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In pictures: Trooping the Colour

  • 14 June 2014
  • From the section UK

The Trooping the Colour ceremony has been held on Horse Guards Parade in London to mark the Queen's official birthday.

The Queen was joined by other senior royals at the annual event as she inspected 1,000 soldiers of the Household Division at Horse Guards Parade near Buckingham Palace.

The Queen returns to Buckingham Palace in the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony on 14 June 2014
Four of the five Foot Guards regiments of the Household Division - the Welsh Guards, Grenadier Guards, Scots Guards and the Coldstream Guards - marched in traditional bearskin hats and red tunics
Trooping the Colour on 14 June 2014
The Colour being paraded on Horse Guards this year was the flag of Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace in a horse drawn carriage to attend Trooping the Colour on 14 June 2014
The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, arrived at Horse Guards Parade in an Ascot Landau carriage. It left Buckingham Palace for the drive along The Mall
The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Royal leave Buckingham Palace to attend the Trooping the Colour ceremony on 14 June 2014
The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Royal saluted as they left Buckingham Palace on horseback to attend the ceremony
Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry leave Buckingham Palace to attend the Trooping the Colour on 14 June 2014
The Duchess of Cambridge arrived in a coach with the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry
Crowds on the Mall at trooping the Colour on 14 June 2014
Thousands of spectators lined the Mall to watch the procession. The Queen's actual birthday was on 21 April, when she turned 88
(l-r) Countess of Wessex, Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Andrew on the balcony during during Trooping the Colour on 14 June 2014
The Countess of Wessex, Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Andrew watched from a balcony at Horseguards Parade
The Queen begins to inspects troops from her carriage at Trooping the Colour on 14 June 2014
The Queen rode alone in the carriage to inspect her troops. She later stood on a podium as soldiers paraded past
Royal family on balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on 14 June 2014
The Royal Family came out on to the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch an RAF fly past
RAF Red Arrows fly past Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on 14 June 2014
Some 28 aircraft were involved in the fly past including Spitfires, a Lancaster bomber, Typhoon fighter jets and the Red Arrows aerobatic team