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Queen Elizabeth: Queen of The United Kingdom.
Riding in an open carriage with Prince Philip.
On their way along the Mall to Horseguards Parade Ground for the Trooping of the Colours Ceremony.

Captured on 12th June 2010.

Camera Nikon D700 with 70-200mm f/2.8 Lense.
More Pics of the Queen’s Trooping of the Colours Ceremony in London.

The Trooping of the Colour Ceremony
Celebrates the Queen’s Birthday.
Trooping the Colour is a ceremony performed by regiments of the Commonwealth and the British Army. It has been a tradition of British infantry regiments since the 17th century, although the roots go back much earlier.

On battlefields, a regiment’s colours, or flags, were used as rallying points. Consequently, regiments would have their ensigns slowly march with their colours between the soldiers’ ranks to enable soldiers to recognise their regiments’ colours.

Since 1748 Trooping the Colour has also marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign.

It is held in London annually on the second Saturday in June on Horse Guards Parade by St James’s Park, and coincides with the publication of the Sovereign’s Birthday Honours List. People receive knightoods, MBE’s etc….

The colourful ceremony, also known as The Queen’s Birthday Parade is broadcast live by the BBC.

The Queen rides down from Buckingham Palace in a Royal Procession with a Sovereign’s Escort of Household Cavalry {also known as “Mounted Troops” or “Horse Guards”}. Since 1987, The Queen has attended in a carriage rather than riding, which she did before that on 36 occasions, riding side-saddle and wearing the uniform of the regiment whose Colour was being trooped. The regiments take their turn for this honour in rotation as operational commitments permit.

Over 1400 officers and men are on parade, together with two hundred horses; over four hundred musicians from ten bands and corps of drums march and play as one. Some 113 words of command are given by the Officer in Command of the Parade. The parade route extends from Buckingham Palace along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and back again.
She inspects her troops of the Household Division, including both Foot Guards and Horse Guards.

The King’s Troop are also in attendance. Each year, one of the Foot Guards regiments is selected to troop their colour through the ranks of guards. Then the entire assembly of Household Division conducts a March Past around the Parade past the Queen, who receives their salute from the Saluting Base. (The Mounted Troops perform a Walk March and a Trot Past, and the King’s Troops ride by with their guns, which are their colour.)

The music is provided by the Massed Bands of the Foot Guards and the Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry, together with a Corps of Drums and occasionally Scottish pipers. They number in total approximately 400 musicians, pipers, and drummers.

On return to Buckingham Palace, the Queen watches a further march past from outside the gates. Following a 41-gun salute by the King’s Troop in Green Park, she leads the Royal Family onto the palace balcony for a Royal Air Force flypast.

More Pics of the Queen’s Trooping of the Colours Ceremony in London.

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Imagine your grandchildren or great-great-grandchildren being able to see how you enjoyed life hundreds of years from now? Don can help you record those magical moments for them. Photographer since 1980s.
Specialising in Portraiture, Landscape and Urban Fine Art Photography.

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  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscambleover 4 years ago

    Nicely captured Don. The colour is marvellous.

  • Thanks very much for that Jordan. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • emmy2
    emmy2over 4 years ago

    Great capture Don!!!!

  • Thank you Victoria. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • MarianaEwa
    MarianaEwaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Don.

  • Thank you Mariana, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kover 4 years ago

    wonderful capture of such a wonderful couple, well done ;)) k

  • Hi Kristina, thanks for that, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 4 years ago

    wow. super fantastic , Don!……..so royal!!!!:) great candidness and expression captured

  • Hey there Isa, thanks again. She’s got style our Queen.

    – DonDavisUK

  • neilbrown
    neilbrownover 4 years ago

    That is 1 BIG BUSBY!!

  • you should have seen some of the other guys, they were floppin all over with the wind:-) LOL

    – DonDavisUK

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    Awwww…this is really lovely.

  • Thanks so much Robin, doesn’t she look cute too:-)

    – DonDavisUK

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    Really cool shot!

  • Thanks very much indeed. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • adgray
    adgrayover 4 years ago

    And the Commonwealth! lol
    She’s our Queen too!
    and she’s not doing to bad for an old sheila! Ü
    Wish she’d send us Harry or Wills to be our head of state! ……
    Yes well!

    A lovely capture of such a stunning woman – the epitome of majestic grace and elegance! Thank you for shooting her! ….. er I mean captruring …… would you believe photographing her? Ü

    ☼Ü Happy Bubbling! Ü☼
    Chookas! ♥Ü♥

    PS don’t take a pot shot at her – they fixed that rule that you get a free one way trip down here if you do! Ü {{{{waving …. regally!}}}} Ü

  • Oooooops! Sorry for not mentioning that, I’ll make sure that I put that right soon.
    I’ve got some pics of Prince William to post too, but I wanted to get the mundane ones up first. LOL.
    Don’t mention shooting the Queen, you’ll get shot:-) LOL
    She’s an excellent and beautiful photographic model. I’d love to have an opportunity to take some really nice shots of her at home, relaxed and doing something normal like washing the dishes:-)
    Happy Bubbling to you too…
    Waving like a clown:-) LOL.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Neat shot

  • Thanks very much for that Flowers… Don.

    – DonDavisUK

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