And now is heralded the approach of royalty itself. First, there is seen the royal band of twenty pieces, followed by a hollow square formed by a detachment from the Nineteenth Egyptians. Within the square and leading the van are three Egyptian pages on foot, each bearing before him a richly ornamented cushion, and on these, respectively, are - the royal crown in the centre; at the right, the keys of the city, and at the left, the orb. These three march abreast and hold in their hands their bugles, while their unique costumes are handsomely set off by their brilliant helmets.
Behind them, similarly costumed, bearing heralds trumpets, but mounted, come four more pages, each of whom bear before him respectively the royal mace, banner, shield and sword. Then, with stately head, bowing to his loyal subjects, and mounted on the noble charger, which has borne him in triumph through many of the most exciting epochs in his history, appears
|King Rex 1912, George W. ClayGeorge W. Clay, Jr., a Page||1901||1896|