A British royal affair: The Trooping the Colour parade

A British royal affair: The Trooping the Colour parade

Centuries-old tradition

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Image: Reuters

London came to a standstill this weekend as the nation witnessed an official ceremony commemorating the Queen's birthday. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the details...

Britain once again celebrated the official birthday of its monarch Queen Elizabeth in London on Saturday, this time with the annual Trooping the Colour parade. Though the Queen's birthday falls on April 21, the parade is a long-held tradition that dates back to the 1700s.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Dressed in a bright green coat, the Queen, who celebrated her 90th birthday this year, travelled on a horse carriage with Prince Philip for the parade, which featured close to two thousand soldiers. Later, she was joined on the balcony of Buckingham Palace by Prince Charles, Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge along with their two children George and Charlotte.

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Prince Charles, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth, and Prince Philip

Camilla Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice

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