The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
As we watched our recordings of the Royal Wedding
the procession back to Buckingham Palace,
We noticed that William would salute at a certain time and
Kate would bow her head in respect.
It was so touching but I didn't know what it meant.
After Googling for the answer I found out that there
are monuments in London
—such as the Cenotaph—
that are saluted by those in uniform as a
sign of respect.
(A cenotaph is an "empty tomb" or a monument erected in honor of a
person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere.)
Since William was in uniform, he saluted when required, and
Kate bowed her head in respect.
It is a lovely tradition.
With all of the horrors going on in the nation and world,
it was a breath of fresh air to watch such a
sweet and lovely wedding.
It reminded me a little of