Trooping the Colour 2017

Members of the British Royal family celebrated the Queen’s Official Birthday by attending the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in London on June 17th. They rode in carriages to inspect the guards at Horse Guards Parade and then watched a flypast on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace.

The Queen released a statement in the morning, before the Trooping the Colour, calling for unity after the recent tragedies in the UK. The Queen and Duke also observed a minute’s silence for the victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire in London this week.

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage was followed by the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge, and Princess Royal on Horseback, the Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of York, Earl of Wessex, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, 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. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh inspected the guards from a carriage, unlike horseback of previous years. Later, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh watched the Queen’s Parade from a platform. This year, the Irish Guards ‘trooped’ their colour.

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Afterwards, the royals in carriages rode back to Buckingham Palace, and gathered on the balcony to greet the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage, before retreating inside for lunch. There was the Changing of the Guard, after which the public streamed into the Mall, and lined up to await the arrival of the whole family for the flypast.

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Finally, almost the entire 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 pale blue dress, coat, and hat, pairing her customary Three Strand Pearl Necklace with the Brigade of Guards Badge. The Duke of Edinburgh wore Morning Dress with medals, deciding not to wear uniform for the first time.

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The Prince of Wales wore the Uniform of the Welsh Guards with his medals, the Order of the Garter, and a bearskin hat. The Duchess of Cornwall wore a cream coat and hat with her Everyday Pearl Pendant Earrings and Van Cleef & Arpels Cosmos Brooches. Prince Harry wore the Uniform of the Blues and Royals.

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The Duke of Cambridge wore the Uniform of the Irish Guards with his medals, the Order of the Garter, and a bearskin hat. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a custom pink Alexander McQueen dress with a Jane Taylor hat and the Queen’s Diamond Pendant Earrings. Prince George wore a cream shirt with maroon suspenders and shorts. Princess Charlotte wore a pink dotted dress.

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The Princess Royal wore the Uniform of the Blues and Royals with her medals and the Order of the Garter. The Duke of York wore morning dress. The Earl of Wessex wore Scottish Uniform. Princess Beatrice wore a floral coat with a boater hat. Princess Eugenie wore a floral dress with a hat.

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The Duke of Gloucester wore Morning Dress with his medals. The Duchess of Gloucester wore a pale blue coat and hat with her large pearl necklace. The Duke of Kent wore Morning Dress with his medals.

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