A military ceremony held on a Saturday in June


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(Updated on 12/05/2016)


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  • Trooping the Colour: Guardsman first to wear turban - with pictures - 9 June 2018
    "A Coldstream Guards soldier is set to become the first to wear a turban during the Trooping the Colour parade."


  • 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."

  • Trooping 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, Two Birthdays
    "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..."


  • Trooping the Colour
    "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..."


  • Horse 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."
    + Trooping the Colour



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