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Crowds flock to see Yarnbombers' Jubilee display

Sunday 29 May 2022

Families have been flocking to the Castle Moat Garden to see the Yanbombers' latest installation to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The Yarnbombers were out at 4am on Sunday morning putting up the display and by Sunday afternoon large numbers of residents were out admiring their work.

Yarnbomber Anne Haworth said: "As yarnbombing by its nature is secretive and anonymous, it also feels slightly naughty going out at 4am to install our Jubilee yarnbomb – you don’t get that many chances, especially later in life to be a bit naughty."

The main Jubilee elements include Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sitting in her gold state coach, pulled by two life-size Windsor Grey horses and one postillion, followed by a smaller coach, with a royal Corgi sitting inside (Fortnum) with a Corgi (Mason) pulling the coach.

The Royal procession continues with a balcony scene portraying Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

The Moat Garden is adorned with masses of red, white and blue knitted and crochet flowers, whilst 7 trees are adorned with 150 sections of bunting and 324 metres of red, white and blue ribbons.

10 Army musicians from the Household Division Band can be found playing, accompanied by 50 hanging musical notes and overseen by the Director of Music.

4 Royal Footmen are standing by 2 Royal benches whilst 4 further benches are each beautifully yarnbombed, depicting a Royal Throne, Tea Party, Corgi Kennel and a Guard in a Sentry Box.

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