Queen's 90th birthday celebrated with trooping the colour parade - 11 June 2016
"Display of military pomp and pageantry in central London honours longest reigning and oldest monarch in British history...
Crowds greeted the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s arrival on Horse Guards Parade – Henry VIII’s former jousting yard – in a vintage carriage, Queen Victoria’s 1842 ivory-mounted phaeton, accompanied by mounted troops from the Life Guards and Blues and Royals."
"Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of of Edinburgh in a carriage
as the royal procession makes its way up the Mall to Buckingham Palace."
the Colour 2008
"Each year, the Queen and other members of the Royal Family attend
the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Horse Guards Parade in London. The
Queen attends the ceremony to take the salute from thousands of guardsmen
who parade the Queen's Colour (flag)..."
- One Queen,
"The Queen celebrates her actual birthday on 21 April.
She also celebrates her official birthday on either the first or the
second, and sometimes the third, Saturday in June..."
the Colour (Wikipedia)
"Trooping the Colour is a military ceremony performed by
regiments of the Commonwealth and the British Army.
It has been a tradition of British infantry regiments for centuries
and it was first performed during the reign of Charles II.
Since 1805 the ceremony has been carried out on the British Sovereign's
birthday, which since King George VI has been regularly held on a Saturday
the Colour (trooping-the-colour.co.uk)
Ceremonial Home Page - Trooping Home Page - History - March On
- The Inspection of the Line - The Massed Bands Troop -
The Trooping of the Colour - The March Past of the Footguards - The
Walk and Trot Past of the Mounted Guards -
The return to Buckingham Palace - Trooping the Colour information...
"The official birthday of the Sovereign is marked each year
by a military parade and march-past, known as Trooping the Colour.
It takes place each June on Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, in front
of crowds of onlookers and is enjoyed by millions world-wide..."
Guards Parade - Whitehall, Westminster, London
"Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies
throughout the year.
It was the traditional entrance to the Royal Palaces and is still guarded
by mounted sentries from the Queen's Household Cavalry."