Trooping the Colour: what we won't see this year...

June 13, 2020

Each year, the streets are lined with flag-waving crowds as the parade moves from Buckingham Palace and down The Mall to Horse Guard's Parade, alongside members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages. The display closes with an RAF fly-past, watched by the Royal Family from the Buckingham Palace balcony. This year, due to the Corona Virus, a mini Trooping the Colour is taking place at Windsor Castle. Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Queen will view a military ceremony in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle to mark her Official Birthday on Saturday 13 June. 

 

It’s one of the biggest ceremonial events in the Royal Family’s calendar, a tradition that, since 1748, is held annually on the second Saturday in June. Trooping the Colour, which usually takes place at Horse Guard’s Parade by St James’s Park, would ordinarily see over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians come together in military precision, horsemanship and fanfare to mark The Queen's official birthday.

 

But what are the origins of this annual parade and fly past that sees the Royal Family gathering on the Buckingham Palace balcony?


Unlike the rest of us, the Queen actually has two birthdays: her real one on 21st April and her official one, which changes every year but is always the second Monday in June.


The occasion has usually gone without incident, except in 1981, when an unemployed youth called Marcus Sarjeant fired six blank rounds from a starting revolver, startling the Queen and her horse.

 

The ceremony is held for more than 250 years...

Todos os anos, as ruas são alinhadas com multidões que acenam com bandeiras enquanto o desfile se movimenta do Palácio de Buckingham e do The Mall até ao Horse Guard's Parade, ao lado de membros da Família Real a cavalo e em carruagens. A exibição termina com um vôo da RAF, assistido pela família real da varanda do Palácio de Buckingham. Este ano, devido ao Corona vírus, uma mini Trooping the Color deverá ocorrer no Castelo de Windsor. O Palácio de Buckingham confirmou que a rainha assistirá a uma cerimónia militar no páteo interior do castelo de Windsor para marcar o seu aniversário oficial no sábado, 13 de junho.

 

É um dos maiores eventos do calendário da Família Real, uma tradição que, desde 1748, é realizada anualmente no segundo sábado de junho. Trooping the Color, que geralmente acontece no Horse Guard's Parade, no St. James's Park, normalmente via mais de 1.400 soldados, 200 cavalos e 400 músicos reunidos numa parada militar, equestre e com fanfarra para marcar o aniversário oficial da rainha.

 

Mas quais são as origens deste desfile anual que reúne a Família Real na varanda do Palácio de Buckingham?


Ao contrário de todos nós, a rainha tem dois aniversários: o real, a 21 de abril, e o oficial, que muda todos os anos, mas é sempre na segunda semana de junho.


A ocasião costuma ter ocorrido sem incidentes, exceto em 1981, quando um jovem chamado Marcus Sarjeant disparou seis tiros de um revólver, assustando a rainha e o seu cavalo.

 

A cerimónia realiza-se há mais de 250 anos ...

 

Trooping the Colour through the years... | O Trooping the Colour ao longo dos anos:

 

 

 

 

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