Get ready for an extraordinary event as Trooping the Colour returns to London on 17th June! This grand military parade, a time-honored tradition, marks the birthday celebration of monarch Charles III. The vibrant festivities bring together the active members of the British royal family on the iconic balcony of Buckingham Palace. Let’s dive into the exciting program awaiting us.
Across the Channel, the Trooping the Colour preparations are in full swing! Every year, on the second Saturday in June, this magnificent military parade, also known as the flag ceremony, takes place. Despite Charles III being born in November, this joyous occasion serves as the official celebration of his birthday as the new sovereign following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II last September. Witness the awe-inspiring sight of hundreds of soldiers, horses, and musicians parading along London’s renowned Mall, as well as catch glimpses of the active members of the British royal family.
The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. (11 a.m. in France) and conclude around 1 p.m. (2 p.m. in France). The highlight of the event is the official parade, where the King receives a royal salute and inspects the troops. Following this, the Royal Horse Artillery presents a spectacular 41-gun salute in Green Park. As the regiments of the Household Division typically have members of the Royal Family as their Colonel-in-Chief, we can anticipate the participation of various esteemed individuals in the procession. Keep an eye out for Queen Camilla, Princess of Wales and Prince William, Princess Anne, Edward as Duke of Edinburgh, and the Duke of Kent, all set to make notable appearances. Will the Princess of Wales, recently appointed Colonel of the Irish Guards, grace us with her presence on horseback in uniform? Her arrival is sure to captivate attention.
The Ever-Stylish Princess of Wales with Her Adorable Trio: George, Charlotte, and Louis.
Section 5: Prepare for a breathtaking sight as all active members of the Royal Family gather, some on horseback in the parade, while others grace the event in elegant horse-drawn carriages. Charles III himself will join the festivities from the balcony of Buckingham Palace to witness a splendid Royal Air Force flypast. This cherished moment allows Britons to witness the joyful reunion of the active Royal Family members while indulging in the delightful antics of Princess of Wales and Prince William‘s children – the charming trio of George, Charlotte, and the adorable Prince Louis. Although Prince Andrew’s attendance remains uncertain due to his involvement in the Epstein affair, it’s confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who previously attended the event, won’t be participating this time around after their absence in 2022 during Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee.
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