A 21-gun Royal Salute in York marked the 65th birthday of The Prince of Wales today.
Military music filled the streets as the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band marched from Duncombe Place, near York Minster, to the Museum Gardens attracting crowds of shoppers, visitors and schoolchildren.
The salute was fired on the stroke of noon by three 105 mm Light Guns fired by officers and soldiers of 93 Battery 5th Regiment Royal Artillery. 5th Regiment Royal Artillery or the Yorkshire Gunners as the unit is known, is based in Marne Barracks, Catterick.
A 21-gun Royal Salute in York will mark the 65th birthday of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Military music will fill the streets as the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band marches from Duncombe Place, near York Minster this morning to the Museum Gardens.
Mavis Wegg said "It's wonderful news, they're such a nice couple, so sensible and very natural. I'm really looking forward to seeing them."
Her 10-year-old granddaughter Melissa said she's excited, although she did admit she'd like to have seen a baby girl. She thinks the baby will be called James.
Shane Maxwell said "It's not often you get to see royalty after a baby's been born. In Will and Kate we've found a couple in touch with the younger generation like myself and they're bringing about a more modern monarchy."
Elizabeth Bacon said, "I've not seen much royalty in my time.To see Charles and Camilla so soon after baby's been born is so exciting. It's great that they've here in Yorkshire today."