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The Procession Moves

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Parent Issue
Day
25
Month
June
Year
1897
Copyright
Public Domain
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The march began at 8:45 and the great eortege preved a welcome relief to the waiting multitude. Booming oí cannon announced that the queen had actually started and the hearts of thousands of Insurance people and members of Lloyds beat more placidly as they remembered the premiums on $5,000,000 that had been wagered with them whether or not her majesty would start. The prooession was practically in three sections as far as St. Paui's, though the last two en route to the cathedral were Consolidated as they moved into Piccadilly. The first to take up position was the colonial procession, which formed on the embankment and moved via the Mali, thence past the palace, where her majesty viewed it from a window over the route to St. Paui's. The second procession passed the palace fifty minutes after the colonials had climbed Constitutional hill. It more than eloquently fïlled in the picture of Britain's war strength; more than magnificently completed the carnlval of gorgeous costume and color. The Queen at Last. When the first part of the sovereign's escort rode into view the whisper ran electrically "She's coming." The Second Life gu,ards, who headed the escort, were soon succeeded by the escort of British and foreign princes. Many faces were known, recognized, and cheered. This brilliant escort was composed of h flower of Europe's thrones. Followng the princes carne the guard of honor - twenty-two ofücêrs of native Indian cavalry corps - men of fine physique, picturesque uniform and strange faiths. 3ut for these the crowd had but few eyes. for the commander-in-chief whQ ollowed behind them none. They could see the queen's horses - it was the queen at last. A cheer broke forth that s-eemed to shake the earth, renewed again ar.3 again as her majesty's carriage approached. The famous eight Hanoveran creams, cream in color with long ails, white, cold, almost fish-like eyes and pink noses, their manes rich'.y woven with ribbcns of royal blue, were now passing. Glittered with Royal Arms. Gcrgeous they looked in their new state harness, saddle eloths of rcyal blue velvet, with rich fringes of bullion, the leather work red morocco above and Dlue mcrocco beneath, glittering everywhere with the royal arms. The liveries of the postillions were in keeping with the harness and had cost $600 a piece. For once since the prince consort'9 death the queen permitted the mourning band to be removed from the men's arms - there was no note of sorrow. The carriage in which her majesty rode now came abreast. It proved to be a carriage with a light running body, built about a quarter of a century ago, and of which her majesty is known to be very fond. The body was dark claret, llned with vermillion, the mouldings outllned with beads of brass. Beside her majesty rode the Princess of Wales end opposite her majesty her royal highness Princess Christian. On the left of her majesty rode his royal highness the Duke of Cambridge and on the right his royal highness the Prince of Wales, who iwas followed by the Duke of Connaught, the general officer commanding.

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Ann Arbor Argus
Old News