George I arrives at Hampton Court Palace

The Hampton Court Palace are staging a series of events over Easter to commemorate the arrival of George I.

The following photographs were taken on Sunday 20/4 and the last day is Monday 21st. Fortunately the rain cleared for the arrival of the Royal Barge Gloriana carrying George I and his court, which then disembarked and went into the Palace.

The White Horses of Hanover then performed an impressive 20 minute horse ballet in the East front gardens.. The king looked out from the first floor.

Later, in the Queens Drawing room the King’s speech was performed.
As usual the Palace put on a great display with many other events planned throughout the day.
And a repeat of the days events tomorrow Monday 21st.

Full details are available on their website –
“It is 1714 and everyone who is anyone has turned out to see the arrival of Great Britain’s new King, George I. Join the crowds as his Majesty arrives to visit his palace by magnificent barge. His red coat soldiers, the magnificent white horses of his native Hanover, military displays and festivities combine to make the arrival truly glorious – See more on the Palace website

 

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