Sunday 8 April 2012

Easter Day in the Duchy of Tradgardland

After attending High Mass in the Cathedral in Tradgardstadt the ceremonial events of the day begin . Duke Karl Frederick inspects the Ducal troops as they muster on parade. Music is supplied by the Corps of Drums including a Kettle drummer.Ever conservative the Duke favours the music of Lully,that poor unfortunate composer. Regimental flags fly and the Duke is accompanied by his personal standard. After the parade and the distribution to the troops of Herring ale and Easter pretzels the Duke returns to the Palace for the banquet that awaits...