2024 King Charles I Commemoration
Wreath At The Statue
Before the main parade, a small detachment of The King’s Army attached a wreath at 10:00 to King Charles I’s statue. The statue looks down Whitehall from Trafalgar Square to the Banqueting House where King Charles I was executed on 30th January 1649.
The parade formed up in The Mall and set off at 11:30 led by five horses. The foot soldiers of the army followed on foot led by cannon, hundreds of re-enactors dress in historic clothing with most carrying weapons of the time.
The Wreath Laying
Once the army had formed up on Horse Guards Parade, a small detachment went through to the Banqueting House in Whitehall to attach a wreath to the railings of the building at which King Charles I was executed outside of.