The Tradition of Trooping the Colour

Trooping_the_Colour_MOD_4515575416th June is the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II (her real birthday is 21st April) and it is marked by the traditional Trooping the Colour parade on Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, which takes place on the nearest Saturday (today).

The parade is carried out by the Household Division (Foot Guards and Household Cavalry) and you can find out more about it at the British Monarchy website – click here – where you will also find photos and archive footage.

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