- Annual Trooping the Colour parade marked by Queen's solemn reflection
- What is Trooping the Colour 2017? When is the Queen’s birthday parade this year?
Annual Trooping the Colour parade marked by Queen's solemn reflection
The Queen and members of the Royal Family stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour, the Queen's annual.2017
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It's usually a weekend of great pageantry, in which all members of the royal family come out, along with much of London, to celebrate the queen's birthday. Queen Elizabeth turned 91 this year, legally on April 21, but the centuries-old British tradition publicly celebrates the birthdays of monarchs in the summer months to ensure good weather. However this year's was marked with subdued words shared by the queen on Friday night, via the Royal Family Twitter account. This year, however, it is difficult to escape a very sombre national mood," she wrote. Noting the country had "witnessed a succession of terrible tragedies," she called for the nation "to reflect and pray for all those who have been directly affected by these events. Her comments came three days after a Kensington apartment building caught fire, leading to at least 30 deaths, with many more missing. The Queen honored the victims and their families with a moment of silence at Trooping the Colour Saturday morning.
The royal family marched through London on June 17 for the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony. Kate Middleton and Prince William were a picture-perfect family at Queen Elizabeth's celebration, greeting the public on the Buckingham Palace balcony. Along with their children, the pair looked out at the crowd with pure joy. Two-year-old Princess Charlotte, who matched her mom in a sweet pink polka dot dress, was giddy at the sight of the crowd and happy to be in her mother's arms. Three-year-old Prince George, who looked cute in a cream button-down Peter Pan collar shirt with piping detail to the sleeves and tailored shorts, also appeared in good spirits. Prince William's attire matched his son's red braces, and was awfully similar to that of his wedding day.
London spared the city from its usual rain for a lovely Trooping the Colour celebration on Saturday. The annual parade — which was held in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's 91st birthday — featured some pretty cute moments from the royal family as they watched from a balcony at Buckingham Palace above the festivities. Princess Charlotte made her balcony debut in , and her second appearance did not disappoint.
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A minute's silence is observed by The Queen at the Trooping the Colour parade, to remember victims of… twitter. The Queen released a statement in the morning, before the Trooping the Colour, calling for unity after the recent tragedies in the UK. Escort to the Colour! The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh inspected the guards from a carriage, unlike horseback of previous years. There was the Changing of the Guard, after which the public streamed into the Mall, and lined up to await the arrival of the whole family for the flypast.
What is Trooping the Colour 2017? When is the Queen’s birthday parade this year?
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