Several British soldiers were overwhelmed by the heat on Saturday as they showed up dressed in woolen tunics and bearskin hats to greet Prince William.
At least three guardsmen fainted during the military parade known as the Colonel’s Review, during which more than 1,400 soldiers from the Household Division and the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery were reviewed by the heir to the throne, who is the Honorary Colonel of the Welsh Guards.
The temperature in London on Saturday was expected to reach 86 degrees Farenheit.
Then William tweeted: “A big thank you to all the soldiers who participated in the Colonel’s Review this morning in the heat. Difficult conditions but you all did a very good job.”
he later share several photos from the parade, writing that “the hard work and preparation that goes into an event like this is a credit to everyone involved, especially under the current conditions.”
The event was a rehearsal for Trooping the Colour, an annual military parade held each June to mark the monarch’s official birthday. King Charles III will oversee the ceremony on June 17.
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