Saturday, June 17

Trooping the Colour



Today is the official 80 th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.

The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will this morning attend the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Horse Guards Parade in London. The Queen attends the ceremony to take the salute from thousands of guardsmen who parade the Queen's Colour (flag).
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Trooping the Colour, which has honoured the sovereign's official birthday for nearly two centuries, dates back to the earliest times of armed conflict, when each leader needed his own flag or colours to stand out clearly amid the smoke and dust of battle. The flag or colours was trooped in front of the soldiers every day to make sure that every man could recognise those of his own regiment.
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A very Brithish tradition indeed.

2 comments:

Gillian Appleby -USA said...

Reference the last Royal photograph on the posting Mr Troy. I understand there was a wind problem on the Royal balcony which was reported in one of the UK Sunday newspapers ?

Peter Troy said...

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You may think that Madam. We however, being very British Subjects, could not possibly comment.