Trooping the Colour 2019

Members of the British Royal family celebrated the Queen’s Official Birthday by attending the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in London on June 8th. They rode in carriages to inspect the guards at Horse Guards Parade and then watched a flypast on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace. 

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The Queen’s carriage was followed by the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Royal, and Duke of York on Horseback, the Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Duke of York, Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise and Lord Severn, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank,  and the Duke of Kent in carriages as they rode down the Mall from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade.

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The national anthem was played as the Queen and members of the Royal Family arrived for the Trooping the Colour ceremony and the Queen’s Parade at Horse Guards Parade. The Queen inspected the guards from a carriage, unlike horseback of previous years. Later, the Queen watched the Queen’s Parade from a platform. This year, the 1st Battalion of The Coldstream Guards ‘trooped’ their colour.

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Later, members of the Royal Family waved the Queen back to the Palace, before almost the entire extended British Royal Family appeared on the famous balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Royal Air Force Flypast. They retreated inside after the flypast was over, signalling the end of the Trooping the Colour.

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The Queen wore a blue coat and hat, pairing her customary Three Strand Pearl Necklace with the Brigade of Guards Badge. The Prince of Wales wore the Uniform of the Welsh Guards with his medals, the Sash and Star of the Order of the Garter, the Star of the Order of the Thistle, the Star of the Order of the Bath, the Neck Badge of the Order of Merit and a bearskin hat.The Duke of Cambridge wore the Uniform of the Irish Guards with his medals, the Sash and Star of the Order of the Garter, the Star of the Order of the Thistle, and a bearskin hat.

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One thought on “Trooping the Colour 2019

  1. It was wonderful to see the extended family in the balcony with the Queen! This is an occasion where the more the merrier, plus it’s very nice to see people we rarely see like the Ogilvys and the Gillmans. The Queen looked marvelous celebrating her 93rd birthday!

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