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HOW HIS ROYAL MAJESTY KING CHARLES III CELEBRATES TROOPING THE COLOR AND HIS BIRTHDAY WEEKEND (276 hits)

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Trooping the Colour is a ceremonial event performed every year on Horse Guards Parade in London, United Kingdom, by regiments of Household Division, to celebrate the official birthday of the British sovereign. It is also known as the Sovereign's Birthday Parade. Similar events are held in other countries of the Commonwealth.

In the UK, it is, with the State Opening of Parliament, the biggest event of the ceremonial calendar, and watched by millions on TV and on the streets of London.

Historically, colours were once used on the battlefield as a rallying point. They display the battle honours of a regiment and are a focal point of Trooping the Colour. The ceremony has marked the sovereign's official birthday since 1748. Each year, one of the five Foot Guards regiments of the Household Division is selected to slowly troop (carry) its colour through the ranks of guards, who stand with arms presented. During the slow march-past, the colours are lowered before the monarch and during the quick march-past the colours fly. The monarch will salute the colours in return.

During the ceremony, the monarch processes down the Mall from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade in a royal procession with a Sovereign's Escort of Household Cavalry (mounted troops or horse guards). After receiving a royal salute, the monarch inspects his troops of the Household Division and the King's Troop. Music is provided by the massed bands of the Foot Guards and the mounted Band of the Household Cavalry, together with a Corps of Drums, and pipers, totalling approximately 400 musicians. Once obtained, the colour is displayed at the head of the march past the sovereign in slow and quick time, by the Foot Guards, the Household Cavalry, and the King's Troop. (The latter two elements, being mounted, conduct a walk-past and a trot-past.)

Returning to Buckingham Palace, the monarch surveys a further march-past from outside the gates. Following a 41-gun salute by the King's Troop in Green Park, the royal family make an appearance on the palace balcony for a Royal Air Force flypast.[note 1]

Sovereign's Official Birthday

Trooping the Colour is also known as the "King's Birthday Parade" ("Queen's Birthday Parade" when the monarch is female). First performed during the reign of King Charles II (1660–1685), in 1748 it was decided that the parade of Trooping the Colour should mark the official birthday of the Sovereign. In 1760, after the accession of King George III, it became an annual event.

Learn more HERE!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trooping_the...


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Trooping The Colour 2024: When Is It? What's It About? And Other Questions Answered


Trooping the Colour is a regal slice of London pomp and ceremony that harks back to the time of Charles II. Though not for everyone, it's a well-known London tradition and a big draw for tourists. If it's up your alley, here's what you need to know.

What are these colours you speak of and why are they being trooped?
Two excellent questions. The 'colours' in this case are the various flags or standards held aloft by military regiments. Back in the days of hand-to-hand battlefield combat, these colours were a proud proclamation of who was fighting and also a useful visual aid for soldiers prone to losing their way in the melee.

For a long time now, Trooping the Colour has been a ceremony to mark the Sovereign's birthday (the one they all celebrate in June, rather than Charles' human birthday which is on 14 November). The five regiments of Foot Guards (Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards) take it in turns to parade in front of the monarch in a highly-orchestrated inspection on Horse Guards Parade.

Each ceremony entails around 1,200-2,350 soldiers plus hundreds of horses and musicians.

Read the full article HERE!: https://londonist.com/london/things-to-do/...



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It's All Over For Another Year BY Johanna Chisholm, Cachella Smith, Sean Coughlan and Sarah Campbell

We hope you enjoyed following our live coverage of Trooping the Colour.

Given that the rain seems to be holding off for a bit longer, we're going to try and nip out and enjoy some UV rays ourselves.

As a reminder, [Saturday] marked the first time that we've seen the Princess of Wales since her cancer diagnosis and abdominal surgery in January - some more details on her cancer treatment can be found here: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-68641710

If you missed any of [THIS WEEKEND'S] "trooping", fear not, as we've got all the updates covered in our wrap of [] events here: https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-69121498.


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[Her Royal Highness] Catherine, Princess of Wales has made her much-anticipated first public appearance of the year at the annual Trooping the Colour parade.

The princess, who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer, could be seen smiling and waving from the Buckingham Palace balcony at the end of a ceremony filled with pomp and pageantry.

King Charles III, who is also receiving treatment for cancer, travelled in a carriage, rather than on horseback.

Thousands waited in the heavy rain for one of the biggest events in the royal calendar.
There were cheers from the crowd as they caught their first glimpse of Catherine and the King heading from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade.

The carriage procession was met by a sea of mobile phones, with people trying to catch a photograph of the royals through the windows.

The princess was pictured smiling, sitting alongside her children Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte - with six-year-old Louis giving a wave to the crowd.
The ceremonial event marks the King's official birthday and has been held for over 260 years.


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Watch Order of the Garter (Finale) HERE!: https://www.youtube.com/live/-to68P8b3jM


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