PICS: Gun salutes fired in London to honour Britain's new princess

2015-05-04 16:56

London - Soldiers from The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery rode out in a procession from Wellington Barracks, near Buckingham Palace, to sound 41 shots in Hyde Park.

Dozens of deafening volleys were fired on Monday from Hyde Park and the Tower of London to celebrate the birth of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's second child, HRH Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.

"At the same time, the Honourable Artillery Company left their Armoury House barracks in the City of London to fire a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London from three Ceremonial 105mm light guns," BBC reported.

Princess Charlotte becomes fourth in line to the throne, pushing Prince Harry down to fifth. The change means she'll keep her position even if she has a younger brother, though if George has children one day, they'll move ahead of her.

Photos of the gun salutes:

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