GB represented at Coronation events


It was great to see Girls' Brigade represented at King Charles III's Coronation events this weekend, with GB groups attending both the Coronation parade viewing and the concert at Windsor Castle.

GB members from 1st Laindon, 1st Hawkwell and 7th Brighton were invited, along with over 200 other young people, to watch the Coronation procession from a dedicated youth enclosure at Admiralty Arch. They had a front-row view of HM The King as he made his way from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey accompanied by the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, and watched the spectacular military procession on the return.

Madison and Poppy, 12, from 1st Hawkwell got up at 3.45am to travel to The Mall but both girls agreed it was worth the early start. “This is a piece of history that I will be able to tell my friends and family about” said Madison. Poppy agreed adding “this has been really fun and exciting”.

Members representing Girls’ Brigade from 1st Burnham and 1st Uxbridge, along with Trustee Board members Carol and Sue had the honor of attending the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle where they saw performances from Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie and many more!

An n:counta member from 1st Uxbridge said ‘The huge queues were worth it, and you got to meet all sorts of people while you were waiting. This, together with the fact that I was with my GB best friends, was probably my favourite aspect of the Coronation concert.
Once the concert was underway, a highlight for the girls of 1st Uxbridge was, of course, the famous Katy Perry. We got not one, but two songs from her. Andrea Bocelli’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone” was just spine-tingling and the warm orange glow from our wristbands really set an incomparable mood.

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