Trooping the Colour 2023

The British Royal Family celebrate the King’s Official Birthday at the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London on June 17th, a month after his Coronation. The annual event of Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the Sovereign for more than 260 years, and this is the first of King Charles’ Reign.


King Charles III, the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and the Duke of Edinburgh rode on Horseback, while Queen Camilla, the Princess of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, the Duchess of Edinburgh, Sir Timothy Laurence, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were in carriages as they rode down the Mall from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade, where they joined other members of the Royal Family to watch the parade from the Major General’s office.

King Charles III  

Prince of Wales Duke of Edinburgh Princess Royal 

Queen Camilla  Princess of Wales (wearing the Irish Guards Brooch)

 Prince George  Princess Charlotte  Prince Louis

Duchess of Edinburgh and Sir Timothy Laurence

 Duke and Duchess of Gloucester 

Duke of Kent and the Earl of St Andrews 


The King, who was greeted by a Royal Salute and carried out an inspection of the military on parade, took the Salute as Colonel in Chief of the seven regiments of the Household Division, at the Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade, which also marked the first time that the reigning Monarch has ridden on horseback at Trooping the Colour since 1986.

King Charles III, the Head of the Armed Forces, was joined by Queen Camilla, Colonel of The Grenadier Guards, the Prince of Wales, Colonel of The Welsh Guards, the Princess of Wales, Colonel of The Irish Guards, the Princess Royal, Colonel of the Blues and Royals, Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel of The London Guards, and the Duke of Kent, Colonel of the Scots Guards, to view the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards Troop their Colour, while the Sovereign’s Escort was provided by The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals.



Following the Parade, members of the Royal Family returned to Buckingham Palace on horseback or in carriages, escorted by the The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals, with the King taking the salute upon arrival back at the Palace.

After a few minutes, members of the Royal Family appeared on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace to view the Royal Air Force Flypast, which consists of 70 aircraft, some form the scaled-back Coronation Flypast, followed by the National Anthem. 


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  1. I love the Trooping of the Colour and that the King revived the late Queen’s habit of riding horseback in procession. (Catch any US President doing that out in the open!)
    I thought the ladies looked lovely. I wish the Queen had gone full uniform, with red jacket and black skirt, rather than her almost but not quite dress, or else less uniform adjacent. She looked good though – red suits her.
    The Princess of Wales looked fabulous in that embellished jade green and picture hat.
    The children looked so cute in their red, white and blue outfits.
    Sorry we didn’t see Princess Alexandra. She looked frail at the Coronation – hope she is well.

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