PHOTOS: The Queen’s Official Birthday and Trooping the Colour
The annual “Trooping the Colour” ceremony was held to mark Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday. The parade originates from traditional battle preparations. More than 1,000 soldiers, horses and musicians took part in the celebration.
The Queen’s birthday is actually on April 21 but broadcast commentator Dickie Arbiter, a former spokesman for Her Majesty, told CBS News, “The idea of doing it after her birthday was really Edward VII‘s idea at the beginning of the 20th century. He thought, as everybody else does think, that come [the summer] the weather is better. It really isn’t, so you take the chance.”
Here’s a snapshot of the vibrant celebration:
The Queen shared the spotlight releasing The Queen’s Birthday Honours List on Friday. Her husband Prince Philip was unable to attend due to surgery and she joined him at the hospital following the public event.
Are you going to start having two birthdays?