Georgina Lee et al. in Buckingham Palace - 9 August, 1914

from Diary of Georgina Lee, 9 Aug. 1914, page 9:

Daddy and I went at noon to see the 2nd Grenadier Guards march past Buckingham Palace on their way to who knows where? The Prince of Wales has been attached to the 1st Battalion. The Prince, with the King, Queen, Princess Mary and Queen Alexandra, were in the courtyard before the Palace, watching the march past. The crowds outside must have numbered five or six thousand. A great column of these splendid fellows filed past to the strains of The British Grenadiers. Everyone was too affected, I think, to cheer. It was a very stirring sight, but we are getting used now to seeing our regiments…   more >>
cite as

Georgina Lee, Diary of Georgina Lee, 9 Aug. 1914. In Gavin Roynon (ed.), Home fires burning : the Great War diaries of Georgina Lee (Stroud, 2006), p. 9. accessed: 29 February, 2024

location of experience: Buckingham Palace


Georgina Lee
Charles Wilfred Lee

Listening to

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The British Grenadiers performed by Band of the 2nd Grenadier Guards

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 August, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors


Georgina began to keep her diary at the outbreak of war, as a record for her son Harry, then 9 months old.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:23:35 +0100