Flash from gun carriage as gun fires during royal salute in London's Hyde Park
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Gun salutes for new royal princess

Gun salutes have taken place in London's Hyde Park and the Tower of London to honour the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's daughter.

Soldiers from The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery rode out in a procession from Wellington Barracks, near Buckingham Palace, to sound 41 shots in Hyde Park, accompanied by the Royal Artillery Band and their 71 horses which pulled six World War One-era Ordnance Quick Fire 13-pounder field guns.

At the same time, at the Tower of London, the Honourable Artillery Company left their Armoury House barracks in the City of London to fire a 62-gun salute from three Ceremonial 105mm light guns.

Gun salutes are a tradition on the birth of every prince or princess.

  • 04 May 2015
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