The Return to Buckingham Palace
The mounted band's director of music, who is watching until the last division of the Sovereign's Escort has stopped, turns inwards as a signal to the Field Officer.
The assembled troops present arms and The Royal Salute is again played.
The Field Officer now reports to The Queen that her Guards are ready to march off.
The Garrison Sergeant Major, London District salutes indicating that the carriages transporting members of the Royal Family have passed the end of the approach road where the mounted troops are assembled.
(Photo courtesy of Sgt. Paul Shaw LBIPP (Army))
The Queen mounts the Phaeton once again and leads her troops back down The Mall to Buckingham Palace.
The parade ground markers, known as the Keepers of the Ground, march from Horse Guards Parade back to their barracks.
The Queen dismounts from the carriage at the gates of Buckingham Palace whilst the entire parade once again marches past in salute.
The Field Officer in Brigade Waiting makes the final salute to The Queen at the gates and Her Majesty enters the Palace and proceeds to the balcony to join the members of the Royal Household to watch an RAF flypast.
Meanwhile, opposite the Palace in Green Park, The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41-gun salute.
The Royal Standard flies proudly from the roof of the Palace indicating that The Queen is in residence.
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