Trooping the Colours


Whoa! I’m back…

I was mesmerized with the lovely city called London that I forgot my studies and my usual routines including my blog.

To start sorting things out I’m here writing again.

Bucket List

When we talk about Britain, the Queen will surely get into our minds. No other queen is more popular than Elizabeth II, Queen of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Her name even became synonymous to the word “the Queen.”

For most travellers and the curious, it’s always in our “Bucket List” to see the Queen and the Royal Household. Luckily, I bumped into a free magazine along Waterloo Station and found out that there will be an event where the Queen will be gracing an audience- Trooping the Colours.

Trooping the Colours  

Although the queen’s birthday falls on April 21st, the official celebration is usually held every June. The celebration includes a parade of around 1000 soldiers, a fly-past and the Royals on carriages and horsebacks.

So if you’re planning to see the Queen, book a ticket to London for June next year for the Queens 90th Birthday, I guess it will be grander and I hope to be back again.

British Cavalry
British Cavalry
Trooping of Colours brings in band and soldiers for a grand parade
Trooping of Colours brings in band and soldiers for a grand parade

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The Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry
The Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry
Duke of York
Duke of York

 

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The Royal Family at the balcony

TIP:
Stay at the Mall for a closer look at the Royals (the front of Buckingham Palace usually gets crowded earlier) then follow the crowd moving towards the palace right after the parade and you’ll find yourself at Buckingham Gate then aim for a perfect spot. The crowd usually goes to front of the gate, go at the back for the steps near the statue of Queen Victoria. It’s perfect, especially if you are around 5’3” and you wanted to have a good picture (AP and BBC will be at your back, who knows your head will be on the headlines LOL).

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