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Doing Her Duty to the King

Scout Leader Georgie Horwich, Class of 2019, was one of a select few chosen by The Scout Association to represent them at the King's Coronation and to help marshal crowds at the Coronation Concert.

Georgie, who is currently in her third year at Southampton studying Aeronautics and Astronautics with Engineering Management, has been in the Scouts for eight years and is a cub leader with her local group, as well as a training advisor in Hampshire County. She also runs first aid training courses, in addition to being a coach on the National Scout Rifle Squad.

She says: “In our Scout Promise we promise to do our duty to the King, and to be part of this occasion on his Coronation Day to do this first duty, to be part of history, was an amazing honour. It was a very long few days with some very early mornings and very late nights but was a truly memorable occasion.”

On the Saturday Georgie joined the crowds to watch the procession to and from the Palace, saw the fly past and watched most of the event on the big screen in St James' Park. She explains: “It was an amazing atmosphere. Everyone started singing the national anthem every time it was played and there was lots of cheering. One of the highlights from the day was the gun salute when King Charles was proclaimed King. You could feel the vibrations in the air, and everyone was cheering. It was an amazing moment.”

On the Sunday she was in St James' Park, stewarding the routes with the Scouts into the park before the Coronation Concert, directing people towards the screen and doing way finding. “We were also handing flags to people. During the concert we got to watch while helping the crowd. The park was completely packed again, and everyone was cheering and singing along. It was such a great atmosphere.  The whole weekend has given me so many memories which I will never forget.”

We are so proud of you Georgie! If you would like to share your Coronation Day stories, please get in touch with us by emailing alumnae@lehs.org.

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