Thousands of people lined the streets of Windsor on Saturday to say goodbye to the Household Cavalry.

The regiment is due to leave Windsor after 200 years to be relocated to Salisbury Plain.

The MoD's decision to move them caused much sadness in the town and a petition was actually started to persuade it to change its mind.

But two years has passed since then and the mood was positive on Saturday as crowds pressed against the barriers waiting to enjoy a military display that would make sure the regiment would never be forgotten in the town.

A total of 250 service people took part in the parade - as mounted troops and the Band of the Blues and Royals marched from Combermere Barracks in St Leonard’s Road along the Long Walk, Park Street, St Albans Street, Castle Hill, High Street, Sheet Street and Kings Road with the regiment pausing at the Guildhall where a salute was taken by Princess Anne and the retiring mayor of the Royal Borough Cllr Paul Lion.

The scene recalled last summer when the town turned out to wish Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - good luck on their wedding day.

Crowds might not have reached quite the same level this time - but this was really an event for the people of Windsor who were losing some old friends, not an event of international interest attracting visitors from all over the world.

It is still estimated that as many as 10,000 turned out for the parade in the main streets and along the Long Walk.

The Welsh Guards will be replacing the Household Cavalry later this year at Combermere.

Cllr Andrew Johnson, the borough’s lead member for infrastructure, transport policy and housing, said: “The Regiment’s long association with the town of Windsor will not be forgotten, but we will give a warm welcome to the Welsh Guards, who will occupy the barracks in the future.”