I had not intended to make a post about the Trooping this year, but on Saturday, 9 June, I looked at the time and noted that the Trooping the Colour event might still be taking place in London. When I checked The Telegraph (UK) online, there was an item to see the event live, so I clicked on it and sure enough the streaming video showed troops marching on the parade ground, but I realized they were marching around as part of an orderly exit. So I went across to YouTube and already there were videos of the event online. I gave some thought to making a post there and then, but at that hour decided to get ready for bed instead.
Little did I know that at midnight that Saturday, my domain name would expire and this whole website would go offline for a few days until I became aware of the problem and could fix it. The website came back online for a few days and then went offline again because of misunderstanding by the former hosts of this site when I formally cancelled that site. The cancelled the domain name too. Once that was fixed, soon after came the news that the current hosts had found my site was slowing down the server it was on, and they were going to transfer the whole site to another server. They recommended I make no further posts or changes to the site until the transfer was complete.
With all of that disruption to the site over, I hope, I’ve decided that Trooping the Colour 2018 should get a post of its own (instead of a temporary spot in the side bar). After all, it’s the first year without the Duke of Edinburgh (retired from public duties) and the first with Megan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex.
My friend Ralph wondered, on the Comments page, about the strange noises on the far left, at the 1.48.50 mark for about 9 seconds. It must be a recording glitch I thought.
But then I looked at another video which I’ve added below because it is higher quality. However, the person posting it on YouTube has cut the start and end (balcony scene and flyover) to try to avoid the video being removed for copyright reasons.
The strange noises are also in this video soon after the 1.39.00 mark (earlier because of the cut at the front). However, if you go to the YouTube you will find some comments about the noises.
In my opinion, based on the close-miked sound of the noises without ambient sounds, I believe the sounds are coming from the broadcasting box, to the left of the commentator. I leave you to form your own opinion as to what the sounds are.