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In the United Kingdom, Trooping the Colour is also known as the Queens Birthday Parade. It has marked the official birthday of the Sovereign since 1748, and has occurred annually since 1820 (except in bad weather, periods of mourning and other exceptional circumstances). From the reign of King Edward VII, the Sovereign has taken the salute in person. It was Edward VII, the Sovereign who moved Trooping of the Colour to its June date, because of the vagaries of British weather. Serviced City Pads.
Trooping the Colour allows the Household Division and King’s troop to pay a personal tribute to the Sovereign with great pomp and pageantry. Crowds lining the route and in St James’s Park listen to music performed by both Massed and Mounted Bands.

The Queen has attended Trooping the Colour in every year except when prevented by a rail strike in 1955. Her Majesty started riding in a carraige in 1987. Serviced City Pads.
The Queen travels down The Mall from Buckingham Palace in a Royal Procession with a Sovereigns Escort of the Household Cavalry. After receiving the Royal Salute, she inspects her troops of the Household Division both Foot Guards and Horse Guards. The Kings troop are also in attendance. Each Year, one of the foot guards regiments is selected to troop their colour through the ranks of the guards. Then the entire assembly of the household division conducts a march past around the parade past the Queen, who receives their salute from the saluting base. The music os provided by the massed bands of the foot guards and the mounted bands of the household cavalry, together with the corps of drums and accasionally pipers, totalling approximatley 400 musicians. Led by the massed bands, the queen places herself at the head of her foot guards. The entire parade of 1,000 soldiers and 400 musicians marches up the mall towards Buckingham palace. The markers then march off the grounds carrying the regimental company colours on their marker flags. The Kings troop and the HAC, now in place, get ready for the commence firing their respective gun salutes during the Royal Family’s arrival at the palace. Serviced City Pads.On return to Buckingham Palace, the Queen watches two detachments of the new Queen’s guard entering the forecourt, forming up opposite the old Queens guard. The Queen then stops at the gateway together with the Duke of Edinburgh. Standing before the central gateway they receive the salute of the remainder of the guards and then the mounted troops. Following a 41 gun salute by the Kings Troop in Green Park, she leads the royal family onto the palace balcony for the Royal Air Force flypast. Service City Pads.