Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty The then Prince of Wales with Queen Elizabeth at this year’s Trooping the Color
The King will hold a birthday parade, called tropping the colorin central London next June, just six weeks after his coronation on may 6. The palace has announced that the annual festival, in which hundreds of soldiers march in the Horse Guards Parade followed by a fly over Buckingham Palace, will take place on June 17, 2023.
Queen Elizabeth actual birthday was April 21, but the public celebrated it every June for a practical reason: the weather is better! King Charles’s birthday is in November, but it looks like he’s keeping the public festivities at the same time as his mother.
The tradition is believed to have started during the reign of King George II in 1748. George II was born in October, but the annual Trooping of the Color became a celebration of the monarch and the armed forces.
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Although it dates back more than 200 years, Trooping the Color became a prominent date in the royal calendar during the historic 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth. During those seven decades, television, and later color photography, brought the show to life for millions of people around the world, revealing the royal family in the process.
More than 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will create the impressive display of military precision, horsemanship and fanfare to mark King Charles’ official birthday, Buckingham Palace says. After a carriage ride from Buckingham Palace to the Horse Guards by non-horseback members of the royal family, King Charles will salute at the parade.
Later, the family will watch a flyover of Royal Air Force jets and Red Arrows display teams from the palace’s iconic balcony.
Trooping the Color this year it was part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations marking the late Queen’s 70 years on the throne.
The day will also see Kate Middleton she has a new title and role: she has been appointed by her father-in-law as the new honorary colonel of the Irish Guards. It’s a fitting quote as Kate, 40, has been honoring that regiment of guards most of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities since she married Prince William in 2011.
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The role of Colonel in the Irish Guards previously belonged to prince william, 40, who has been made a Colonel of the Welsh Guards by his father. That fits with his new role as Prince of Wales, which he received from the King shortly after Queen Elizabeth died on September 8.
Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Queen Elizabeth in 1953
The appointment of the new colonels clears up some of the doubts that had arisen since Prince Andrew was stripped of the title in the wake of the scandal surrounding his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.
There was a suggestion that his sister, Princess Anne, would receive it. She remains a Colonel of the Royal and Blue House Cavalry regiment, the palace confirmed.