Trooping the Colour

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The annual Trooping The Colour took place on Saturday 15th June 2013 to Mark the official birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Starting at 11am a carriage procession made it’s way from Buckingham Palace, down The Mall, through Admiralty Arch and onto Horseguards Parade. HM the Queen was accompanied by the Duke of Kent instead of  HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, who is still in hospital, followed by the Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Prince Harry. Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, The Countess of Wessex, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

Music for the event included the traditional National Anthem, Les Huguenots, British Grenadiers Slow March, Hazelmere, the Grand March from Rienzi by Wagner, Men of Harlech, Scipio by Handel, Figaro, Yhe Champion, Highland Laddie and Galanthia. The occasion was marked by a traditional 41 Gun Royal Salute from Green Park, then the royal party made their way back through Admiralty Arch, up TheMall and back to Buckingham Palace. This was followed shortly afterwards by three generations of the Royal Family appearing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to witness the flypast by the Royal Airforce, which Iincluded the Battle of Britain Memorial Avro Lancaster, Hawker Typhoon, Tornado GR3, E3A Sentry, C17 Globemaster, DC10, Tristar and the RAF Red Arrows

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