The British royal family celebrated Queen Elizabeth‘s Official Birthday today, June 17, at the annual Trooping the Color at Horse Guards Parade, with a balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace.
Trooping the Color went down yesterday. It marks the Queen’s official birthday—not her actual birthday, which was in April. Trooping the Color originated as a means to show soldiers their regiment flag, so they would recognize their flag while in battle. This was called, “trooping”, where they carried the flag down the ranks to show […]