Thursday 12 December 2019

Trumpeters set new Jubilee record

A general view of the 91 members of seven military units that joined forces to break the Guinness World Record for the longest line of fanfare trumpeters
A general view of the 91 members of seven military units that joined forces to break the Guinness World Record for the longest line of fanfare trumpeters

A new record for the longest line of fanfare trumpeters has been set to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

A group of 91 trumpeters, from seven different military units, dressed in full ceremonial uniform to take part in the challenge at central London's Wellington Barracks.

The Wedding Fanfare was so loud it could be heard at nearby Buckingham Palace, organisers said.

The Guinness World Records title attempt was staged by the Victoria Business Improvement District (BID).

Chief executive Ruth Duston said: "This was a wonderful event, showcasing the wealth of cultural activity Victoria has to offer as well as celebrating our close links with the Royal Family."

Cameron Thompson of Westminster City Council said: "It's a fantastic and highly original way for this part of central London, with its very close royal connections, to celebrate Her Majesty's six decades on the throne."

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