, we are obviously thrilled at the news. We also give a special welcome to our latest Westminster arrival and, of course, add our congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
    'We will be working with Kensington Palace to register the birth of the baby.'


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  2. kaku

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    wasting the shells. Why dont they give us, we already have real shortage...lol.
     
  3. layman

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    Cultural values for honoring monarchy is long gone. :lol:
     
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    you saying to us or to Britishers?
     
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    Would you be kind enough to explain what you mean by that,and why you said it.
     
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    TO Everyone who honors the monarchy.
     
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    Actually Monarchy is a ancient, In today's world honoring monarchy's birth by cannon salute is pointless.
     
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    I am now understanding you layman'ji, everyone who honors monarch...lol.
     
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    Many Indians are going gung-ho about the royal birth, i just laugh at their servile nature.
     
  10. layman

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    Thanks.
    Btw. Kaku'ji can you drop these 'ji' for me please. Am a normal layman you know.
     
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  11. Jungibaaz

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    It isn't all that bad, monarchy doesn't have the same meaning here anymore.

    The monarchy is not what it was, today it's about pride, being British, and also revenue gained from tourism with all the royal stuff. It's cultural heritage more than anything. God save the queen.
     
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    Well for the sake of tourism it is fine. Why so much hype. People going bonkers over this. Well God save the Queen.:sarcastic:
     
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    One thing I want to ask [MENTION=6586]Jungibaaz[/MENTION], is national anthem is also changes with the change of the queen or king.

    What the problem in that, it is free advertisement, and all cost is pay by the taxpayers, even the hospital charges....lol
     
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    If you don't like it just ignore the post.

    The British like it,and that is all that matters.
     
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    I would imagine so, the anthem is specific on the gender of the reigning monarch.
     
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