The birth of a new child – a child who will one day be king of Great Britain – is an exciting event. Today, I, along with seemingly all the tourists and City workers in London, headed towards the Tower of London to watch the 62 gun salute from Gun Wharf, overlooking the river Thames.
Why 62 gun salute?
- 21 for a royal celebration
- 20 because the Tower of London is a royal palace
- 21 because the Tower of London is in the City of London
The Honourable Artillery Company performed this honour of producing a grand total of 62 earth-shattering, ear-splitting gun shots which all resounded around the Tower to the applause and appreciation of the waiting crowd.
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