Friday 15 June 2012

Trooping the Colour, The Sovereign's birthday is officially celebrated by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour
This years Trooping the Colour will take place on 16 June 2012.

The tradition of Trooping the Colour:
Although The Queen was born on 21 April, it has long been the tradition to celebrate the Sovereign's birthday publicly on a day in the summer, when good weather is more likely.
Trooping the Colour is carried out by fully trained and operational troops from the Household Division (Foot Guards and Household Cavalry) on Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, watched by members of the Royal Family, invited guests and members of the public.